Jul 112018

Back in 2008, we had a 5 Republican Board of Supervisors in Placer County. By 2012, it was 2.

In 2018, a motion to oppose Sanctuary State died for lack of a second, why did that happen? (note that the local media are celebrating it’s demise)

IN 2010, the Late Rocky Rockholm was up for Re-Election. Jack Duran, a School Board Trustee ran against him and was not found on the campaign trail. Duran in person is combative and was not a good candidate. So, the Democrat operatives running his campaign put him on ice and made the whole campaign about Rocky Rockholm’s taking a plane trip at the cost of $8,000 to return to vote on a project in North Lake Tahoe called the 3-lane hybrid.

They took Highway 28 in North Lake Tahoe and reduced it from a 4 lane expressway with no turn lanes to a 2 lane highway with roundabouts and a center turn lane.

Rockholm lost 100% because people cared more about the Plane Ticket than any other issue.

District 5 Supervisor Bruce Kranz had beaten the far-left Rex Bloomfield in 2004. Kranz went ballistic over the 3 Lane Hybrid Project and a lot of the animosity over that episode carried forward in to 2008. Bloomfield recruited Jennifer Montgomery, herself a Bernie Sanders type of Democrat to run for Supervisor and she won.

In the meantime Jim Holmes, a lifelong Democrat, turned Republican beat Alice Dowdin in 2004 for Supervisor. During 2011. Jim Holmes un-registered as a Republican and went DTS because he was upset with the County Party for consistently opposing Bonds and Parcel Taxes that local government are fond of floating.

So, just like that in 2010, 5 Republicans. In 2013, 2.

Worse, no one opposed Duran for Re-election in 2014. Now, in 2018, Duran was drubbed by 22 points by Bonnie Gore… who will not be sworn in until December 2018.

Holmes has been opposed both times he has run for re-election, but not by anyone serious. In 2016, Montgomery drew no serious opposition as 5 people filed against her.

Robert Weygant is the dean of the Board of Supervisors. He is a moderate / liberal Republican. He knew that the Sanctuary State Resolution did not have 3 votes, so he did not see fit to second Kirk Uhler’s motion to oppose the Sanctuary State. In his mind, there was no upside to taking a position sure to fail.

Robert Weygant is one of the breed of Republicans that Chad Mayes / John Kasich / Arnold are trying to promote. He has been in office since 1994 and on most all county issues has voted with Conservatives.

This leaves us with Kirk Uhler, the son of Lew Uhler, Placer County’s lone Conservative (at least until Bonnie Gore is sworn in) Supervisor.

The sad irony is that several within the Placer GOP’s Central Committee supported a liberal Bay Area transplant against Mr. Uhler in 2016. I’d lay odds they will leave Uhler alone in 2020 and go after Holmes and Montgomery. (One would hope)

Kirk Uhler is the one supervisor pictured without a “hat” on.

Jan 092016

… that is clearly and obviously an attempt to inflame the Placer GOP Central Committee in to supporting and/or recruiting an opponent for any of the Placer Supervisors.

A letter to the editor bearing the name of Sandy Campbell was printed in the Lincoln News-Messenger. The construction and content of the letter left me with no doubt that the person responsible for it was none other than former Placer GOP Chairman, Ken Campbell.

Campbell has had a seething rage for Kirk Uhler and Robert Weygant for 20 years. The only time I ever recall Mr. Campbell helping Weygant was in 2004, when mega developer Angelo Tskapolos funded an opponent to Weygant. If you attempt to build anything anywhere near Campbell’s home on McCourtney Rd N/E of Lincoln – he won’t like you very much.

This is why the letter to the editor and its’ specific reference of Bickford Ranch was no accident.

When the letter signed by Sandy Campbell was printed – the ink was hardly dry (and the electrons had just started being disturbed) when an email was sent out to the Placer GOP’s Central Committee saying the following:

Dear Central Committee,

I wanted to pass on my wife’s Letter to the Editor (below).  The Lincoln News Messenger wanted Sandy to prove to them everything in the Letter was true; and so she did.

Republicans rightfully are angered when the Clintons took cash from those having business before the State Department while Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.  Well our Placer Supervisors are doing the same thing—give a “donation” and a project is approved.  And we are not talking about small amounts of money…Placer Vineyards gave the Supervisors $59,500.

If Clinton Cash is wrong, Supervisor Cash is also wrong…corruption is corruption.

Our Supervisors need to stop the influence peddling and give all the past “donations” back.  If they can’t do this, we need to work to elect honest Supervisors.

Ken Campbell

It sounds pretty bad, huh? Either donate to our evil pay raise measure or you won’t get your projects approved!

  1. People should note that Campbell contributed $13000 to former Congressman John Doolittle. I have alleged all along that Campbell turned on John Doolittle because of his ouster as Placer GOP Cent Com Chairman. Have I had it wrong all along? Was this letter an admission that Mr. Campbell did not receive an expected result from the donations? (Doolittle did indeed support a ton of development – including earmarking money for Overpasses, I-80 and Hwy 65 improvements)
  2. The two projects referenced as a nexus for the alleged corruption were approved in 1994. Let that sink in. That was 22 years ago.
  3. The original developer of Bickford Ranch went bankrupt and the current developer’s plan was cut substantially in 2014 making the evil development far less lucrative. If I was the developer – I’d be trying to recall the supervisors – not paying them off with donations to their pay raise scheme!
  4. Campbell alleges conversations with people involved in said projects who claim to have donated under duress. No one I know or anyone else within the evil South Placer Political establishment has a clue who feels their donations to measure B were coerced!
  5. In his email to the Cent Com – he lumps the aggregated donations to four placer county supervisors over the life of their tenure + the donations to measure B to reach the $59,500 total. I am sure Mr. Campbell forgot that he and several others on the Placer GOP Cent Com who were elected benefited from $43,000 in Independent Expenditures from Charles Munger. I think Mr. Campbell would consider himself corrupt by his own metric.

Campbell has hated Kirk Uhler since the 1996 Assembly Primary and even more so because of Uhler’s role in blowing the whistle on unilateral expenditures of the Placer GOP’s money – thus circumventing the will of the committee itself in 2003-4. Uhler, along with former Rocklin Mayor Kathy Lund and others received the full wrath of Campbell.

During that time, then Placer Supervisors Bruce Kranz and Ted Gaines voted to put Measure “E” on the ballot which was an advisory vote over a college campus in Western Placer County. Campbell’s NIMBY sensibilities were so offended that he publicly attacked all of the above named people in his column in the Auburn Journal. (which, you can see microfilm copies of at their office in Auburn)

Campbell was forced to resign as Placer GOP Chairman by Congressman John Doolittle – who he later helped run out of office. To the new folks on the Placer GOP Cent Com and others without institutional knowledge of Campbell – I repeat this information so that you have perspective for why Campbell pops up occasionally taking swipes at Republican officeholders. He has a list and he checks it twice – if you’re on it – your name will be in print eventually as well.

Republican Placer County Supervisor gets honored by the Sierra Club?

 Robert Weygant  Comments Off on Republican Placer County Supervisor gets honored by the Sierra Club?
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Jennifer Montgomery is a left-wing haight-ashbury disciple.

Jack Duran is a moonbat product of the Labor Unions.

Jim Holmes is the nice-guy Democrat-Turned-Republican with donors and friends that read like a whos who of Placer County Liberals. (and a few of us Conservatives thrown in there for good measure)

None of the above got the award. Robert Weygant did.

I like Robert on an inter-personal level. He is approachable and clearly explains where he is coming from… I agree with the concept of his Placer County Conservation Plan, but not with the wads of open space he has led the county to spend its’ scarce resources on.

I had to do a double-take when I saw this. I have long heard the criticism that Robert is too “Green”. I tend to agree with that criticism after seeing this.

The article itself from the Sierra Club is pretty innocent and devoid of the usual nature worship that they engage in… but it still gave me pause.