California Aggie Endorses Sue Greenwald, Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, Stephen Souza

For some inexplicable reason the California Aggie decided to have their endorsement interviews on Sunday and announce their endorsement the day of the election. To put this into perspective, students at UC Davis had early voting last week. Talk about diluting their influence.

Nevertheless the student newspaper makes their three endorsements which oddly enough includes neither twentysomething candidate.

For Sue Greenwald they write:

“Davis is one of the last true college towns remaining in California, and its uniqueness and charm are treasured by virtually everyone who lives here. No other candidate has demonstrated such a resolute commitment to preserving that character.

This does not mean she is anti-growth. She understands there is a severe lack of housing in Davis for many segments of the community, especially students. She is the only candidate who has actively sought to pressure the university to provide more on-campus housing for students, which is a fundamental part of the solution.”

For Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald:

“A labor organizer, UC Davis graduate and community activist, Escamilla-Greenwald will bring a fresh voice and a unique blend of qualifications to the council.

Of all the candidates, she is the most qualified to act as a voice for students. Escamilla-Greenwald and her husband rent an apartment in Davis, so she is well aware of the need for a renters’ bill of rights. She has made strides to connect with students, coming to campus to meet with a range of student groups.

She is not just the students’ candidate, however. Her experience as the chair of the Human Relations Commission demonstrated her commitment to hearing from underrepresented groups. Her training in mediation and conflict resolution will enable her to bring together the many constituent groups in Davis.”

Finally for Stephen Souza:

“Souza is a bona fide environmentalist and has a passion for incorporating green practices into public policy. His proposal to expand a solar production site outside of Davis to meet or exceed the electricity needs of the city is particularly intriguing. This would not be a simple undertaking, but he clearly has the drive to make it happen in his next term.

Perhaps Souza’s most appealing characteristic is his enthusiasm. He clearly enjoys his job as a councilmember and is probably the friendliest and most approachable. This personality draws people in and engages them in the political process, something of which a town like Davis can never have too much.”

Each of the newspapers that cover the Davis area have made their endorsements now.

  • The Davis Enterprise went with the straight developer ticket: Stephen Souza, Don Saylor, and Sydney Vergis
  • The Sacramento Bee surprisingly went away from a developer ticket for the most part endorsing only one developer candidate (Saylor): Sue Greenwald, Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, and Don Saylor.
  • Now the Aggie has made their selection: Sue Greenwald, Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, and Stephen Souza.

It is time for everyone to vote. Win or lose, the Vanguard will be back as usual tomorrow.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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88 Comments

  1. voting for Rob

    Rob’s a good guy and good on the issues. It could have simply been the interviews.

    I’m still including him along with Cecilia and Sue in my votes today.

  2. voting for Rob

    Rob’s a good guy and good on the issues. It could have simply been the interviews.

    I’m still including him along with Cecilia and Sue in my votes today.

  3. voting for Rob

    Rob’s a good guy and good on the issues. It could have simply been the interviews.

    I’m still including him along with Cecilia and Sue in my votes today.

  4. voting for Rob

    Rob’s a good guy and good on the issues. It could have simply been the interviews.

    I’m still including him along with Cecilia and Sue in my votes today.

  5. unimpressed

    Souza’s public record in office is loaded with enthusiastic public expressions and posturing. His voting record in office has been lock-step with Asmundson and Saylor. The saying,”talk is cheap” aptly describes Souza’s public record in office.

  6. unimpressed

    Souza’s public record in office is loaded with enthusiastic public expressions and posturing. His voting record in office has been lock-step with Asmundson and Saylor. The saying,”talk is cheap” aptly describes Souza’s public record in office.

  7. unimpressed

    Souza’s public record in office is loaded with enthusiastic public expressions and posturing. His voting record in office has been lock-step with Asmundson and Saylor. The saying,”talk is cheap” aptly describes Souza’s public record in office.

  8. unimpressed

    Souza’s public record in office is loaded with enthusiastic public expressions and posturing. His voting record in office has been lock-step with Asmundson and Saylor. The saying,”talk is cheap” aptly describes Souza’s public record in office.

  9. Anonymous

    Souza has a lot of support in the Greek/sports community, so it was probably a compromise, and Rob got squeezed out.

    Rob has the student vote sewed up anyway.

  10. Anonymous

    Souza has a lot of support in the Greek/sports community, so it was probably a compromise, and Rob got squeezed out.

    Rob has the student vote sewed up anyway.

  11. Anonymous

    Souza has a lot of support in the Greek/sports community, so it was probably a compromise, and Rob got squeezed out.

    Rob has the student vote sewed up anyway.

  12. Anonymous

    Souza has a lot of support in the Greek/sports community, so it was probably a compromise, and Rob got squeezed out.

    Rob has the student vote sewed up anyway.

  13. Rich Rifkin

    In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a flowering of Rob Roy signs around town. I wonder if that is indicative of growing support for Rob’s candidacy or just a better campaign effort?

    ….

    A month or so ago, I predicted that all three incumbents would probably be re-elected. That is still my guess. (Not just for name recognition, which is a huge help, but for the fact that each of the incumbents started the campaign with a large dedicated constituency already on board.)

    If that happens, obviously, nothing will change on the council, in terms of voting blocs.

    However, it will be a meaningful change if either Stephen or Don loses and say Cecilia takes his place. That would form a new Lamar-Sue-Cecilia majority on many votes. (Of course, we still have this stupid system where the council majority does not elect the mayor. So Ruth would be in a similar position to where Sue is now — a minority mayor.)

    Alternatively, if Don and Stephen are re-elected and Sydney Vergis wins with them, life for Lamar will be quite lonely. On a lot of issues, he will be on the short end of 4-1 votes.

  14. Rich Rifkin

    In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a flowering of Rob Roy signs around town. I wonder if that is indicative of growing support for Rob’s candidacy or just a better campaign effort?

    ….

    A month or so ago, I predicted that all three incumbents would probably be re-elected. That is still my guess. (Not just for name recognition, which is a huge help, but for the fact that each of the incumbents started the campaign with a large dedicated constituency already on board.)

    If that happens, obviously, nothing will change on the council, in terms of voting blocs.

    However, it will be a meaningful change if either Stephen or Don loses and say Cecilia takes his place. That would form a new Lamar-Sue-Cecilia majority on many votes. (Of course, we still have this stupid system where the council majority does not elect the mayor. So Ruth would be in a similar position to where Sue is now — a minority mayor.)

    Alternatively, if Don and Stephen are re-elected and Sydney Vergis wins with them, life for Lamar will be quite lonely. On a lot of issues, he will be on the short end of 4-1 votes.

  15. Rich Rifkin

    In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a flowering of Rob Roy signs around town. I wonder if that is indicative of growing support for Rob’s candidacy or just a better campaign effort?

    ….

    A month or so ago, I predicted that all three incumbents would probably be re-elected. That is still my guess. (Not just for name recognition, which is a huge help, but for the fact that each of the incumbents started the campaign with a large dedicated constituency already on board.)

    If that happens, obviously, nothing will change on the council, in terms of voting blocs.

    However, it will be a meaningful change if either Stephen or Don loses and say Cecilia takes his place. That would form a new Lamar-Sue-Cecilia majority on many votes. (Of course, we still have this stupid system where the council majority does not elect the mayor. So Ruth would be in a similar position to where Sue is now — a minority mayor.)

    Alternatively, if Don and Stephen are re-elected and Sydney Vergis wins with them, life for Lamar will be quite lonely. On a lot of issues, he will be on the short end of 4-1 votes.

  16. Rich Rifkin

    In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a flowering of Rob Roy signs around town. I wonder if that is indicative of growing support for Rob’s candidacy or just a better campaign effort?

    ….

    A month or so ago, I predicted that all three incumbents would probably be re-elected. That is still my guess. (Not just for name recognition, which is a huge help, but for the fact that each of the incumbents started the campaign with a large dedicated constituency already on board.)

    If that happens, obviously, nothing will change on the council, in terms of voting blocs.

    However, it will be a meaningful change if either Stephen or Don loses and say Cecilia takes his place. That would form a new Lamar-Sue-Cecilia majority on many votes. (Of course, we still have this stupid system where the council majority does not elect the mayor. So Ruth would be in a similar position to where Sue is now — a minority mayor.)

    Alternatively, if Don and Stephen are re-elected and Sydney Vergis wins with them, life for Lamar will be quite lonely. On a lot of issues, he will be on the short end of 4-1 votes.

  17. west david reep

    The Aggie editorial board is kidding itself if they think Cecilia will bring people together. Her tenure on the Human Relations Commission clearly shows that she is a very divisive personality.

  18. west david reep

    The Aggie editorial board is kidding itself if they think Cecilia will bring people together. Her tenure on the Human Relations Commission clearly shows that she is a very divisive personality.

  19. west david reep

    The Aggie editorial board is kidding itself if they think Cecilia will bring people together. Her tenure on the Human Relations Commission clearly shows that she is a very divisive personality.

  20. west david reep

    The Aggie editorial board is kidding itself if they think Cecilia will bring people together. Her tenure on the Human Relations Commission clearly shows that she is a very divisive personality.

  21. Great and Small

    west david reep-

    She brought people together to help pressure a Police Chief who was using the City of Davis to obtain his PhD to quit and get the hell out of town. Thank god.

  22. Great and Small

    west david reep-

    She brought people together to help pressure a Police Chief who was using the City of Davis to obtain his PhD to quit and get the hell out of town. Thank god.

  23. Great and Small

    west david reep-

    She brought people together to help pressure a Police Chief who was using the City of Davis to obtain his PhD to quit and get the hell out of town. Thank god.

  24. Great and Small

    west david reep-

    She brought people together to help pressure a Police Chief who was using the City of Davis to obtain his PhD to quit and get the hell out of town. Thank god.

  25. Oscar

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks students are going to vote in Rob Roy. Yeah, some students are behind him, but he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.

    The other thing to take into consideration is that now about half the students currently at UC Davis weren’t there when Rob Roy was, so for those people there is virtually no name recognition for “Rob Roy” unless they’ve read the wiki or talked to older students.

    Also, I think the fact that the Aggie didn’t pick either of the twenty-something candidates showed they made a well thought-out decision and did not simply endorse the candidates who were most like them.

  26. Oscar

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks students are going to vote in Rob Roy. Yeah, some students are behind him, but he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.

    The other thing to take into consideration is that now about half the students currently at UC Davis weren’t there when Rob Roy was, so for those people there is virtually no name recognition for “Rob Roy” unless they’ve read the wiki or talked to older students.

    Also, I think the fact that the Aggie didn’t pick either of the twenty-something candidates showed they made a well thought-out decision and did not simply endorse the candidates who were most like them.

  27. Oscar

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks students are going to vote in Rob Roy. Yeah, some students are behind him, but he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.

    The other thing to take into consideration is that now about half the students currently at UC Davis weren’t there when Rob Roy was, so for those people there is virtually no name recognition for “Rob Roy” unless they’ve read the wiki or talked to older students.

    Also, I think the fact that the Aggie didn’t pick either of the twenty-something candidates showed they made a well thought-out decision and did not simply endorse the candidates who were most like them.

  28. Oscar

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks students are going to vote in Rob Roy. Yeah, some students are behind him, but he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.

    The other thing to take into consideration is that now about half the students currently at UC Davis weren’t there when Rob Roy was, so for those people there is virtually no name recognition for “Rob Roy” unless they’ve read the wiki or talked to older students.

    Also, I think the fact that the Aggie didn’t pick either of the twenty-something candidates showed they made a well thought-out decision and did not simply endorse the candidates who were most like them.

  29. Rich Rifkin

    “…he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.”

    You might have formed this opinion based on Rob’s laid back style, more than his substance. If you listen to each of the candidates answer questions or if you read their answers in written form — I thought the Enterprise Q&A was very good in this regard — Rob, in my opinion, has well thought out and informed ideas on every subject under discussion. I don’t think his answers were unclear…. I suppose, though, that saying someone else has “quality positions” or “clear answers” is in the eye of the beholder.

    Although I’ve only spoken with Rob in person a couple of times, I found him not only to be sharp and thoughtful, but he’s got an engaging and warm personality. That, in my opinion, is a big plus when you need to work in a group to get your ideas through. If he does win (which I don’t expect), I think he’ll be an effective member of the council.

  30. Rich Rifkin

    “…he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.”

    You might have formed this opinion based on Rob’s laid back style, more than his substance. If you listen to each of the candidates answer questions or if you read their answers in written form — I thought the Enterprise Q&A was very good in this regard — Rob, in my opinion, has well thought out and informed ideas on every subject under discussion. I don’t think his answers were unclear…. I suppose, though, that saying someone else has “quality positions” or “clear answers” is in the eye of the beholder.

    Although I’ve only spoken with Rob in person a couple of times, I found him not only to be sharp and thoughtful, but he’s got an engaging and warm personality. That, in my opinion, is a big plus when you need to work in a group to get your ideas through. If he does win (which I don’t expect), I think he’ll be an effective member of the council.

  31. Rich Rifkin

    “…he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.”

    You might have formed this opinion based on Rob’s laid back style, more than his substance. If you listen to each of the candidates answer questions or if you read their answers in written form — I thought the Enterprise Q&A was very good in this regard — Rob, in my opinion, has well thought out and informed ideas on every subject under discussion. I don’t think his answers were unclear…. I suppose, though, that saying someone else has “quality positions” or “clear answers” is in the eye of the beholder.

    Although I’ve only spoken with Rob in person a couple of times, I found him not only to be sharp and thoughtful, but he’s got an engaging and warm personality. That, in my opinion, is a big plus when you need to work in a group to get your ideas through. If he does win (which I don’t expect), I think he’ll be an effective member of the council.

  32. Rich Rifkin

    “…he is just not on the same level as any of the other candidates as far as the quality or clarity of his positions.”

    You might have formed this opinion based on Rob’s laid back style, more than his substance. If you listen to each of the candidates answer questions or if you read their answers in written form — I thought the Enterprise Q&A was very good in this regard — Rob, in my opinion, has well thought out and informed ideas on every subject under discussion. I don’t think his answers were unclear…. I suppose, though, that saying someone else has “quality positions” or “clear answers” is in the eye of the beholder.

    Although I’ve only spoken with Rob in person a couple of times, I found him not only to be sharp and thoughtful, but he’s got an engaging and warm personality. That, in my opinion, is a big plus when you need to work in a group to get your ideas through. If he does win (which I don’t expect), I think he’ll be an effective member of the council.

  33. Anonymous

    I think Rich is correct that the incumbents are likely to be re-elected. I’d say that Saylor and Sue G are virtual locks and that Souza is very likely to get back in, as well. I think it will be a close battle for 4th between Sydney and Cecilia, with the latter a few votes ahead.

    I suspect the Supervisor race will be Provenza-Ferrera-Kennedy, but there will be a runoff in November.

    Cabaldon will top Yamada.

  34. Anonymous

    I think Rich is correct that the incumbents are likely to be re-elected. I’d say that Saylor and Sue G are virtual locks and that Souza is very likely to get back in, as well. I think it will be a close battle for 4th between Sydney and Cecilia, with the latter a few votes ahead.

    I suspect the Supervisor race will be Provenza-Ferrera-Kennedy, but there will be a runoff in November.

    Cabaldon will top Yamada.

  35. Anonymous

    I think Rich is correct that the incumbents are likely to be re-elected. I’d say that Saylor and Sue G are virtual locks and that Souza is very likely to get back in, as well. I think it will be a close battle for 4th between Sydney and Cecilia, with the latter a few votes ahead.

    I suspect the Supervisor race will be Provenza-Ferrera-Kennedy, but there will be a runoff in November.

    Cabaldon will top Yamada.

  36. Anonymous

    I think Rich is correct that the incumbents are likely to be re-elected. I’d say that Saylor and Sue G are virtual locks and that Souza is very likely to get back in, as well. I think it will be a close battle for 4th between Sydney and Cecilia, with the latter a few votes ahead.

    I suspect the Supervisor race will be Provenza-Ferrera-Kennedy, but there will be a runoff in November.

    Cabaldon will top Yamada.

  37. Anonymous

    Two years ago everyone assumed that Asmundson and Forbes would get elected, Lamar third, Levy fourth. Instead Forbes finished fourth and Lamar was elected narrowly ahead of Levy and narrowly behind Ruth. Hard to predict these things.

  38. Anonymous

    Two years ago everyone assumed that Asmundson and Forbes would get elected, Lamar third, Levy fourth. Instead Forbes finished fourth and Lamar was elected narrowly ahead of Levy and narrowly behind Ruth. Hard to predict these things.

  39. Anonymous

    Two years ago everyone assumed that Asmundson and Forbes would get elected, Lamar third, Levy fourth. Instead Forbes finished fourth and Lamar was elected narrowly ahead of Levy and narrowly behind Ruth. Hard to predict these things.

  40. Anonymous

    Two years ago everyone assumed that Asmundson and Forbes would get elected, Lamar third, Levy fourth. Instead Forbes finished fourth and Lamar was elected narrowly ahead of Levy and narrowly behind Ruth. Hard to predict these things.

  41. up for grabs

    …just got back from voting. The turn-out is very low and reportedly so was the absentee balloting(@30%). Cecilia can displace either Saylor or Souza if her supporters get out to vote!! This election will be won by level of passion and commitment of the voters in getting to the polls.

  42. up for grabs

    …just got back from voting. The turn-out is very low and reportedly so was the absentee balloting(@30%). Cecilia can displace either Saylor or Souza if her supporters get out to vote!! This election will be won by level of passion and commitment of the voters in getting to the polls.

  43. up for grabs

    …just got back from voting. The turn-out is very low and reportedly so was the absentee balloting(@30%). Cecilia can displace either Saylor or Souza if her supporters get out to vote!! This election will be won by level of passion and commitment of the voters in getting to the polls.

  44. up for grabs

    …just got back from voting. The turn-out is very low and reportedly so was the absentee balloting(@30%). Cecilia can displace either Saylor or Souza if her supporters get out to vote!! This election will be won by level of passion and commitment of the voters in getting to the polls.

  45. Anonymous

    Rich Rifkin,
    Life for Lamar is lonely and is going to get lonelier. Do you ever see him out in public? How about at the Farmer’s Mkt.? What is Lamar doing for the City?
    As far as the Aggie endorsing anyone, it makes no difference. When I was a student at UCD student voter turnout was poor.

  46. Anonymous

    Rich Rifkin,
    Life for Lamar is lonely and is going to get lonelier. Do you ever see him out in public? How about at the Farmer’s Mkt.? What is Lamar doing for the City?
    As far as the Aggie endorsing anyone, it makes no difference. When I was a student at UCD student voter turnout was poor.

  47. Anonymous

    Rich Rifkin,
    Life for Lamar is lonely and is going to get lonelier. Do you ever see him out in public? How about at the Farmer’s Mkt.? What is Lamar doing for the City?
    As far as the Aggie endorsing anyone, it makes no difference. When I was a student at UCD student voter turnout was poor.

  48. Anonymous

    Rich Rifkin,
    Life for Lamar is lonely and is going to get lonelier. Do you ever see him out in public? How about at the Farmer’s Mkt.? What is Lamar doing for the City?
    As far as the Aggie endorsing anyone, it makes no difference. When I was a student at UCD student voter turnout was poor.

  49. Anonymous

    up for grabs hit the nail on the head!! The key is to get the voters to the polls. That way they will walk their talk. You can bet the Saylor/Vergis team is doing that with their supporters.

    Think of ten people to call who are Sue and/or Cecilia supporters and make sure their vote is in.

    If you get to 10 then keep on going until you get to 20.

    Grass roots effort will win this!

  50. Anonymous

    up for grabs hit the nail on the head!! The key is to get the voters to the polls. That way they will walk their talk. You can bet the Saylor/Vergis team is doing that with their supporters.

    Think of ten people to call who are Sue and/or Cecilia supporters and make sure their vote is in.

    If you get to 10 then keep on going until you get to 20.

    Grass roots effort will win this!

  51. Anonymous

    up for grabs hit the nail on the head!! The key is to get the voters to the polls. That way they will walk their talk. You can bet the Saylor/Vergis team is doing that with their supporters.

    Think of ten people to call who are Sue and/or Cecilia supporters and make sure their vote is in.

    If you get to 10 then keep on going until you get to 20.

    Grass roots effort will win this!

  52. Anonymous

    up for grabs hit the nail on the head!! The key is to get the voters to the polls. That way they will walk their talk. You can bet the Saylor/Vergis team is doing that with their supporters.

    Think of ten people to call who are Sue and/or Cecilia supporters and make sure their vote is in.

    If you get to 10 then keep on going until you get to 20.

    Grass roots effort will win this!

  53. Anonymous

    To: GREAT AND SMALL,
    She had little or nothing to do with the fact that jim hyde left as police chief. You are giving cecilia credit where none is deserved.

  54. Anonymous

    To: GREAT AND SMALL,
    She had little or nothing to do with the fact that jim hyde left as police chief. You are giving cecilia credit where none is deserved.

  55. Anonymous

    To: GREAT AND SMALL,
    She had little or nothing to do with the fact that jim hyde left as police chief. You are giving cecilia credit where none is deserved.

  56. Anonymous

    To: GREAT AND SMALL,
    She had little or nothing to do with the fact that jim hyde left as police chief. You are giving cecilia credit where none is deserved.

  57. Anonymous

    Anon:

    Great and Small is part right. I’m pretty familiar with the situation at the DPD. The primary reason he left had little to do with the HRC or complaints but had to do with internal matters. He was basically fired but they were able to save severence by foisting him on Antioch. Department morale was at an all-time low. Talk to the officers today and to a person they hate Hyde.

    Everyone wants to put the HRC mess on Cecilia, but Hyde really ratcheted up the pressure on her. People have suggested she is short-tempered, my observation is that she was getting a lot of heat, and a couple of times reacted more strongly than she needed to. She was baited and took the bait.

    If you look at the candidates in this race, almost all have a history of that. Sue is well known. Souza shouted from the dais that he was the decider. Saylor has been known to lose it with quite a few community members. Sydney basically backstabbed her way to her position at a consulting firm in Davis before taking her new position. I don’t know what Rob has done, but I’m sure he’s not perfect either.

    The media coverage of Cecilia is unfair. Did she make mistakes? Yes she did. So did everyone else involved.

  58. Anonymous

    Anon:

    Great and Small is part right. I’m pretty familiar with the situation at the DPD. The primary reason he left had little to do with the HRC or complaints but had to do with internal matters. He was basically fired but they were able to save severence by foisting him on Antioch. Department morale was at an all-time low. Talk to the officers today and to a person they hate Hyde.

    Everyone wants to put the HRC mess on Cecilia, but Hyde really ratcheted up the pressure on her. People have suggested she is short-tempered, my observation is that she was getting a lot of heat, and a couple of times reacted more strongly than she needed to. She was baited and took the bait.

    If you look at the candidates in this race, almost all have a history of that. Sue is well known. Souza shouted from the dais that he was the decider. Saylor has been known to lose it with quite a few community members. Sydney basically backstabbed her way to her position at a consulting firm in Davis before taking her new position. I don’t know what Rob has done, but I’m sure he’s not perfect either.

    The media coverage of Cecilia is unfair. Did she make mistakes? Yes she did. So did everyone else involved.

  59. Anonymous

    Anon:

    Great and Small is part right. I’m pretty familiar with the situation at the DPD. The primary reason he left had little to do with the HRC or complaints but had to do with internal matters. He was basically fired but they were able to save severence by foisting him on Antioch. Department morale was at an all-time low. Talk to the officers today and to a person they hate Hyde.

    Everyone wants to put the HRC mess on Cecilia, but Hyde really ratcheted up the pressure on her. People have suggested she is short-tempered, my observation is that she was getting a lot of heat, and a couple of times reacted more strongly than she needed to. She was baited and took the bait.

    If you look at the candidates in this race, almost all have a history of that. Sue is well known. Souza shouted from the dais that he was the decider. Saylor has been known to lose it with quite a few community members. Sydney basically backstabbed her way to her position at a consulting firm in Davis before taking her new position. I don’t know what Rob has done, but I’m sure he’s not perfect either.

    The media coverage of Cecilia is unfair. Did she make mistakes? Yes she did. So did everyone else involved.

  60. Anonymous

    Anon:

    Great and Small is part right. I’m pretty familiar with the situation at the DPD. The primary reason he left had little to do with the HRC or complaints but had to do with internal matters. He was basically fired but they were able to save severence by foisting him on Antioch. Department morale was at an all-time low. Talk to the officers today and to a person they hate Hyde.

    Everyone wants to put the HRC mess on Cecilia, but Hyde really ratcheted up the pressure on her. People have suggested she is short-tempered, my observation is that she was getting a lot of heat, and a couple of times reacted more strongly than she needed to. She was baited and took the bait.

    If you look at the candidates in this race, almost all have a history of that. Sue is well known. Souza shouted from the dais that he was the decider. Saylor has been known to lose it with quite a few community members. Sydney basically backstabbed her way to her position at a consulting firm in Davis before taking her new position. I don’t know what Rob has done, but I’m sure he’s not perfect either.

    The media coverage of Cecilia is unfair. Did she make mistakes? Yes she did. So did everyone else involved.

  61. Anonymous

    I met Rob when he was out knocking on doors on Sunday. I’d love to vote out all the boomers and he really seems like a nice guy but being anti-growth, I couldn’t support him.

  62. Anonymous

    I met Rob when he was out knocking on doors on Sunday. I’d love to vote out all the boomers and he really seems like a nice guy but being anti-growth, I couldn’t support him.

  63. Anonymous

    I met Rob when he was out knocking on doors on Sunday. I’d love to vote out all the boomers and he really seems like a nice guy but being anti-growth, I couldn’t support him.

  64. Anonymous

    I met Rob when he was out knocking on doors on Sunday. I’d love to vote out all the boomers and he really seems like a nice guy but being anti-growth, I couldn’t support him.

  65. Anonymous

    Did Cecilia make mistakes? So did Everyone else? The only mistake
    Cecilia made was to open her mouth and speak. What is the sharpest instrument in the world? One’s own tongue and people frequently cut their own throats with it.
    Cecilia is biased and the media pointed that out. Cecilia made mistakes and so did everyone else? That sounds like a kid arguing about their wrongdoing by saying,”Eveyone does it”. Yep, that always makes it right when one makes that particular statement. “To a person they hate Hyde”. You’re wrong again. How do I know? I know far better than you.
    Cecilia ratcheted up the pressure on herself and she deserved and earned the consequences.

  66. Anonymous

    Did Cecilia make mistakes? So did Everyone else? The only mistake
    Cecilia made was to open her mouth and speak. What is the sharpest instrument in the world? One’s own tongue and people frequently cut their own throats with it.
    Cecilia is biased and the media pointed that out. Cecilia made mistakes and so did everyone else? That sounds like a kid arguing about their wrongdoing by saying,”Eveyone does it”. Yep, that always makes it right when one makes that particular statement. “To a person they hate Hyde”. You’re wrong again. How do I know? I know far better than you.
    Cecilia ratcheted up the pressure on herself and she deserved and earned the consequences.

  67. Anonymous

    Did Cecilia make mistakes? So did Everyone else? The only mistake
    Cecilia made was to open her mouth and speak. What is the sharpest instrument in the world? One’s own tongue and people frequently cut their own throats with it.
    Cecilia is biased and the media pointed that out. Cecilia made mistakes and so did everyone else? That sounds like a kid arguing about their wrongdoing by saying,”Eveyone does it”. Yep, that always makes it right when one makes that particular statement. “To a person they hate Hyde”. You’re wrong again. How do I know? I know far better than you.
    Cecilia ratcheted up the pressure on herself and she deserved and earned the consequences.

  68. Anonymous

    Did Cecilia make mistakes? So did Everyone else? The only mistake
    Cecilia made was to open her mouth and speak. What is the sharpest instrument in the world? One’s own tongue and people frequently cut their own throats with it.
    Cecilia is biased and the media pointed that out. Cecilia made mistakes and so did everyone else? That sounds like a kid arguing about their wrongdoing by saying,”Eveyone does it”. Yep, that always makes it right when one makes that particular statement. “To a person they hate Hyde”. You’re wrong again. How do I know? I know far better than you.
    Cecilia ratcheted up the pressure on herself and she deserved and earned the consequences.

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