Chamber of Commerce is a gift that keeps on giving to the Coxs'. In today's mail, we received a large glossy hit-piece from the Chamber of Commerce against Larry Breitfelder in an effort to elect Pamela Bensoussan. Now we know what makes Greg and Cheryl Cox the "power couple" -- using our tax money!
So, county supervisor Cox gives $20,000 (of taxpayer money) to help fund the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce. Then, the Chamber financially supports his wife's lap dog city council partner Pamela Bensoussan in her bid for reelection, as well as aiding the defeat of Prop B which would further democratize the way we elect our city officials. How much more corrupt can it get?
"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
The 16% of the electorate that elected Cheryl Cox Mayor did just that!
Vote "YES" on Prop B.
anniej: I never said that La Prensa was a perfect paper. This editorial though does indicate an awakening. The UT also has done plenty of zingers out of partisanship, and I think it says a lot when a paper like La Prensa withdraws its partisan endorsement of one candidate and writes an entire article listing the reasons.
I feel sorry for Greg and Cheryl. The crowns they wear are so very heavy. It must be hard work to cobble together taxpayer funds to allow their anti-community and anti-resident campaigns!
In the past, Greg has spent his slush money for things like the drop hammer in memorial Park. Now, it looks like Cheryl has turned him to the dark side. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It will be two long years before mayor Cox moves back to a school system where she will have little opposition to her views. We have to put up with Greg for a while longer. Please join the residents in voting YES on prop "B" and YES on new faces at city hall.
This decision by the City Council was a good one, and once again, Mayor Cheryl Cox and Pamela Bensoussan sided with malfeasance and corruption. It is unconscionable that an entire industry would be forced to apply a tax on its service to give to another private organization that supposedly promotes their business when in fact 80% of the funds are used to hire staff at the Chamber of Commerce. It is like Pamela Bensoussan doesn't have one inkling of basic economics, regardless of her party affiliation. The hotels would be better off banding together on their own and just pooling money to buy publicity.
I voted for Pamela Bensoussan in 2008 and am a lifelong Democrat. That is a mistake that I am not stupid enough to repeat. Her alliances with Cheryl Cox and the backroom deals with David Malcolm are just the icing on the cake. You have Pam also supporting hairbrained schemes like this Tourism Marketing District and other job-killing ordinances. It is time that the voters of Chula Vista drag this corrupt ass-hat out of City Hall kicking and screaming. Larry Breitfelder Navas is a person with better credentials and experience than Pamela, and his record in public service is 100% spotless. He has been a voice for responsible city government that provides quality services.
Luis Castro Lopez
We know who must be run out of office for trying to push for the continuation of such a corrupt scheme, among the many attacks her policies have had on the quality of life of residents.
Pamela Bensoussan showing her snooty contempt for regular residents at a meeting.
This is just too sweet. We know Greg and Cheryl Cox are in bed together. Now it seems we are learning that the Chamber of Commerce and Pamela Bensoussan are in bed with them. Quid pro quo. Hopefully the gravy train ended with the disestablishment of the TMD Tuesday night. Kudos to Aguilar, Castaneda, and Ramirez.
I got a letter from the Coxes the other day supporting Pamela Bensoussan paid for by the Chamber of Commerce, how very hand in glove.
Kind of makes me wonder how many were on staff for an annual expense of almost half a million dollars for a one year period of time.
So, supervisor Cox used $25,000 of taxpayers' money to promote private enterprise. Is this legal?
It hasn't been enough for Pamela Bensoussan to have collected more money from developers than Larry Breitfelder collected in total. She, with the help of Jose Preciado, has spent a lot of money on hit pieces against Breitfelder. Her campaign of dirty tricks is shameful.
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