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LaVallee speech at the Eureka Inn

Eureka mayoral candidate Peter LaVallee speaks to supporters at the Eureka Inn on October 9th.

Thanks to Rick Khamsi for the video.

  1. No surprises here
    October 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Well were has his lame ass been before? About getting light industry in Humboldt?

  2. No surprises here
    October 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Fine…know who I am…but I am just asking why?

  3. Anonymous
    October 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Well, I agree that light industry sounds appealing. But I also agree with No Surprises to a degree. Was he pursuing this when he was mayor before. I’ll vote for Peter but hope he will truly be effective.

  4. Ragtime
    October 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Listen to his speech again. Listen for what you didn’t hear the first time. You may be surprised how much he has done to help others here. Including the families you want to help by encouraging the growth of light industry here.

    I hope you will vote for Peter and help become part of the community that is pulling together now to improve the whole community.

  5. Anonymous
    October 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    6:35 Anon again. I know Peter fairly well and have worked with him on various projects – am very familiar with RCAA and all the services it provides our community. I will be voting for Peter but just am hoping the ideas and talk materialize into something concrete.

  6. Ragtime
    October 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Fair enough.

  7. Truth in information
    October 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I have talked about light industry at length and he is very serious about this issue. It has been talked about many times but when the city managers have been tasked with recruiting new companies. They have not followed through. The next council will set that agenda and will find a city manager that will carry it out. Peter, Larry and Ron are all on the same page on this one. The majority on previous councils has dropped the ball and we are paying the price now. Look what Arcata has done in this respect. With the right people on council, it will happen.

  8. High Finance
    October 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I am so glad that Peter is so glad so many people from outside of Eureka came to his fundraiser. He will win the Arcata vote for Eureka mayor.

    Frank Jaeger will win the Eurekan’s vote for Eureka mayor.

    Eureka for Eurekans.

  9. Anonymous
    October 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    You could be right, HiFi, but if so I hope he does something proactive – that is, something other than supporting the Marina Center. That project is not only a long way off if it ever comes but it does little or nothing to help grow our economy. I’m not one of the MC haters, but I am very skeptical about if, when or what.

  10. Truth in information
    October 12, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Hi Fi you are a 1st. class ass. Sorry, scratch the 1st. class.

  11. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Do you really want a glum former coroner for this ceremonial “face of Eureka” position?

  12. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Peter is much more personable and proactive. When it came to the budget Frank rubber stamped Linda Atkins instead of exercising some discipline on the police dept budget. Cutting $1Million from EPD was no cut at all since those positions werent even staffed. The city of Eureka hasnt even impacted paper clips and post it notes at EPD while all the other departments have been utilizing recycled paperclips with what staff they have left.

  13. Harold h. Greene
    October 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

    “Do you really want a glum former coroner for this ceremonial “face of Eureka” position?”

    He was bought,then he was sold. I’d be unhappy too.

  14. High Finance
    October 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

    9.27pm. You are right about the MC. Even if it does continue without a lot of lawsuits, it will be 5 years before any of the buildings are finished. And that is being optimistic. But Jaeger will be fine, he has donated thousands of hours over 20 + years to the boyscouts & other worthy causes.

    Classy “Truth in Information” 6.52am, real classy. I bet you’re real proud of that post. You add a lot to any intelligent conversation. I’ll bet your moma must be proud of you. Ever think of posting on the Mirror?

  15. A-nony-mouse
    October 12, 2010 at 9:17 am

    We seem to expect the mayor to solve all our problems when all he really can do is make suggestions to the council and staff. Frank, for all he might be a nice guy, presents a pretty glum visage. Peter is positive and upbeat. That’s the kind of face I’d prefer on my city.
    Frank has a reputation now as a quitter. Just like Virginia before him, he would give up an influential voting seat for a largely ceremonial position. Gotta make you wonder.
    Peter enjoys the job and has no delusions about “changing the world”. He runs a good meeting, is positive in promoting our city, and will be involved where ever possible in helping to solve our problems. He’s a good man. Give him your vote.

  16. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

    When a gay youth tries to enter the Boy Scouts, they are told they aren’t welcome. Did Frank go along with that policy?

  17. StraightUp
    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    That’s a good question!

  18. The Cynical View
    October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Oh gee. A boy scout for mayor. What a ringing endorsement!

    Sort of like Newman. I coached soccer. That must qualify me as having the skills to be a councilperson.

  19. Truth in information
    October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Just about as classy as some of your comments, Hi Fi. You like playing in the mud at times so don’t get too bent.

  20. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Peter was a Boy Scout, too.

  21. Ragtime
    October 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Ragtime was a Boy Scout, too. Cub of the Year back in the late 1950’s. When I was a kid, the Boy Scouts were taught to be brave and to help people who were unable to defend themselves. But that was before the Boy Scouts purged gay kids from membership about twenty years ago. Now the BSA seems to be sending a signal to gay kids that they are unworthy and unwelcome.

    I’d be happy to hear from any candidate who has been associated with the Boy Scouts of America. Do they agree with my assessment of the situation? If so, have they made efforts within the organization to change the policy? How do they justify staying within an organization that is contributing to the alienation of gay youth, sometimes leading to feelings of isolation and despair?

    These are fair questions deserving of thoughtful answers.

  22. PlainJane
    October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Furthermore, Ragtime, there is a huge difference between leaders who knowingly participate in an anti-gay organization and kids who belong without knowing of the bigotry.

  23. Reinventing The Wheel
    October 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    So, who is the better Boy Scout?

    With a founding principle of self-sufficiency, a good scout would support manufacturing incubators and industrial parks to grow local-owned businesses. As opposed to losing prime public-use lands on a failed national-retailer model that we’re already saturated in…according to the ONLY local, independent economic research on the subject.

    A good scout reads the material to make informed decisions.

  24. AnonymousX2
    October 12, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Peter has been working with youth at risk for many years through RCAA and understands the issues surrounding kids. I think his youth qualifications are beyond question. He knows how to work with very tight budgets, another qualification that is needed at city hall. He is the most qualified of the two.

  25. High Finance
    October 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Peter worked with youth as part of his job & he was paid well for it.

    Frank volunteered and did the work in the evenings, weekends & vacations.

  26. Hi Fi Watcher
    October 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Ah Hi Fi the master of spin strikes again.

  27. Oldphart
    October 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Everyone needs to give it up about youth organizations. Enough already. I have met and participated in meetings with both Frank and Peter. With Frank, you know where you stand. Peter can say one thing and do another. Just personal experience.

  28. Ed
    October 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Yeah, screw the unions, ’cause industrialists are always fair-minded and who are they to tell us we can’t use the child workforce? Anyway, weekends are overrated.

  29. Ed
    October 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    wrong thread,sorry.

  30. Tired of PJ
    October 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    George, butt out. This is a race for mayor of Eureka not Old Scout of the decade. Peter never did shit the first time around. Def of insanity is doing something the same thing over and over. Expecting a different outcome. Peter is the same old shit.

  31. Tired of Leg Humpers
    October 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Leg humpers with authoritarian streaks keep doing the same old thing, humping away, and never get any satisfaction. Insanity.

  32. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Lefties who hate “the man” will never be “the man” or “the woman”. They will always be subpar employees who hate any sort of authority.

  33. humboldturtle
    October 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Now we’re at Stanton’s counter in 1970.

  34. AnonymousX2
    October 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I haven’t heard Frank digging into the fine points of the budget and coming up with anything other than what the city manager has prescribed. He said it was a hard decision to take 1.4 mil from police and fire but did it anyway. That doesn’t seem to be what many in this city wanted. They would have taken cuts in other areas rather than public safety. No one said it was going to be easy making these decisions and maybe that is why Frank is wanting to become mayor. Most of the tough stuff will be left to council and he can just keep the council a kinder and gentler group. That seems to be the way he sees the job. Peter, on the other hand wants to get into the issues and find solutions. He is not looking to be a figurehead. That would be more of a Nancy Flemming approach except from a progressive point of view.

  35. memories
    October 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Peter is is a fake. The night Cal Pine left Eureka, at the after party at the brewery, he acted like HE had helped run them out of town. The next city council meeting he turned around and said that he wished they had been able to make a concrete proposal to the city.

  36. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Memories appears to have had a lapse.

  37. High Finance
    October 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Larry Glass & Atkins are pandering to fools when he says he can cut $4 million dollars from the budget without taking some from public safety.

    Try to think logically folks, public safety is 72% of the budget.

  38. Reinventing The Wheel
    October 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Looks like we failed to attract enough big boxes, malls and sprawl to the Eureka area.

    The is all the “No Alternative” group has to offer.

    “We must keep repeating the same development model..it’s GOTTA work this time…”

  39. Anonymous
    October 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

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