Let’s start with the 1/2 cent Transportation Sales Tax dog whistle:
With their experience, judgment and priorities, they are best equipped to wrestle with the complex issues facing Placer, one of California’s fastest-growing counties. One issue headed their way is a possible half-cent sales tax on the November ballot to help fund the county’s transportation needs. Holmes is generally in support, Uhler is skeptical and Montgomery wants to see the final proposal.
Uhler, who served as supervisor from 1993 to 1996 and started his second stint in 2006, represents District 4, which includes Granite Bay and part of Roseville. He also wants to complete the conservation plan and stresses moving toward long-term financial stability, including reducing retiree costs and other unfunded liabilities.
His challenger is (a liberal democrat turned DTS), a first-time candidate who decided to run after a housing project was proposed next to his home. He says there’s a problem with overdevelopment and poor planning.
But – at least the Bee OUTS the NIMBY-ism that prompted the challenge. It is interesting that the handful of people on the right can not see how their witch hunt is going to jeopardize the State of Jefferson. (Uhler was the only supporter of it on the board and could have gotten the votes for it… I doubt that will happen now)
(Liberal Democrat turned DTS) says the website includes hateful material, and he filed a complaint this month with the state Fair Political Practices Commission. The commission, however, dismissed the complaint, saying it doesn’t have authority over such material.