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Transplant interested in community politics

Postby rae1063 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:39 am

Good morning,
I've lived in Petaluma since 2005. Enjoy the little community and all it has to offer. I'm considering entering the world of city politics and realize this board is an active community in that area.
Is there room for a southern gentleman with conservative views yet an open mind in Petaluma?

Thank you!
Roger
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby 2182 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:45 pm

It would be wonderful to have a fresh name and face involved in local politics. ;)

However, you have lived here for seven years and I think you know the political demeanor around town. You're going to have to have pretty thick skin, the progressives play nasty :lol:
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby rae1063 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:43 pm

Thanks for that 2182, and yes, I've noticed that very same thing. I'm not a progressive, I don't believe more taxes will fix our problems, I'll listen to anyone's opinion/view, but I have my own. This is a great little town, but we can make it better!
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby rae1063 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:05 pm

Thanks for the note 2182, and yes, I have noticed how things appear to be. It's simply something I believe a fresh face with fresh ideas and no "ties" beholden to anyone that can help move Petaluma forward.

I'm open to new ideas, will listen to anyone's view/opinion, but at the end of the day I make up my own mind. I look forward to more discussion about this as I work to determine my future here in Petaluma.
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby rae1063 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:16 pm

Interesting that my two replies aren't showing up. Who decides what gets posted on here?
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby Sadie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:29 am

Roger, Thank you for your efforts to make Petaluma better.

In order for good ideas to take effect you will need three other council members to vote with you.

So make friends with those on the council, and when you do, let us know.
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby 2182 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Don't know why your posts are not showing up. There is very little moderation on this forum......so....... I would suggest computer or operator error :lol:

Sadie has a wonderful suggestion. ;)
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby Bear » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:57 pm

rae1063 wrote:Thanks for the note 2182, and yes, I have noticed how things appear to be. It's simply something I believe a fresh face with fresh ideas and no "ties" beholden to anyone that can help move Petaluma forward.

to win a seat you will have to choose a side - business friendly/business oriented or progressive/slow growth. you will be beholden to someone if you want to win. winning takes money (signs, mailers, etc.) and where the money comes from is usually how one votes. progressive money generally comes from environmental groups that says no to everything. business friendly money generally comes from developers who want to build and build.
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby rae1063 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:13 pm

It's getting closer.....time to start a true grassroots movement to do this. If things aren't right where we live, we owe it to ourselves to make things better......
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby Bear » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:29 pm

rae1063 wrote:It's getting closer.....time to start a true grassroots movement to do this. If things aren't right where we live, we owe it to ourselves to make things better......

what is getting closer and what isn't right?
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