jerrythomas

Chula Vista addresses homeless crisis

The people of the West Chula Vista see things getting worse due to the quantum increase of the homeless. Homelessness changes are a product of current calculated public policy. Sending prisoners to local jails, such as Chula Vista jail and closing four of the five parole offices in San Diego County has led to an escalating parolee release population. The parole office in West Chula Vista is the only one that remains open. The main court ordered substance–abuse counseling program is now located in the closed Jimmy’s Restaurant shopping center on Oxford and Third Ave. The methadone treatment facility is across the street. Board of Supervisors has set-up the only treatment center for the young mentally ill for the whole County in West Chula Vista. The huge escalation of the homeless in West Side Chula Vista is facing and dealing with the failures and risks of our criminal justice system and rehab. Churches, neighborhood groups, voluntary organization, charities are blindsided when public policies and officials do not adequately inform them about the projects. The Chula Vista City Manager has failed to notify the people and businesses and is exposing them to profound risk. He has stated that nothing could be done because the county has imposed these programs on Chula Vista. This decision-making is destroying West Chula Vista quality of life and responsible safe-keeping. The people need solutions that address the needs of the homeless, parolee centers, addict treatment centers closer to their current home cities and transportation availability.
— March 11, 2016 3:18 p.m.

It would have been prudent...

Chula Vista Is a city destroying itself if it approves the Sweetwater Union High School District application for a rezone and entitlement process for the building 135 townhomes, called the COVE, at the current district office and bus garage on 5th st. near Oxford St. The city has already approved another SUHSD 162 residential housing project on a third of an acre and calls it the COLONY at 435 Third Ave, in downtown Chula Vista. These projects diminish their surroundings with overwhelming bulk, bland design and are crony-socialism. The Sweetwater Union High School District was impacted by excessive corruption and incompetence. The best we can do now is to fight for a holding action, hoping that we can keep things from getting worse till the new trustees take over. The Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a school system because it violates the first principle which we learned in elementary school: GOVERNMENT IS THERE FOR THE PEOPLE. The only information we have been receiving about these Chula Vista SUHSD real estate projects[ July 21 meeting for building 135 townhomes at the current district office and bus garage on 5th St.} is confused, vague, conflicting or incomplete. Also there should be no tradeoff of the public good for private gain by any individual, companies or public official. Why is the Sweetwater School system allowing a favored real–estate operator to excessively enrich himself through the use of school property? Where is the environmental impact study the impact of the proposed project will have on the neighborhood traffic parking and economic problems in this most congested area of Chula Vista on local people and businesses? We hope the new SUHSD Trustees and city council will fulfill their obligation to the south bay area quality of life and focus on their responsibility to the children’s education and future. Chula Vista is going to have 200,000 more people in 15 years and SUHSD needs this land. Stop with these short–sighted financial disaster boondoggles. The failure of the horrendous leadership of the responsible oversight and justice system to stop the systematic and institutionalized corruption is destroying public confidence in the Sweetwater Union High School District and requires the city Council and school trustee inclusive leadership, due diligence, transparency and courageous integrity. The sale of public land to a private citizen with no debate in the School Board and City Council is a moral issue. Are ethics and morality a worthless product in political life in Chula Vista today?
— November 30, 2014 7:51 p.m.

Sweetwater board candidate stumps on civility

Definition of cluster f- -k cluster f--k noun a mess, a really bad situation. What a clusterf--k! a disturbance causing confusion; "ruckus"; "commotion". The kid dropped the dishes and caused one big clusterf--k. something messy, messed-up or disorganized. After the party, my whole house is a clusterf--k. an ill-organized, clutter of equipment and people, all of which create a commotion. This job site is a complete clusterf--k. an unorganized mess, which will be difficult to organize again. Some examples of "cluster f--ks": a car pileup, a messy room, an unorganized meeting. Everything is going wrong. Full of confusion or uncertainty. This whole situation is just a big clusterf--k. (n): When circumstances become so outrageously f--ked-up (see f--ked-up) that they cannot be repaired, fixed, ignored or blamed on someone else. This engineering project has turned into a total cluster-f--k. . An organized operation or activity that goes terribly wrong as a result of middle-management incompetence. Coined by American and Allied soldiers during the Viet Nam Conflict. Majors and Lt Colonels in the Army and Air Force are the equivillent of middle management. Often, the aquisition of supplies and orders for troop movements were originated by these officers. The insignia for each of these ranks is a small round Oak Leaf Cluster (Majors have a gold cluster, Lt Colonels have a silver custer). When an operation went wrong, it was often blamed on incompitent middle management giving stupid or contradictory orders. Hence, cluster f--k.
— September 25, 2014 9:49 p.m.

Sweetwater board candidate stumps on civility

Jim Cartmill and John “Custer F- -k” Mc Cann are hack politicians, hypocrites, crony opportunists, self-servers, lairs, double dealers, and cowards. They have a total lack of concern for the health, safety and well-being of the students and teachers. The uncoordinated transfer and bumbling development of the ill-planned Stephen Hawking Elementary School to Second Ave. between Palomar and Orange Ave to replace our successful R.O.P. program center is a perfect example. It took little account of the general welfare of the students on their part. The automobiles and trucks on the street create total safety, traffic congestion planning failure. Space does not exist for the number of parents pushing baby carriages, walking small children, leaving children in vehicles with their engine on while running to deliver other children. Loading, parking and double parking is strangling the neighborhood with unfortunate environmental impacts. This is the most congested school, residential and business area of the city with the most hazardous intersections. All we got from Jim Cartmill and John “Custer F- -k “Mc Cann was confused, vague, or irrelevant responses to our concerns. They did not even bother to study the traffic problems likely to be created because it wouldn’t have made any difference what the study showed to their self-serving interest. Jim Cartmill and John “Custer F--k” McCann were not focused on their primary educational mission for high school students. They ruined our Regional Occupation Program due to poor administrative planning and lack of consideration of meaningful public participation. Privatizing elementary education makes no educational or economic sense. These two people are low and most contemptible flawed human wrecks and are deeply troubled. Sweetwater Union High School District deserves better.
— September 25, 2014 9:34 p.m.

Sweetwater district’s mellow ruse

Bonnie Dumanis was successful in going after the grass eaters, Sweetwater Union High School District public officials, who have exhibited a lack of ethical principles and integrity. They are responsible for great harm to many of the Sweetwater Union High School District programs and student access to R.O.P. workforce education programs. She should now go after the meat eaters. She should look into the real estate financial disasters that lack transparency and educational budget shenanigans. The most intensive investigation of corruption ever undertaken in the United States was carried out by the Knapp commission in the early 1970s. The commission was in response to the revelations supplied to the local press by two outraged New York policeman Frank Serpico and David Durk, who found a pervasive pattern of corruption. It was not a case of a few “rotten apples”. The commission did distinguish between degrees of corruption. It classified the corruption into two groups – MEAT EATERS and GRASS EATERS. The “meat eaters” were the truly aggressive who sought to squeeze every possible advantage from their position. The “grass eaters” took a much milder approach, confining themselves to accepting gifts, discounts, meals, and other favors. The grass eaters were the real problems. Their minor corruptions created a tolerance that allowed the worst activities of the meat eaters to flourish. Now is the time to go after the meat-eating culprits who have taken the educational nourishment from the children and community.
— August 19, 2014 9:07 p.m.

Sweetwater district’s mellow ruse

Chula Vista Is a city destroying itself if it approves the Sweetwater Union High School District application for a rezone and entitlement process for the building 135 townhomes, called the COVE, at the current district office and bus garage on 5th st. near Oxford St. The city has already approved another SUHSD 162 residential housing project on a third of an acre and calls it the COLONY at 435 Third Ave, in downtown Chula Vista. These projects diminish their surroundings with overwhelming bulk, bland design and are crony-socialism. The Sweetwater Union High School District was impacted by excessive corruption and incompetence. The best we can do now is to fight for a holding action, hoping that we can keep things from getting worse till the election. The Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a school system because it violates the first principle which we learned in elementary school: GOVERNMENT IS THERE FOR THE PEOPLE. We want to thank the interim trustees for your responsible efforts to fix the Sweetwater Union High School District mess, however the only information we have been receiving about these Chula Vista SUHSD real estate projects[ July 21 meeting for building 135 townhomes at the current district office and bus garage on 5th st.} is confused, vague, conflicting or incomplete. Also there should be no tradeoff of the public good for private gain by any individual, companies or public official. Why is the Sweetwater School system allowing a favored real–estate operator to excessively enrich himself through the use of school property? Where is the environmental impact study the impact of the proposed project will have on the neighborhood traffic parking and economic problems in this most congested area of Chula Vista on local people and businesses? We hope the new SUHSD interim trustees and city council will fulfill their obligation to the south bay area quality of life and focus on their responsibility to the children’s education and future. Chula Vista is going to have 200,000 more people in 15 years and SUHSD needs this land. Stop with these short–sighted financial disaster boondoggles. The failure of the horrendous leadership of the responsible oversight and justice system to stop the systematic and institutionalized corruption is destroying public confidence in the Sweetwater Union High School District and requires the city Council and school trustee inclusive leadership, due diligence, transparency and courageous integrity. The sale of public land to a private citizen with no debate in the School Board and City Council is a moral issue. Are ethics and morality a worthless product in political life in Chula Vista today?
— August 18, 2014 10:25 a.m.

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