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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:00 pm

A long-threatened campaign to unseat two slow-growth Galt City Council members is now underway.

Andrew Meredith

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  • posted at 5:53 pm on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    RAISE MY TAXES??FOR WHAT?A handful of disgruntled people some of whom were in the recall efforts against Toni Gora and Tim Raboy want a Special $70,000 election. The same tiresome group that fought against Measure R the slow growth initiative. Like spoiled children they insist on having their way. This is not a new group, its the same group that has paraded around under different names that are concerned about Galt but actually its their own self interests they are concerned about. What are their self interest? Money or glory? When they keep all their activities secret from Galt citizens by not disclosing we'll never know until, by a stroke of luck, they ever are successful at something. Cash payments, lucrative contracts or just being able to sit on their porch talking about the "glory days" of the time they actually got away with it.

  • posted at 1:29 pm on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    I am for the Delta Greens development, but I won't sign a petition, and I won't vote against the two in the recall. They were elected fair and square. Besides, there will be another election someday. This is a total waste of city funds.

  • posted at 9:26 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    hey t&c: Please tell edumacation, wink, that I have his Campaign slogan sights to "Save Lodi from the "Gobs" finished. I need him to pick them up! Tell him he has my vote!

  • posted at 7:39 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    This is a complete waste of time and resources. I bet the money this costs us will end up coming out of the citizens pockets when more of the fees to live here go up. If this group is so concerned about our town then why would they spend our money so loosly on a recall, maybe they think Delta Greens will bail them out, Sure I won't be holding my breath.

  • posted at 7:25 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    This piece of property has been told NO for at least 14 years but this group keeps coming back. Now a recall - total disregard for the citizens of Galt and a waste of money. Smith says they are not connected to the development - not what we are hearing. Let's check that out. And while we are checking things out - where are the regulation for a county PAC - no one seems to know. Is this PAC running legally? How about someone finding out?? It wouldn't be the first time that developers back a political action in Galt without doing it legally - check out FPPC ruling against BUGG, etc.

  • posted at 3:31 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    Recall effort won't be successful. The people of Galt have already spoken and I don't see them changing their minds.Haines and Meredith were voted into the council on a slow growth platform.

  • posted at 3:16 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    What Galt needs in fiscal responsibility. In the past year, money has been spent as if the city had a printing press. That wouldn't be so bad if the projects were worth it, but many, like the consultant were a waste of money. Or the extra million spent to put fancy designs on the new C St overpass. If they don't stop spending, this town is going to wind up like Vallejo.

  • posted at 3:05 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    If the problem of illegal immigration was taken care of, much of the growth problem would disappear. But since it isn't, most of those revenue generating Americans will continue to leave California in droves, while California continues to fill with revenue using illegals.

  • posted at 2:26 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    $70,000 for recall, $160,000 for survey, raise taxes, charge kids to ride the school buses, charge kids for playing sports in schools. MONEY, MONEY. I don't have anymore money to give. My well is dry, bank account is empty. What you want my shirt now. Stop spending money you don't have people. We have too many houses for sale now. We don't need growth, we need control spending. Wake up.

  • posted at 2:24 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    All right, more Galt front page headlines. Much more interesting than the Lodi police survey. Who wants a Del Webb community on that valuable super Walmart land? Just like Lodi, the gob's are slowly choking from lack of money and now want to overbuild Galt again like they did in the 90's. You need to find some new vendors for your floundering flea market and shore up your local business community. Get rid of organizations like these that are always stirring the pot and still think money is their big influence. Citizens are tired of gob's buying their way around and now they have to be accountable like everyone else. You go, Mr. Meredith, with your new, young thoughts and ideas and don't let the old regime of Galt continue to bully and extort the citizens of Galt.

  • posted at 2:09 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    I do agree there is a lot of wasteful spending on this council. The $160,000 spent on consulting fees for the sales tax initiative was completely unnessary. This could have funded several police officers salaries, and all of the city members voted for that! Stop asking us residents to foot the bill for more police protection. We have to live within our budget, its about time you do the same. Cut costs and you'll have the money you need.

  • posted at 2:04 am on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.


    once again the millionaire landowners and developers are trying to take over this city. It is disgraceful. These recall proponents are just pawns of the developers. This recall is a sham! No one is against Del Webb being built and does not discount the monies this project would bring to this town. Our objection is the location, which is next to a sticky, smelly sewer plant and sensitive environmental grounds. Move it into city limits and the city council would vote for it.



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