Updated Friday, June 13 @ 6:27 a.m. ♦
The Desert Trail published an impressive editorial under the same title. The newspaper correctly surmised, “With the possibility of replacing three of five councilmembers, this election may fundamentally alter the direction the city council.”
Having three new faces on the council would be a gift from heaven.
The salient issues facing the city are public safety in terms of emergency response, fire services, and fire protection, and that dirty old bird Project Phoenix as it relates to rebuilding the downtown area. The TRAIL, too, recognizes these issue are of paramount importance.
A hotly contested issue duplicating another unnecessary city playhouse will be in issue.
Jim Harris recently stated on local radio he will seek another four term. Dan Mintz, the most clandestine member on the council, as expected, is holding his cards close to his chest. Thus far, only one individual has taken out papers to run. That is Planning Commissioner Carey Alderson.
Carey Alderson is also a member of the Board of Directors of the 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce. Alderson took out papers to run for a seat on the city council months ago. He has missed out on his opportunity to campaign early and unfortunately continues to be remiss by not campaigning. This makes no sense.
This foreshadowing behavior is not the way Carey would fit in on the council, is it? Make waves Carey. It’s okay to do that. It’s the American experience. Grow a pair, get out there and start campaign. Kiss a few babies, shake a few hands, have a press conference float a press release. Is his campaign manager full of energy and spirit, or a lump on a log?
What is Carey waiting for? Jump in and start your engine. What is the message Carey wants to get out to the public? Carey, I urge you get moving. Make contact with the people you hope to serve.
Since Carey is sandbagging and not campaigning, here is his Linkedin web address: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carey-alderson/2a/21b/829
The Desert Trail wrote:
“… we urge the people of Twentynine Palms to get involved in the coming campaign. It is up to each of us to influence a process that will, in turn, influence our lives for many years to come.
As much as Jim Harris has been held under the microscope and criticized, he does in fact deserve credit for having kicked off his campaign.
Is the voting public going experience another “Campaign paralysis 29“? So many issues, such little time.