Conclusion of Roseville City Council’s $500K Dilemma

 Susan Rohan  Comments Off on Conclusion of Roseville City Council’s $500K Dilemma
Jun 192013

Folks – State Mandates once again are forcing the “wasting” of the $500k. If you vote Democrat, thank you so much for screwing local government.

From Susan Rohan:

Local government is no longer immune from the onslaught of state and federal mandates. Business has been reeling from them for years. Thanks in large part to (John) Allard the momentum has shifted staff and council efforts through collaborations with public associations to participate in rule making procedures and addressing proposed legislation. It is time consuming and risky but less so when private enterprise adds its political clout and political and technical expertise to the efforts. We have a law and regulation committee that us very active. And staff now understands how these gruesome proposals affect the bottom line of the publics’ budget. In essence the anti business legislature is pushing its dirty work down to us to do. And there are penalties if we don’t.

Unfunded State Mandates with punitive penalties if City Governments don’t waste money.

Under AB1890, AB2021 and SB1 – Public Utilities are REQUIRED to collect “Public Benefits Dollars” and spend them on an extremely limited array of “educational services”.

Central Planning. Socialism.

What else would you expect from the idiots in Sacramento!

Thank you to the anon letters’ sender for making sure that the source of this was identified.

Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?

 Bonnie Gore, Carol Garcia, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?
Jun 092013

I am not sure who sent this anonymous letter to me. Typical of anonymous letters – it was sent to my business office!

The letter asks a very reasonable question – why is the City of Roseville apparently budgeting $500k for advertising for its’ utility?

My first thought was that this was some sort of State mandate.

I called Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan for an explanation and she was unable to come up with a quick answer – so to the anonymous person that sent me the letter… GOOD JOB!

I will post an answer once we get one.

As a second item – Congrats and Thank You for standing up to the Police officers that inexplicably decided against negotiating in good faith.

Susan Rohan, Tim Herman, Carol Garcia and Bonnie Gore voted 4-0 to impose a contract on the Roseville Police Union after negotiations broke down. This is not an easy move – nor is it an ideological move in a City run correctly.

Courage deserves applause.

Roseville is in good hands.

Press Tribune Article on the Roseville City Council Drama!

 Neil Pople, Roseville City Council 2010, Sam Cannon, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Press Tribune Article on the Roseville City Council Drama!
Oct 272010

The recent article on the Roseville City Council Race has some interesting By-Lines to it:

Who is that masked e-mailer?

At least eight of these e-mails have gone out to recipients obtained by voter-registration lists. The domain server for the e-mails, “” was purchased from through the domain name That domain name is registered to Loomis resident Joseph Scharrer.

Scharrer isn’t new to local political controversy. In 2008, news stories reported that he bought dozens of website domains in the names of politicians he opposed to use the sites against the candidates.

Ooooooh, could it be?

They quote the “Non-Partisan” former employee of Charlie Brown for Congress (a liberal democrat) Lee Reed:

Roseville resident Lee Reed is upset by the partisanship of the e-mail messages. In 1960, at 21 years old, Reed tried to vote for the first time, but was turned away at the polling place, he said, because he “appeared to be a Republican” by his three-piece suit and shiny shoes in the Democratic-dominated city of Chicago — he actually planned to vote for John F. Kennedy Jr.

“I’ll never forget that,” Reed said. “I came from (a place) with some of the dirtiest politics in the nation. I moved out here to California. I want nonpartisan to be nonpartisan.”

Really? Then why Mr. Reed you file a complaint with the City Attorney’s office in an attempt to shut this blog down? Democrats. Free speech only works in one direction for them – you know, like the military ballots that several states deliberately did not send out in time?


More quotes:

Cannon, chief of staff for California Assemblyman Paul Cook, said he’ll focus on restoring jobs, improving the local economy and promoting public safety. The Roseville Planning Commissioner recently earned the endorsement of the Roseville Police Officers Association, Councilman John Allard and Councilman Jim Gray.

And now Tim Herman:

“I’m looking forward to being done with the (campaign) and going on to the next stage,” Herman said. “I’ve enjoyed knocking on doors and talking to people. I’m feeling very positive. It’s a long experience — I started walking precincts in 105 degree weather and (walked) this past weekend in the rain.”

Sounds like Mr. Herman thinks he has it won already.

(Pople) He has raised $2,866 for his campaign, mainly from the Placer County Democratic Central Committee, Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento and several individuals.

No surprise there. (The Stonewall Democrats are a lifestyle group of Democrats)

“(The campaign) has been very exciting and a lot of fun,” Rohan said. “I’m anxious to see the end of it. I’m just plugging away until it’s done. You do everything you can think of, and it’s best to just be settled.”

Amen, Susan. Just be settled – If I had a vote, I’d have voted for Sam and Susan already.

Oct 132010

Let’s see – Tim Herman opposed Prop 8, and supported Charlie Brown over Tom McClintock and than issues this gem in the Roseville Press-Tribune Article:

Herman, registered as “decline-to-state,” said the e-mail involves private voting, assumptions and issues that “aren’t important to how one would function as a City Council member.”

Tim Herman is an excellent dentist. My salute to his professional prowess, or my acknowledgment that he is qualified does not extend to how I feel about his stances on issues or how I’d feel about his governance.

I have never met a social liberal who can govern as a fiscal conservative. Tim publicly supported bond issues and sat on the oversight board on another. His public comments at candidate forums never once referenced him supporting city fee reductions or fee eliminations.

This is the choice Roseville needs to make – Susan Rohan and Sam Cannon are unassailable Fiscal Conservatives.

It is also interesting to see how the Press-Tribune spun the content of the ‘offending’ email. It was a straight-forward attack on the Prop 8 issue – it was not a smear, but rather talked about David Larson’s marriage to Brad and Tim Herman’s social liberalism.

The Email that was forwarded to me by the reporter also included how Larson and Herman supported Charlie Brown over Tom McClintock – and I took due note that was not included in the P-T story.

All in all, voters deserve to know about the actions and patterns of people they may be voting for.

Sam Cannon / Susan Rohan – Republicans, Yes on 8, Tom McClintock

Tim Herman / David Larson – Non Republican Liberals, No on 8, Charlie Brown.

That’s pretty simple.

Sacramento Bee Endorsement choices a blow for David Larson

 David Larson, Roseville City Council 2010, Sam Cannon, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Sacramento Bee Endorsement choices a blow for David Larson
Sep 252010

Click here for the link to the story.

First of all – quoting the story is why they did not endorse Sam Cannon:

Two other contenders, Sam Cannon and David Larson, also have done their time on appointed boards, currently on the city planning commission. But they bring some baggage.

Cannon, who also ran in 2008, is chief of staff to Republican Assemblyman Paul Cook and professes the party line of no new taxes, pension reform and less business regulation.

According to the Bee Sam Cannon’s “Baggage” is no new taxes, pension reform and reducing the size of Government.

The Bee wasn’t finished – they took a swipe at the Tea Party while disregarding Dave Brown.

What’s more interesting is why a newspaper that is going to endorse Gavin Newsome and Kamala Harris – easily the two most leftist nominees the California Democrat Party has ever put up… is citing David Larson’s leftist stances as a reason to pass him over.

The real reason is that Larson must have been unable to provide enough substance to give the Bee cover for making an ideaological endorsement – which is what they generally do.

They cite Susan as a Moderate Republican and cite Tim Herman is a non-partisan.

They don’t know Susan.

Referring to Tim Herman: If opposing Parental Notification, supporting Gun Control, supporting an electric car ordinance, favoring Green Policies, being Pro-Choice and opposing Prop 8 are the stands of a Moderate… then David Larson is a communist.

The sad fact is Larson may well be…

Larson has deepened his involvement in local Democratic politics. He is supported by public employee unions, and says layoffs and furloughs of city workers are his absolute last resort.
Meantime – the Bee continues to hemmorage subscribers.