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South Bay campaigning has been getting down and dirty recently, but John McCann, a Sweetwater Union High School trustee who is running for Chula Vista City Council, has chosen another route to the seat, chumming the political waters with promises.

A controversial ten-mile-long toll road, SR125, traverses eastern Chula Vista. On October 13, 10News’ Joe Little reported that “The candidate [McCann] wants the San Diego Association of Governments to put a moratorium on collecting tolls on the 125 South Bay Expressway in November and December to boost Chula Vista business and to alleviate traffic on I-805.”

There are several flaws with this holiday gift idea.

There is the difficulty of launching this idea in such a short turnaround time. Beyond that, the 10News story quotes a San Diego Association of Governments representative as saying, “The tolls are necessary to pay down the $341.5 million price tag SANDAG paid for the 125. Part of the purchase agreement guaranteed the toll road would be self-sufficient and cut off from SANDAG's other revenue sources.”

Dan Hom

Dan Hom

It is ironic that a close associate of McCann’s, Dan Hom, was instrumental in bringing the toll road to Chula Vista.

Hom is CEO of a media relations group called Focus.com. In 2000, in spite of environmental and community opposition to the road, Hom gathered signatures for the road in his capacity as co-chair of Citizens for State Route 125.

McCann has also been championed in two recent U-T editorials.

The curious thing about the editorials is that they failed to list any of McCann’s accomplishments either on the city council or on the Sweetwater board. It appears his qualification is not having been indicted.

On October 1 the U-T reported: “For council seat No. 1, John McCann is an easy choice. He served eight years on the council before being elected to the Sweetwater high school board where, notably, he was the only member of the board not to have been indicted in the recent South Bay corruption scandal.”

On October 9, the U-T wrote: “McCann, it must first be noted, was the only one of five Sweetwater board members not to have been indicted in the recent corruption scandal in the South Bay.”

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eastlaker Oct. 14, 2014 @ 5:57 p.m.

McCann is sprinkling pixie dust again!!

I think we are immune to his ploys by now--or at least most of us are. While I am seeing a McCann sign on the occasional lawn, the numbers seem way down.

Really, his biggest accomplishment is not getting indicted? Just like the character in Guys & Dolls, "Big Julie from Chicago", who claimed he had gone straight, because he didn't have any convictions?

Well, we all really know what McCann's greatest accomplishment has been in his time as a trustee of Sweetwater: elevating the level of insincerity to stratosphere as he pretends to care about this community.

How could he possibly have cared the slightest while voting the Gandara/Brand line, creating the unholy triumvirate of Ricasa, Cartmill and McCann, so that whatever bogus scheme was drummed up, would be passed.

Government by cabal, That's what McCann represents. He certainly does not represent the people of this district/city.

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anniej Oct. 14, 2014 @ 6:12 p.m.

Promises, promises, promises - resulting in NO, NADA, NIL follow thru.

While McCann's recent campaign add states he is 'recognized for cleaning up Sweetwater' (paraphrase) - the community is wondering who is doing the recognizing - in this case it is John McCannT HIMSELF!

Voters are astute enough to identify that he is simply grasping for straws - the populace is voting for Padilla - they have seen what McCann has not done and are fed up with his antics, broken promises and self praise!!!!!

Politics in the South Bay is changing - same ol' same ol' will no longer be tolerated.

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oldchulares Oct. 14, 2014 @ 7:48 p.m.

John is still trying to be somebody. There has never been a gimmick he has not latched onto. Like the blogger once said he is the little man that can't.

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Visduh Oct. 14, 2014 @ 8:33 p.m.

How has he been elected to anything? This ploy as about as sophisticated as something you might see in a high school ASB election. What does he want? A sign on the freeway that says "This toll-free ride courtesy of John McCann for City Council?" Yes, I'd suppose that's what he hopes for.

I look at the boyish, chipmunk-tooth smile of his and really wonder how and why he went so wrong. Did he take his own campaign slogans seriously? He could have been a genuine force for good at the council level and on the school board. Instead he allied himself with the worst the school district had to offer. Far dumber people have managed to have nice political careers that involved doing nothing good. Is he just stupid when it matters most to be intelligent?

When it comes to those two dubious endorsements by the Mill, I can only assume that the editorial writers are trying mightily to follow the direction that's coming from Dougie M. But they cannot, try they may, articulate anything better than "he hasn't been indicted." That's what we call "damning with faint praise."

It's hard to tell whether one should laugh or cry.

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AlexClarke Oct. 15, 2014 @ 5:13 a.m.

The toll road was a scam from the beginning. I worked on that road and knew that it would never succeed and that at some point the state (read taxpayer) would have to take it over. On the rare occasions that I have to do business in the south bay I never take the toll road. The 125 toll road ranks right up there with the bullet train.

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anniej Oct. 15, 2014 @ 7:54 a.m.

Visduh - it is well documented that I have been commenting on Mr. McCann for years. During that time I too have wondered WHY? WHY couldn't he have chosen to honor his campaign promises and be the real deal? At this point it remains clear to me, he owed much to those who financially backed his campaign for the 2010 SUHSD Board seat. The debt to them took precedence over his promises to the community of voters.

Take a moment and think how different things would be for him, would be for us IF JUST ONCE A POLITICIAN HONORED ALL OF THEIR CAMPAIGN JARBLE?

This time? - maybe....... We will see candidates who are choosing to serve vs. use - because quite frankly we have endured the promise breakers for far too long,

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Susan Luzzaro Oct. 15, 2014 @ 8:10 a.m.

You're right about the 125 boondoggle. SANDAG says ridership has gone up significantly but every time I pass the toll road, I see at the most one car. I'm not sure it if you saw it in the paper, but last year a small plane had to make an emergency landing on 125. It was around 11:00 a.m. Ridership was so light there was no problem using the road for a runway.

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Visduh Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:38 a.m.

A wonderful idea on paper that would take traffic, especially truck traffic (it was claimed) off I-5 and I-805 and surface streets. And it was supposed to offer enough benefit that drivers of cars, light trucks and big rigs all would be happy to pay the toll. That wasn't what happened at all. The big rigs kept right on congesting the congested spots, and the individual drivers didn't like the size of the toll, so they avoided it in droves. So, now the tolls have been reduced, and traffic is up, but not by enough to make it a success.

Orange County has done things with toll roads, and where they are the only real option for access to some areas they are doing well. But the others are not successes, and are "forced" to keep raising the tolls, which results in less use. That route 73 bypass (the roller coaster route) of I-405 and I-5 was also such a good looking thing on paper, but when rush hour ends, most drivers don't use it. And, ironically, during the rush hour northbound, it is itself congested near the north end connection to I-405. So far, toll roads are not the answer to So Cal traffic problems.

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eastlaker Oct. 15, 2014 @ 8:30 a.m.

I have to admit, I do use 125 going north, as it cuts out a good ten minutes of highway time. I have used it going south only a couple of times.

McCann's promise that he will make it free makes no sense. If he can arrange that, who would he be indebted to?

More distraction and nonsense from a purveyor of distraction, nonsense and serial untruths.

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theyknowmeascoach Oct. 15, 2014 @ 9:40 a.m.

I'll tell you one thing the coaches in this district will be happy to see this looser go. I was told he had his speech read during the third quarter of a recent Otay football game. The game was at play and the visitors were forced to listen to Mc Cann's political speech. He is the laughing stock of the coaches.

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oskidoll Oct. 15, 2014 @ 11:17 a.m.

theyknowmeascoach --- and McC is likely breaking the law if he has political material read or broadcast on public equipment! What an idiot... Arlie Ricasa used the public's equipment (email and such) for political purposes, in violation of the SWC district policies, and that is the likely reason she was demoted.

Perhaps McCann's auto accident with brain injury took a greater 'toll' (pun intended) than we suspected, although we have long suspected that his IQ is in the tank. His need for self-puffery is still intact, however.

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shirleyberan Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:19 p.m.

I hope people know that Steve Padilla was smeared by the bad guy control freaks camp.

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Ensenadamaria Oct. 15, 2014 @ 4:08 p.m.

Oskidoll, campaign laws being broken is nothing new to our district. It has been occurring for more years than I care to remember. Another area the Registrar of Voters and authorities might look into is the new residence of Burt Grossman. Is it new or is it temporary? He and the Mrs. have been seen all over town and certainly do not look estranged.

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oskidoll Oct. 15, 2014 @ 4:19 p.m.

A judge in Los Angeles just sentenced former LA city council member Alarcon to 120 days in the pokey after being convicted of lying about his residence when he ran for that office. Let's keep an eye on Grossman and his domicile.

The LA judge also ruled that Alarcon is prohibited from holding any office in the future, a ruling from which our own Judge Espana might take a lesson.

Here's part of the story in today's LA TIMES: " Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School who studies election laws, said she thinks Lomeli's decision to give jail time "sends a message that we're serious about these kinds of convictions." She said she thinks Alarcon's sentence will have an effect on reducing residency law crimes in the Los Angeles region, and that only "people that possess an enormous amount of hubris" will still try to lie about where they live to run for office.

Politicians began trying to find ways around residency laws after term limits were imposed on state and local officials, Sonenshein said. That meant someone hoping to go from one elected office to another might be required to move, so they started looking for easier alternatives, he said.

But now, "anybody who takes shortcuts … is going to find themselves on the wrong side of things," he said. "

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erupting Oct. 15, 2014 @ 4:26 p.m.

Would this be the same McCann that on his Form 460 Filed at SDCounty of Registrars office in 2012 shows $81,428 total contributions which $51,750 were from District Contractors. Gee that's 64% of his contributions. That only came in third to Cartmill and Rocasa. I guess I will have to wait for my cease and desist letter from Schinoff or Winet now like everyone else.

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anniej Oct. 15, 2014 @ 5:27 p.m.

Oskidoll, Ensenadamarie, erupting - well one thing for sure, it appears that 'business as usual' is alive and well for those who are allegedly seeking to use vs. serve.

I too have had many telecons regarding suspicion around Mr. Grossman's new residence and how long the betting person is looking to wager he will be there. Might he move back to Eastlake home the day after the elections? What are the rules? Rumors that people want it investigated by authorities. Personally I do not believe Grossman has a snow balls chance - but that is just me.

McCann's forms that show how much he received from contractors and the management company charged with overseeing our Prop O dollars clearly indicate there was something about McCann they liked. Now what might that have been? His documented voting history shows he consistently voted with Cartmill and Ricasa - MIGHT JUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.

A good read that paints a defining picture about Mc Cann - his Grand Jury testimony.

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anniej Oct. 15, 2014 @ 5:32 p.m.

Oskidoll, Ensenadamarie, erupting - well one thing for sure, it appears that 'business as usual' is alive and well for those who are allegedly seeking to use vs. serve.

I too have had many telecons regarding suspicion around Mr. Grossman's new residence and how long the betting person is looking to wager he will be there. Might he move back to his Eastlake home the day after the elections? What are the rules? Rumors that people want it investigated by authorities. Personally I do not believe Grossman has a snow balls chance - but that is just me.

McCann's forms that show how much he received from contractors and the management company charged with overseeing our Prop O dollars clearly indicate there was something about McCann they liked. Now what might that have been? His documented voting history shows he consistently voted with Cartmill and Ricasa - MIGHT JUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.

A good read that paints a defining picture about Mc Cann - his Grand Jury testimony.

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eastlaker Oct. 15, 2014 @ 7:13 p.m.

The cancer in Sweetwater and perhaps by extension in Chula Vista is giving every indication that it is difficult to eradicate.

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anniej Oct. 16, 2014 @ 11:12 a.m.

Well folks, as if it can't get any more BIZARRE. Rumors are running rampant - John McCann will be holding a press conference today to announce he is suing ----? I am guessing here that he is not liking all of those mailers C.V. residents are receiving? The mailers that detail the 'gandara' contract. The mailers that offer proof of the campaign donations he took. And a few more.

So, tell me who is 'managing' McCann's campaign? Do they not realize that this alleged interview is going to stir the interests of the voters - no doubt they will pull out their tablets "let's take a look here, who is this guy?, did he or didn't he"? There it will be for all researching to see THE TRUE REFLECTION OF JOHN MCCANN - the bad,the ugly and the very questionable decisions of the man who promised so much and delivered so little!

AND,,,,,,,, what do you want to bet that somewhere in the interview he will 'use' the fact that he is a Vet? While we appreciate his service, we are SICK TO DEATH OF HEARING ABOUT IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!!!! My Dad too was a vet - as a retired 40+ Vet he volunteered to go BACK to Vietnam because he was a Corpsman and believed the young boys (of my generation) needed medics on the field. NOT ONCE, did my Dad EVER 'use' what he did - as a matter of fact, truth be told, I have never heard any Vet use their service like this guy. NO, Vets I know, while proud to have served, want no recognition - they did it because it was the right thing to do for the Country they love.

What I would like to hear from McCann is a list of fulfilled promises that he kept - with supporting data of course. And I am not referring to the hard work of the teachers that reflect improved test scores. NO, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT PROMISES HE HONORED - and I have a toothpick he could write them on - no doubt there will be room left over.

Just my opinion

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oskidoll Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:23 p.m.

The truth is the absolute defense to any accusation of libel. Looks like the people have the truth on their side. The people score big, McCann a big zip.

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anniej Oct. 16, 2014 @ 2:05 p.m.

oskidoll - well let's analyze the documented data -

1- flier shows empty chair - hmmm, he did not attend the candidate forum

2- flier show 'gandara's' sweet goodbye contract - sure does look like Mc Cann's signature

3- flier show campaign donations from contractors and SGI - Registrar of Voters website has that for review

That would 3 for 3.

NOW ABOUT HIS GRAND JURY TESTIMONY...................

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oskidoll Oct. 16, 2014 @ 2:37 p.m.

Thanks anniej --- as the saying goes, "The TRUTH will set you free." Can be used in many contexts, but especially appropriate when it refers to our community being set free of John McCann and his lying, self-serving time while he was supposed to be serving US!

Another info item: As a public official, McCann is a public figure and as such, he has a much more difficult legal road ahead of him if he accuses anyone of libel (printed information about him that he claims to be untrue and therefore defamatory) because the benchmarks are higher for them than for ordinary folks.

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Visduh Oct. 16, 2014 @ 4:36 p.m.

He probably hopes a suit will have a chilling effect on the campaign claims, and that it will get him some sympathy. You point out that public figures have a very hard time winning libel suits, but he has no plans to carry it through. But then there's the possibility that he actually believes that he's a hero, and an innocent one at that. Just your public-spirited citizen out there doing his best for an unappreciative electorate.

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oldchulares Oct. 16, 2014 @ 5:01 p.m.

Annie Veterans do not brag they serve in silence. John likes to tell everybody around here that he went to Iraq. Gotta say he must know he is the laughing stock but the guy just doesn't get it. I think some of you are right he has been telling the same old lies for so long that he believes them.

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oskidoll Oct. 16, 2014 @ 5:09 p.m.

I agree that McCann is likely deluded and actually now believes all the fantasy material he spews. I also believe that he thinks he is ENTITLED to whatever public office he decides to run for, just because he is his wonderful self; and once there, is ENTITLED to its largess. I think he has an unfortunate, and unfounded, perception of reality and his present circumstances, and believes he has been wronged. Is that a psychopath or sociopath? They all are chronic liars. He behaves as though others are trying to take his entitlements away from him, and as we have seen in egregious behavior on the dais, will pursue those he believes have wronged him. I feel sorry for his family.

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Jmbrickley Oct. 16, 2014 @ 5:43 p.m.

John McCann is a Troll. He's making a promise he can't keep. He's not doing this as a genuine pledge, but rather as a ploy to garner a few votes from ignorant voters who don't know just how impotent he really is. In a sick way, this is just another "shell-game." Some people think John McCann is one of the biggest con artists in the south bay. If you don't think so, just compare his current campaign statements to his voting record while on the SUHSD Board.

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anniej Oct. 16, 2014 @ 9:10 p.m.

10 News Online has announced Mc Cann's lawsuit.

Is there anything this man will not do? Hard to believe any Party is actually backing him.

What a joke this guy is!

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eastlaker Oct. 17, 2014 @ 8:15 a.m.

I have noticed that there are no comments on the McCann article in the online UT--which does make sense, because I am sure McCann would be taking names.

If he had spent a minute percentage of time actually doing something positive, maybe he wouldn't be so completely disreguarded as a candidate. As it is, he is all about self-promotion, followed by more self-promotion.

I did love one comment I saw on the 10 news story (pretty sure it was that one). It went something like this: In order for your character to be maligned, you first need to have character.

Yes, that is it.

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dbdriver Oct. 17, 2014 @ 9:43 a.m.

Does anybody have a copy of the flyer to post? I hear descriptions from multiple sources, but have not seen it directly. Main point of story I saw why he filed lawsuit was that the flyer claimed he was convicted of a felony. Or that he was charged with a felony. Or that.... darn it. Too many sources.

Oh, and that the gold-parachute-lined-with-diamonds-and-rubies deal for Gandara was apparently per their contract agreement. Never mind the fact he didn't bring up the second legal opinion that Gandara could have been terminated with cause with no issues.

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asavinggrace Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:34 a.m.

The no cause thing is right on the button. What sort of an excuse is that, to say that it was in his contract? Not if you fire him for cause, and what better cause than committing felonious acts while on the board? How do they justify giving that man a pension when they did not have to? It stinks to high heaven.

McCann can cry victim all he wants, but the facts are the facts and he's being "hit" on solid issues and questions regarding his conduct that have the backing of various sworn testimonies behind them. Proof. In my opinion this isn't your usual trumped up issue that, if explained and given context, the public would find to be no big deal and irrelevant to the election. There is nothing more relevant to this election than McCann's conduct on the Sweetwater School Board, considering that electing him to the council would allow him to possibly bring this sort of behavior to City Hall. There's plenty of equivalents to the type of people involved in the School Board scandal who keep their eye on City Hall, and would waste no time in trying to use McCann as their puppet. Don't believe that? Go check out his reported donations and see if there are any names on there that make you pause.

This is a bed that McCann made for himself, and he doesn't seem to happy about lying in it.

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oskidoll Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:16 a.m.

He certainly surrounded himself with felons, voted with felons, sided with felons, and gave felons hefty goodbye severance packages....seems like felonious activity to me. and his sins of omission are plenty, as well. Guess he can't argue the empty seat photo--- surprised he didn't try to photoshop himself into it as he loves to rewrite history.

Sounds as though he is on the run, however, if the building industry is funding the anti-McCann flyers.

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anniej Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:26 a.m.

The Good Lord was looking out for me this a.m. - I received several telecons asking me if I had seen McCann on the news early this Friday - fortunately, NO. My day was not ruined by watching him 'cry' foul.

I was told the only thing missing were the violins.

John McCann defines EXACTLY what is wrong with politics and many politicians today - promise everything, do nothing, self promoting 'wanna b's'. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!

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Reader2 Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:28 a.m.

Channel 10 news article has a picture of the flyer. link text

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dbdriver Oct. 17, 2014 @ 2:46 p.m.

Thank You. I was hoping to see an actual flier, this one can only be zoomed in so far. But at least I can see the general layout.

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Reader2 Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:30 a.m.

Click on the arrow to the right of McCann's face in the picture to see the next picture.

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eastlaker Oct. 18, 2014 @ 10:26 a.m.

This isn't the first time a thought has occurred to me regarding McCann and his near-obsession with calling on lawyers at the slightest provocation...it is as if he were a 6-year-old child, running to teacher or mommy, "They're being mean to me, it isn't fair!!".

Thin-skinned, doesn't keep promises, makes claims for accomplishments that he had nothing to do with--will someone please tell me why John McCann thinks he should hold public office? He has yet to do ONE THING for the public--in how many years? 10, if you count city council and the Sweetwater board?

So, he is the toy of the developers, yet managed to stay out of the courts and the headlines. Wonder what kind of deal that was.

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oskidoll Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:38 p.m.

McCann is certainly a crybaby, but that's how self-centered narcissistic personalities are. They are also easily incited to anger, and that's not a good quality to have in a public official, especially while seated on the dais. We have seen McCann's anger flashpoints, to the point of pursuing costly temporary restraining orders placed on those very citizens he was supposed to be representing!

Let's recall that at the time of the investigations and indictments, the DA herself was positioning for a run for SD Mayor. I understand she is a Republican. John McCann, long a golden boy of the same Republican party, was likely spared to avoid alienating the Republican money folk upon whom the DA was going to rely for financial backing.

Ergo, in my opinion, she decided to investigate and purse others who were Democrats and she could call out as 'corrupt'. John admitted to taking campaign money, and Ed Brand even admitted under oath to seeking campaign money on John's behalf from those same developers... all of which the DA chose not to pursue.

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CV_Parent Oct. 18, 2014 @ 6:05 p.m.

Please take a look at The Star News. McCann claims he couldn't fire Gandara because he was relatively new to the board and wasn't fully aware of Gandara lack of ethics. Are you kidding me? Wasn't he in his 7 or 8 months when this happen and wasn't McCann board president?? Oh let's not forget the second recommendation was the board could have fired Gandara. Oh wait for withheld that info.

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anniej Oct. 18, 2014 @ 6:36 p.m.

CV_Parent - well, I've read fiction before, but this bit of melodrama borders on dillisional. There were so many points I disagreed with. I doubt of Mr. Moreno will find space to list my commentS.

McCann is grasping for straws, HE HAS GOT TO GO.................

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oldchulares Oct. 19, 2014 @ 8:03 a.m.

John is beginning to crack. Hats off to those telling the voters the truth about him. The last thing this city needs is him.

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Bvavsvavev Oct. 19, 2014 @ 1 p.m.

All of you Chula Vista residents that want to ask John McCann and the City Council and Mayor candidates questions, there will be a meet the candidates mixer. Here is your chance. See attached flyer and hope to see you.

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oskidoll Oct. 19, 2014 @ 4:22 p.m.

Seems like a strange set up for any meaningful dialogue. It will be interesting to know how McCann responds when 'uncomfortable' questions are posed to him in person. Wonder if he'll come with bodyguards?

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Susan Luzzaro Oct. 19, 2014 @ 7:36 p.m.

oskidoll,

Regarding your early comment about Dumanis and the Republican party, interesting observation.

And I'm glad someone still has a mind for details. It seems in the last few years there has been such a flood, I had let Brand's testimony slip my mind.

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oskidoll Oct. 19, 2014 @ 8:46 p.m.

Susan, it does take all of us to recall the details of perfidy, as you note, there has been so much of it. I do not doubt that McCann was just as involved in the 'pay to play' as the others, although he came later to the table...he was just aligned with the right party/person to avoid being indicted with the others who happened to be Democrats when the DA was a Republican.

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oldchulares Oct. 19, 2014 @ 11:06 p.m.

Today I was given a flier that shows John's family with mudd on them. What father brings his kids into politics. He is known as selfish but this one beats all. He not fit for office this proves it. Why would any man allow his children's faces to be shown. Child cruelty.

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eastlaker Oct. 20, 2014 @ 9:20 a.m.

As I haven't seen this, I am trying to figure it out. Are you saying that the flyer with the family photo besmirched with mud was from the McCann side, attempting to show how he and his family have been treated?

Because I haven't heard anything about his family.

If my understanding is correct, that would mean that once again, McCann is overreacting and overreaching, making claims against his opponents for damages not done.

My mother used to tell me, "Don't jump to conclusions!" Apparently McCann hasn't ever heard that advice, because if he had, his behavior might have been slightly more sane.

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oskidoll Oct. 21, 2014 @ 2:11 p.m.

Someone should give McCann this 4 -1-1 .........in his case, the truth is pretty ugly.

Old saying "Don't wrestle with a pig. The pig loves it and you both get dirty."

McCann loves the trough, and now cries 'foul' when he is on the receiving end of some uncomfortable truths, and decides to use the wife and kids as a shield. For shame!

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oskidoll Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:03 a.m.

Does anyone know why Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports are not posted on the Chula Vista City Clerk's website? Wouldn't that info be useful to voters before casting their ballots? It is supposed to be public information, why the secrecy?

According to the FPPC, the reports for city elections are maintained by the city clerk's office. I do hope the City of Chula Vista is more accountable to its citizens than it appears.

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oldchulares Oct. 20, 2014 @ 1:54 p.m.

Eastlaker flier has a picture of John and his family with mud thrown all over them. Been around a long time never seen anything like this. Bunch of us had a conversation this morning two guys just changed their vote. Pretty bad when a father drags his kids into a mess.

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Ensenadamaria Oct. 20, 2014 @ 7:10 p.m.

Try working with the guy when he is under the least bit of pressure. He is a real powder keg. District employees are celebrating his departure. Thank goodness for Dr. Glover, he does not tolerate mean spirited people even if they are the president of the Board.

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anniej Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 p.m.

Reader2 - Mr. Roach is a friend of John McCann's - guess that about says it all. I have to say Mr. McCann can claim all the mud slinging he wants - the truth would set him free. Regarding the law suit - hey contact me, I and others have the facts all organized that will reflect the truth and help in your proving to the Courts that all that was said, can be substantiated.

While it is well known McCann has been a major disappointment - his involvement of his family in an attempt to cry victim - have to say that is a new low. oldchulares, you have made mention of being a Vet in the past - I so hope your friends are Vets as well and are passing the info about the real John McCann along to other Vets, who typically are involved voters.

The SOUTH BAY HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THE MCCANN'S in the political world - and we are tired of candidates who are looking for A seat, ANY seat - now about that FPPC letter - ah yes we have that to, and the topic on that one is NOT McCann, guess who it is about?

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shirleyberan Oct. 21, 2014 @ 3:20 p.m.

My guess is Ed. Anniej - jump the shark and quit believing the Republican Party doesn't lie for profit.

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