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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supervisor Buster Is A Proven Winner

I’ll vote for Supervisor Buster. He’s a proven winner.

I’m ashamed to admit I voted for Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries – twice! The first time I met and listened to Mr. Jeffries; the second time, (as a disillusioned voter) I just assumed he would be better than nothing.

I was wrong. His abysmal record includes abstaining from voting 156 times in one session alone. Either voting “yes” or “no” would have been fine, but just abstaining, no way! The fact that we taxpayers paid Jeffries to do nothing while taking our money is disgusting at best.

In the meantime, First District Supervisor Bob Buster has been quietly taking care of business. A fiscal conservative, Supervisor Buster drives his own car and runs his office a quarter-million dollars cheaper than any other Supervisor. In recent history he has been a major supporter of parks, trails and open space in the First District as well as spearheading the new UCR Medical School, which will bring 8,000 much needed jobs. He has provided the First District with libraries in Woodcrest and Mead Valley, a Fire Station in Lake Mathews, a Community Center in Mead Valley and a Sports Park in the Temescal Valley.  

We don’t need a proven loser for Supervisor. I’ll vote for Supervisor Buster. He’s a proven winner.

Michelle Randall,

Corona

RESPONSE FROM KEVIN JEFFRIES' OFFICE REGARDING THE ASSEMBLYMAN'S VOTING RECORD:

"Kevin has frequently refused to vote for legislation that has not been through the committee process, has not had text available, or is an empty 'shell' bill. While most members simply vote like their party leadership tells them to vote on these bills, he has refused to vote on most bills that have not been properly vetted. He has continually sponsored legislation to require bills to be in print for at least 24 hours, but the legislative leadership has repeatedly killed it.

"By the way, a typical session has a couple thousand votes, to put the number in perspective.”

Diana October 03, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I wish Mr. Buster would show as much interest and pride in the blighted pit of Lakeland Village as he does over trails. How much can it cost to maintain a trail, Grand Ave needs to be widened, sidewalks and cross walks for the kids, street lighting to keep people from being ran over at night. Just today in the middle of Grand are three little kids stuck out in the turn lane trying to get from one side of Grand to the other, does a child have to be ran over on their way home from school before someone provides safety for Grand Ave?
Michelle Randall October 04, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Diana, you guys sound like you need a MAC (Municipal Advisory Council) for Lakeland Village. Why don't you ask Supervisor Buster to create one for you and to appoint you to it? Ours here in the Temescal Valley works great to create a link between our residents needs and the Supervisor. I know it's late, but we have our meeting tonight at the Sycamore Creek Swim Club from 7 pm to 9 pm. Come and see how it works. What it costs to maintain a trail is honest labor. With all the cutbacks and layoffs, the Park District doesn't have the staff to care for our Regional Trails. The Adopt-A-Trail program has been a great success in the First District with miles of trails now being cared for by concerned citizens. If you miss this TMAC, please come to the next one. We meet on the first Wed. of every month.
Michelle Randall October 04, 2012 at 05:44 AM
It doesn't make any difference to me as a tax payer whether the abstainers were Democrat or Republican. In my eyes they are the same breed of cat, useless. I like the part of the paper that says dock their pay if they abstain. Better yet, fire them. Throw the non-productive members of that disfunctional legislature out.
Resident October 06, 2012 at 11:45 PM
But like he said, how do you vote on something where the texts haven't even been printed or provided? This isn't like asking if you wanted fries and coke with that, you know?
Resident October 06, 2012 at 11:48 PM
So by paying this tax, do we get a discount on our housing insurance?

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