Yucca Valley desperately needs diversity on its town council.
Candidates for elected office need not refers to fellow citizens as “cockroaches”.
While some will say it’s too early to write about candidates running for a vacated seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council in a special March election, others will say it is not too early since ballots will be sent out via the postal service in mid-February.
The time is ripe to get involved in this election. All things considered, ballots go out in about 45 days and after that time runs out. Forth-five days is not a lot of time to be involved in local elections — especially when so much is at stake in terms of the future of Yucca Valley .
Four individual have taken out papers. One of which is just not a good fit for the community for the following reasons.
For one, Jennifer Collins is not a good compliment to the town council considering it will beef-up the Sky Harbor dynasty that has control the town for far too long. Moreover, a town council ought not be ruled by a phalanx of council members all from the same controversial church — which has manifest influence over town government.
Jennifer Collins is both a Sky Harbor neighbor and a member of said referenced church which is also situated in Sky Harbor.
The town is awash in a flawless and successful scheme to control local government. A lopsided control that has driven the town to the edge of a financial abyss in terms of overspending.
Whatever else this candidate would do as councilwoman – she has tipped her hat that she will shadowed and carbon copy the controversial and flamboyant town manager who overspend taxpayers’ money like it were New Year’s confetti.
Collins patently lacks sound judgment as demonstrated by her support of a 30 year general tax increase without earmarks, to wit, failed Measure U.
While President of the Y.V. Chamber of Commerce, Collins naively and foolishly went on record linking the Chamber to support of Measure U. Collins was advised to keep the Chamber out of the Measure U politics since the Chamber is a nonprofit/tax exempt organization under the jurisdiction of California Corporations Codes and Federal IRS Codes. Yet, she obstreperously and defiantly ignored the warning.
Blogger and politically activist Margo Sturges wrote: “As President of the Chamber, she should not have stepped into the tax debate, period.”
Jennifer Collins alleges she conducted an email survey of the Chamber members. She thus revealed that the results of that survey documented that 88% of the members she polled didn’t want Chamber involvement (there was only a 12% approval of the entire membership). That’s not very democratic.
Even so, she spent Chamber money to promote the measure and she created a Political Action Committee to that end. The foolish and stupid political faux pas was a gaffe that could have possibly caused sanctions against the Chamber.
Moreover, Collins digressed with the use of scare tactics to influence the voting process. She signed a “Rebuttal to Arguments Against Measure U,” stating that Yucca Valley is under assault from Sacramento.
This was a blatant distortion. To the contrary, it was seen as a money grab for power by an overzealous and ambitious first-time town manager.
Another departure from the reality foisted upon town residents was Jennifer Collins’ signing on to the same publishing stating that “Yucca Valley residents, taxpayers and local businesses all agree yes on U.” That was another blatant and egregious distortion. It was an absurd and a preposterous intentional misrepresentation to sway voters.
Obviously it fell short of any credibility whatsoever. Collins didn’t stop there. . . she verified in a signed statement that the statements were “True and Correct.” Goto this Link.
Some residents go as far as to say Collins is a bible thumping and self-righteous politically motivated candidate. However so, it does appears that Ms. Collins if going down the end-road to don the jacket of a burgeoning political Machiavellian.
When a candidate for elected office refers to fellow citizens as “cockroaches” — as Jennifer Collins wrote on her social media page — that’s the last straw that broke the camels back. The town needs a responsible leader: Collins seems to falls short of this rudimentary requirement.
Her enter into the political arena thus far has been disastrous — a harbinger of things to come. Simply put, Jennifer Collins is out of step and out of touch with the community. She is not the right stuff to take the town into the future.
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For more on Jennifer Collins’ run for town council, her Track Record and alleged anomalies of professional conflicts of interest, Click Here.
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