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Santee City Council Candidates

With election day only weeks away Santee residents have  a number of choices to make that could greatly influence the directions the city takes over the next four years. Over the next few days I will be posting a series of email interviews with the candidates for city council. I am also planning to do the same with the candidates for Santee School District Board and Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board, but the city council comes first. Before I begin with the interviews, a quick overview of the candidates for the 3 seats on the council, in alphabetical order.

Janet Enright – Retired Administrative Officer

Shari L. Groce – Aerospace Engineer

Ben Kalasho – Business Owner/CEO

Rob McNelis – Santee Business Owner

John W. Minto – Incumbent

Rocky Qualin – Business Consultant

Rudy Reyes – Archaeologist/Scientist/Educator

John Ryan – Longshoreman.

Tomorrow our first interview, with Rocky Qualin.

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Political Clean-Up Time

It’s only a few days after the election – probably one of the most heavily-promoted of lateley – and I’m very pleased to see that many of the signs are already down.  Below are some Before-and-After pictures from a couple of the most posted locations around town.  I want to encourage all of the candidates, supporters, proposition pro or con groups, etc., to do the right thing and get those signs down.

SR-125 and Mission Gorge

Before the Election – 10/20/08

Political Signs 125 & MGR

After the Election – 11/6/08

SR-125 & MGR

Mission Gorge East of SR-125

Before the Election – 10/20/08

 Political Signs MGR

After the Election – 11/6/08

MGR

 

So where do political signs go after the election?  Well, not all of them go quietly, nor do they all go completely away, as you can see below.

Political trash 1

Political trash 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, folks, let’s make sure these are taken care of as well.  I will be checking around town beginning next week and I will be listing candidates and propositions that have signs still up.  If anyone would like to send me their own list, I would be happy to include it.  The campaign is over, time to clean up Santee.

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