First off, John Cole is good people. However, nobody owns public office because they are good people. Look at the record record.
I believe the Desert Trail is disingenious and condescending to suggest Ms. Cora Heiser is better suited to an appointed city position. Here is the link to the TRAIL article wherein it recommends a vote for John Cole and pigeon holes one of our finest citizens.
Cora Heiser is a highly intelligent, well educated Special Education teacher and proven municipal researcher who gets to the bottom-line of issues. She is up-to-date on city issues and has diligently been following and educating herself on all city hall issues.
Heiser has penned scores of local articles as a writer, a commentator and researcher who writes on local political issues. She is a “watchdog” on city politics for all the people. As well, Ms. Heiser attends all city council meetings and has traveled at her own expense in California to research issues of local concern for the public .
The local publishing company that owns the Desert Trail and Hi-Desert Star clearly has “ulterior motive” for continuing with the status quo that has plunged our city in debt for $31 million dollars with zip to show for it — but for administrative costs, outside consulting fees, outside legal fees, bureaucratic costs, and travel expenses to Sacramento for naught.
We need a qualified council person who will represent all the people all the time. Heiser possesses the intelligence to think for herself and do quality research on complicated issues. During the recent Chamber of Commerce Forum, Klink and Heiser were only two who offered new solutions for complicated problems that have gone very wrong with this seated city council. [There are two position open to vote for council members on the ballot come November; three hopefuls are running.]
Councilman Joel Klink has demonstrated he can work with all council members and that he is willing to compromise on important issues if necessary to move the city forward in a positive manner.
John Cole – although a good man — has outlived his calling on the city council. Cole has demonstrated he often represents outside interests and unequivocally panders to local power groups that have controlled this city for years.
Moreover, outside (big business) special interests have lined their pockets to the sum of HUNDREDS and hundreds of thousands of dollars of Bond debt — taxpayer’s money — that shall span three generations over the next 30 years to pay off. All done with the manifest help of Mr. Cole. All done without meaningful input from the public.
The state has repeatedly (eight times) mandated this city council relinquish the money they are wrongfully withholding from the people of California for schools, fire services and public safety. The State has labeled 29 Palms as an errant and obstreperous city because of questionable malum in se (wrongful) dealings.
The town has nothing to show for this outrageous and convoluted Bond debt but more debt on its way as this Councilman Cole has/is defiantly and petulantly ignores California Department of Finance mandates, recent California Statutes, and California courts decisions — —– during the largest blunder and most infamous fiasco in 29 Palms history.
Further, Councilman Cole has continually ignored the impending doom and dangers facing this city in terms of public fire safety.
Mr. Cole has breached his fiduciary duty to the people of 29 Palms on many levels. Are we better off now than before with the honorable Councilman Cole?
Vote for Joel Klink and Cora Heiser.
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