SJC City Council
Jan 25, 2007 Filed in: Endsley, Dan
Dan Endsley, The Capistrano Dispatch “I was so disarmed by his [Mayor Sam Allevato's] friendliness that I forgot to ask the one probing question that I really wanted to ask. That is, ‘why did our City Council unanimously endorse the CUSD school board during the recall effort when no other city in the district felt the need to speak officially either pro or con?’ I’d better underline that question in my notes for the next time I meet with him.”
Endsley is a San Juan Capistrano resident and business owner and a columnist for The Capistrano Dispatch.
Volzke asks whether voters will hold SJC Councilmembers Hart and Swerdlin accountable for biased, backroom politics
Aug 24, 2006 Filed in: Volzke, Jonathan
Jonathan Volzke, The Capistrano Dispatch "How about the Capo Unified Schools debacle – will voters take Hart and Swerdlin, to task for a resolution supporting the district trustees at the onset of the recall?"
Volzke is the publisher of The Capistrano Dispatch.
Jun 09, 2005 Filed in: Volzke, Jonathan
Jonathan Volzke, The Capistrano Dispatch "From the beginning, [Mayor] Hart – who called the special meeting – said the council wouldn’t get into the allegations by recall proponents about financial mismanagement. His view: recalls are for malfeasance or misfeasance and since no one challenged the trustees in the last election, they have a “mandate” from voters. He didn’t mention that [Councilmembers] Soto and Allevato received the same “mandate” in the last election, and that he and [Councilmember] Swerdlin received a similar pass from voters in 1998. It might be comforting for politicians to believe they’re unchallenged because everybody’s happy, but the reality likely has more to do with time and money."
Reaction to San Juan Capistrano City Council's resolution opposing a recall of the CUSD Board of Trustees. Volzke is the editor of the The Capistrano Dispatch.
Jun 09, 2005 Filed in: Nielson, Mark
Mark Nielson, The Capistrano Dispatch "It is further puzzling as to why the Council and Mayor claim that they need to protect the citizens from a recall. Isn’t it up to the voters to decide? If the trustees have a strong mandate, as the Council claims, what is there to worry about? Or is there a concern that maybe the voters will vote against what the Council thinks, like 57 percent of the voters did on Measure CC, overturning the actions of the Council on Whispering Hills (the same voters that were subsequently ignored by the school board trustees now being recalled)."
Reaction to San Juan Capistrano City Council's resolution opposing a recall of the CUSD Board of Trustees. Nielson is a CUSD Recall Committee member.