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After resignation of Maria Elena Serna, 10 seek to represent Lodi area on Delta College board

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Posted: Monday, January 5, 2009 10:00 pm

With the resignation of Trustee Maria Elena Serna, the San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees is seeking a new trustee to represent the Lodi area. The following is a list of the 10 people who applied by 5 p.m. Monday.

The personal statements are excerpts from each applicant's letter to Board President Steve Castellanos.

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  • posted at 11:23 pm on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    Lodeye, could you define "REAL" minority versus a normal or unreal minority?

  • posted at 11:19 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    Neo, have you seen a REAL minority in Lodi's management team or council?

  • posted at 11:18 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    Patton1, wasn't Baxter Dunn sheriff of San Joaquin County? How long was he in prison. He's just one of very few prominent that have been actually caught. That is, until now that money is scarce. Be aware that unexpected knock on your door! Are you saying Chief Hansen didn't turn his head the other way for those years he was chief and let the eastside turn into Lodi's own hell? The gangbangers own and control the eastside and LPD and city council are content. Any real inconvenience to particular leaders on the eastside and Lodi goes up in flames. Patton1, it's those like you and your feeble mindset and ignorance that just stay in denial that Lodi is just another cowtown with those $300,000 fixer uppers going for $50,000 and the wealthy are watching their portfolios sink like a lead balloon. I've lost 30% like most others but I'm not greedy like the city's wealthy who need that constant flow of cash. I advocate for the homeless, hungry, needy, poor, minorities and just try to level the playing field a little.

  • posted at 10:55 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    After reading the resume of the individuals above one discovered that at least 3 did not fill out the front page of the application correctly, by not checking the box, that states, "I understand that I may not be an employee of the district and serve as a member of the board." Secondly, it is noted that the application for the position should contain the application, resume, and Letter of Interest. Based on that another 2 individuals should be disqualified for submitting references. As an individual who reads resumes for a living one would personally throw out any that, contain errors, especially on the application page, and any others that have items not requested. For the references, a note should be made at the bottom of the letter of intent that references are available upon request.This is my person experience alone and one could think of it as a little advise for the next time applying for any position, to read everything carefully, make sure it is 100 percent complete, and do not include extra information. Please look at the resumes above and decided for yourself.

  • posted at 7:56 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    Observer, Mr. Mackey and Mr. Khan have both run for city council in the past.

  • posted at 7:31 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    loadeye is a sore loser. Name one example of any councilmember getting enriched for a vote they made. Name one! Hansen is a former police chief for heavens sake. Also, it isnt the three but four councilmembers who are in favor of RDA and that doesnt include Mounce who likes it as well.

  • posted at 7:21 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    Mad Dog aren't Lodi's own three ayemeegos bought and paid for? Why did they overrule their own planning commission on superWalmart's EIR and dis their own voters by not letting them vote on redevelopment? Vote no on redevelopment and no to the three ayemeegos.

  • posted at 7:08 am on Tue, Jan 6, 2009.


    I think we need to learn from the example set in Illinois and put elected positions up for sale on Craigslist. Think of the money we could make!

  • posted at 11:16 pm on Mon, Jan 5, 2009.


    Looks like we have some very qualified individuals. Why can't we get these people to run during elections?



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