Council member Todd Gloria was elected to represent District Three constituents -- all of them -- not just the ones who agree with his decisions, but Todd continues to censor comments to paint a false view of public opinion on his Council Facebook page. He has been trying to paint support for Plaza de Panama as 50/50. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact almost all the supporters of the Jacobs plan are people that could financially benefit from it.

And the sheer number of citizens that flooded the chambers on Monday for the hearing to oppose the plan showed massive opposition and little support. Citizens are outraged that the aggressive plan will destroy Balboa Park's National Landmark District Status thus opening the door to all sorts of exploitation by special interests. So Monday night after comments began flooding Todd's page from an outraged community I printed a pdf knowing he would erase most of the criticism to paint this false narrative. So with no further ado, here is the proof. This was printed Monday night around midnight.

The second was printed Wednesday night but you can also just go to his Facebook page (if you haven't been blocked yet) and see for yourself. Gloria also erased most of the comments from his "doing my homework" status update on Sunday night -- very well written comments describing why Plaza de Panama was a devastating plan. Comments that people clearly spent a long time writing and were filled with extremely helpful information about the implications of the plan. Facebook could be an amazing tool to facilitate community dialogue about issues, but unfortunately Todd is making sure that dialogue is one-sided.

It's also extremely symbolic and proves Todd is all about image. He just wants to create a certain image of the issue so he can vote for his special interests and make constituents think that he is at least representing half of them. It's also ironic considering he's a proponent of the No on H8 campaign which employs the image of a person's mouth covered in duct dape. So Todd's recent plea in the SDGLN to please understand his decision seems extremely disingenuous in light of this duplicity and censorship of public input. If Todd cared about the public he would not silence their voices when they disagree with him.

Todd Gloria sells his soul and the city of SD to the Devil and votes for Jacob's devastating plan

[3]: http://Todd Gloria sells his soul and the city of SD to the Devil and votes for Jacob's devastating plan

To join the citizen dialogue about this major development please go to the Plaza de Panama Facebook page here.

To learn about what you can do to oppose this project click here.

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Gregory May July 12, 2012 @ 10:35 p.m.

I KNEW IT! I TOO, WAS BLOCKED IN TODD GLORIA'S PROCESS OF "WEEDING OUT THE OPPOSITION".

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DavidnPB July 12, 2012 @ 10:52 p.m.

Todd does not like dissent.

He removed my comment critical of his Plaza de Panama vote, and blocked me also.

And I LIVE in his district.

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Sjtorres July 13, 2012 @ 2 a.m.

It's his Facebook page. You don't have a righ to post your thoughts on his page. Use yours.

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historymatters July 13, 2012 @ 2:25 a.m.

Yes it is HIS facebook page but its not his PERSONAL Facebook page and he is presenting it as his Council Facebook page to discuss D3 issues. If it were his personal FB page I'd agree but it's not. There is a difference. He wants to have it both ways.

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historymatters July 13, 2012 @ 2:28 a.m.

I dont have the "right" to have my voice heard on his Council FB page? See that sounds like discrimination to me. What if he blocked everyone of a certain color from commenting? I think D3 constituents that have been blocked should perhaps contact the ACLU and see if this is legal. It would certainly be interesting. Because he is blocking certain voices from being heard. In any other forum that would be grounds for a lawsuit.

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historymatters July 13, 2012 @ 2:30 a.m.

If Todd is going to block certain constituents he needs to get rid of the FB Council page entirely. His immaturity is certainly evident.

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heygrrl July 14, 2012 @ 10:15 a.m.

Not only censored, then he kicks you off his friend list.

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Eyeeyeball July 14, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m.

Illegal? Maybe. Seems that a council person cannot use a private company (facebook) to host a public forum and then censor that discussion. Two infractions that the ethics commission might investigate.

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atpjunkie July 15, 2012 @ 9:33 a.m.

typical. Just like when @ council meetings and they are supposed to be listening to public comment and instead are on their PDAs and Laptops getting their actual instructions. Our Democracy has become a sad joke where even down to the local level 'our representatives' are doing their benefactors, NOT the public's interest. They have to censor the pages, otherwise it would be obvious how unpopular this plan is to the public

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DavidnPB July 23, 2013 @ 8:33 a.m.

As an Update--a year later, July 23, 2013--- Mr. Gloria still blocks me from making any comments on his official Face Book page maintained at taxpayer expense by a staffer.

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