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  1. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Take the next step folks. Who actually worked on his campaign? Armchair activists (you know who you are!) are a disservice to real, significant, CHANGE. —- hand me the remote, gotta change the channel —-

  2. Law Abider
    April 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Ol´ Larry messed with our fearless Leader so me put the hurt on him. We got the cash, we got the power, and we got the candidates.

  3. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Glass was an environmental activist, his business was impacted by issues affecting old town, he won because he had recognition (who hasnt bought a record there) as a local businessman. Once he got into the mix, he realized the depth of the corruption and how just a handful really control everything. Poor guy, thought he could do something about it. The 30,000 check presented at Council to put Measure N on the ballot beat Larry Glass. He needed to be stopped dead in his tracks. And he was. Although I did not always agree with his politics, I certainly appreciated that he was willing to tell the truth (most of the time) and put up a decent fight.

  4. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Oh brother!

  5. Gil Yule
    April 2, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Funny!

    …but then sad.

  6. just middle class
    April 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Everyone is corrupt who does not agree with you!

  7. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 7:12 am

    No, the corruption is with The Brady Bunch and all the Arkleyville cheerleaders. We don’t want Eureka politics permeating throughout the rest of the county.

    Where can I get a bumper sticker?

  8. just middle class
    April 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

    So please who ever you are be detailed in you allegations of corruption.

  9. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 7:27 am

    1. Walmart hiding the name of the name of the applicant.
    2. Accepting $30,000 to put an item on the ballot.
    3. Lying to get yourself elected.

    Just a start – will come up with some more.

  10. just middle class
    April 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

    “Political corruption is the abuse of public power, office, or resources by elected government officials for personal gain, e.g. by extortion, soliciting or offering bribes[2] It can also take the form of office holders maintaining themselves in office by purchasing votes by enacting laws which use taxpayer money”, from Wikipedia.
    Given that definition, I do not see how your list falls within the definition of curroption, more a list of things you do not like.
    I am not sure what your are claiming a lying to get elected.

  11. just middle class
    April 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Can’t type clearly: I am not sure what you are claiming as lying to get elected.

  12. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Well said, Anonymous 4:52. Especially when the Arkley bunch are so good at misleading (registering as a Democrat does not make you a Democrat in ideology) and using half truths – if you read any of their literature you know what I mean. We need progressive leaders with fire in their gut but I haven’t seen that here. BTW – supporting Jared Huffman makes you a corporate Democrat content to maintain the staus quo and you know where that’s gotten us.
    Larry Glass worked for all people in Eureka. I miss his in depth questions and his vision. Many days I feel ashamed to say I live in Eureka but it’s not the hell hole so many of you say it is but given a few more years of the 4 stooges it will be.

  13. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

    “Political corruption is the abuse of public power, office, or resources by elected government officials for personal gain, e.g. by extortion, soliciting or offering bribes[2] It can also take the form of office holders maintaining themselves in office by purchasing votes by enacting laws which use taxpayer money”, from Wikipedia.”

    Marian Brady voting to give the Chamber of Commerce $100,000.

    Marian Brady presenting to Board of Supervisors in support of Billboards, she is a graphic artist and even testified she designed the one for Chere Heights. No Bill boards less business.

    Corruption=Cheri Arkley giving the city counsel 30,000 to buy Measure N onto the Ballot and then saddling Mike Newman and Marian Brady (and Virginia Bass) to that issue. This was orchestrated, Bass as Mayor stood to gain and she knew it, Jager as candidate for mayor stood to gain and he knew it, Brady and Newman were successfully elected and ultimately Tyson, the most corrupt and the instructed puppet master for the city begins to un do anything he felt was an accomplishment of the “left”, a threat.

    Garr Nielsen’s firing had the back of the poor people being victimized by crime and listened. Also, dont forget what happened in Arcata, who is the city manager there? Do you think Tyson felt threatend, believe me there was never a plan to put Nielsen there, but the rumor on the right is that there was.

    Jefferson School reversing the Redevelopment decision by those ushered in by that 30,000 check. Who voted for that again? Jager?

    Eureka voting to outsource recycling, effectively putting ACRC Samoa plant up for sale? Concerted Effort. The cost of curbside recycling etc etc vote in and implemented by all, HWMA, Supes, City Counsel included the cost of the contract, to outsource after the fact drove them out of business, HWMA will run that mrf eventually and THAT is organized crime.

    Around here people like JMC believe that corruption is only first hand “by elected government officials for personal gain” Kamala may see it another way, organized crime is organized crime.

  14. Tre
    April 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

    “Registering as a Democrat does not make you a Democrat in ideology.”

    So what is a Democrat in ideology?

    You can’t make blanket statements without a basis in fact.

    That would be like saying Larry Glass did more to undermine the City of Eureka than any other councilperson in history.

  15. April 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

    The corruption is inherent in all the money they take when bought at auction.

  16. jr
    April 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Was Eureka run any better under the management of John Arnold or David Tooley?

  17. Benjamin Ficus
    April 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Attorney General Kamala Harris may also wish to investigate the Eureka Boardwalk that looks like it was a pass thru scam.

    Ms. Harris may wish to investigate the Arkley Center it was certainly a corrupt dealing.

    One of the biggest centers of corruption was the entire Eureka Redevelopment Agency which is begging for examination by a forensic accountant. Redevelopment has been a complete scam in Eureka.

    Kamala should also take a look at Dave Tysons relationship to the alcohol and drug treatment program that has been shoveled at least a milliion dollars of taxpayers money.

  18. Yokel
    April 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

    jmc, I believe that is one of those lies mentioned earlier. You smear.

  19. High Finance
    April 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Just because you disagree with the actions taken described in the post at 9.14am does not mean there was corruption.

    It is laughable to even make that claim. By doing so you appear childish and uninformed.

    A grownup would admit that your hero Larry lost by a landslide because he had lost touch with most Eurekans.

  20. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Larry was the best council person to serve in Eureka. He truly cared about our All our neighborhoods. He made our neighborhoods safer and got rid of several dirt-bag drug houses and cleaned up the sections of town that were ignored. You could go into his business and talk about problems in town anytime. He did not hide behind a voice mail at city hall.

  21. HUUFC
    April 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’m missing the connection. Larry Glass lost the election, and it may be because the few times I saw and heard him he sounded angry was rude and condescending.

  22. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    1:23 Does a person have to be condescending or do a tap dance to win an election?

  23. Stock Footage
    April 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    State to audit Stockton’s finances

    By The Record

    April 02, 2012 3:24 PM

    STOCKTON — California will audit Stockton’s finances, State Controller John Chiang said today, citing requests by locally elected leaders and the city’s financial reports that are filled with discrepancies or altogether missing.

    “There is reason to believe that the city’s ability to provide reliable and accurate financial information relating to the required financial reports is questionable,” Chiang said.

  24. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Isn’t Stockton declaring bankruptcy? Something not happening in Eureka, so what’s your point, SF?

  25. Harold Knight
    April 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Stockton is severely cutting public services to avoid bankruptcy, sound familiar?

    The biggest evidence of corruption will be made even more difficult to trace with the new campaign contribution rules unleashed by the Citizens’ United case.

    Our development community has always dominated local contributions and political seats.

    The evidence of local corruption isn’t simply the glaring silence of local media’s fear to expose the development community’s legacy and power before each election!

    The corrupt payoff is evident in regulations still allowing sprawl and big box developments, despite outrageously low affordability rates for new homes, the millions of gallons of raw sewage discharges, record high pedestrian, cyclist and motorist fatalities on streets used far beyond capacity, record high social, police and emergency service demands due to high poverty, crime, homeless and drug abuse statistics attributable to all rural cities becoming saturated in poverty wages.

    What’s astounding is the world of alternatives, (as near as Arcata), that are routinely ignored by the press, elected representatives, and businesses “leaders”.

    As long as half the eligible voters either abstain from voting or remain unregistered, nothing will change.

  26. The Ghost of Leo Sears
    April 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    The City of Eureka would be at or near default if it wasn’t for measure O! Tyson has used measure O to fund the rest of the general fund instead of of public safety. when Measure O runs out Tyson will be gone and the shit will hit the fan.

  27. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ghost of Leo Sears that is a flat out lie. Measure O funds have been segregated into a separate fund for the sake of transparancy and most expenditures have been for public safety. To say otherwise as you have is a lie. Everyone knows Eurekas financial standing would be in a precarious position without measure O – thats why the voters passed it.

    I didn’t realize a ghost could be full of shit.

  28. Laugher Curve
    April 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    What is the total indebtedness of the City of Eureka (including all bonds and redevelopment obligations) and how does it compare with previous decades? Has Tyson ramped up borrowing in the last few years? Debt is a Republican habit.

  29. The Ghost of Leo Sears
    April 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Anonymous 3:47 How naive are you? For every dollar of revenue spent up front on Public safety, generated by the Measure O tax; .75 goes out the back door through Public works, for the zoo and other non public safety items. It’s the same way criminals launder money. Oops! I forgot Tyson’s mentor, Rob is master of that.

  30. Smart 5th Grader
    April 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Anon 3:47 is correct. Measure O funds were in the right pocket of the government, all the other money was in the left pocket. What a maroon!

  31. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Once again Leo’s ghost spews lies. As earlier stated meas O funds are segregated – if there were funds going out the back door, they’d show up as reductions to the fund.

    Poor ghost seems to have a problem understanding that there are other departments throughout the city funded with general fund monies.

    I watched the budget review presented to the city council a month or so ago on tv and was extremely clear that meas O was funding increases in public safety costs.

    Ghost is once again a pathetic lying pos.

  32. Smart 5th Grader
    April 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Yeah, left pocket, not right pocket. (repeat mantra) The pockets are segregated. (Insert insults here H about how full someone is of something)

  33. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    “Yeah, left pocket, not right pocket. (repeat mantra) The pockets are segregated” Is that all you have there S5G?

    The “pockets” both left and right are subject to both the audit process and an annual budget.

    There is nothing hidden.

    Keep repeating the mantra that there is a hidden conspiracy though, it makes you look no smarter than a third grader.

    It certainly isn’t an insult to suggest “Ghost” is a lying pos when it has been pointed out 2x exactly where he is lying. That he continues to perpetuate the lie does not make it the truth, it just makes him a lying pos.

  34. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I read Sear’s point to mean that a new source of funding for police services freed-up GF money that would have gone to police services.

    Police expenditures have not increased by the entire funds raised by Measure O…thus, the legitimate calls of deceit.

  35. Laugher Curve
    April 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Subtract what was being spent on public safety pre measure O from what is being spent now on public safety and then subtract that from the total revenue from measure O and that will tell you how much is being diverted to other budget uses.

    This is simple enough for even “High Finance” to explain to you. The anonymous liar above is obfuscating.

  36. Fact Checker
    April 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Anon 5:26 and Laughter easily can see the old ¨left pocket-right pocket scam¨. This is an accounting trick as old as, well, as old as accounting. (See Humboldt Creamery for more details. Yes, the private sector does it too).

  37. Laugher Curve
    April 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    What impact will $4-$5 a gallon gas have on Eureka’s finances? What if interest rates rise and Eureka has to roll over some bonds? Are the city’s pension funds fully funded and if not when was the last time they were? What will be the impact of the lost lawsuits? What is the financial impact of all the legal fees that will be paid to defend the city the next couple of years?

    There are elephants in the room. You can smell them.

  38. Fact Checker
    April 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Okay Laugher, now you´ve gone too far. In society, and in the blogs, offering opionons is one thing. Asking questions? Crossing the line.

  39. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Wasn’t Measure billed as being for safety? I don’t remember any other reason given when it was trotted out for the voters.

  40. Squeegie
    April 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    IMHO there is only one question in the upcoming city council elections, and that is “Does Tyson stay or go?”

    The candidates who answer that question correctly will most likely get my vote.

  41. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    “Police expenditures have not increased by the entire funds raised by Measure O…thus, the legitimate calls of deceit.”

    Deceit, as in the entire city council, as moved by Linda Atkins, to fund the Clark museum?

    Fact is, over 85 percent of Measure O is paying for increased costs in public safety – no deceit involved at all.

  42. Anonymous
    April 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    “I read Sear’s point to mean that a new source of funding for police services freed-up GF money that would have gone to police services”

    If measure O had not passed, then there would been massive cuts throughout the general fund, police services, fire and other non safety. I read Sear’s point to mean that he’s bitter that what he considers to be non essential departments still exist, which is ironic, as I am sure that had he not worked for the County assessor’s office, he would’ve considered that county department to be non-essential.

    Given that it did pass, such cuts were not necessary, and much to his chagrin, other non safety departments continue to exist.

  43. Reality Check (is in the mail)
    April 4, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Dear Taxpayers,
    When you add up the taxes on your income, your property tax, your utility taxes, the sales tax, the fuel taxes, et al. ad nauseum, and still we are borrowing trillions of dollars in your name (because you can´t pay for ¨today¨ today but tomorrow you´ll somehow be able to afford to be able to pay for tomorrow AND ¨today¨, please vote for more taxes. Because we are such incredibly resonsible administrators.
    Suckers! The Government

  44. Reality Check (is in the mail)
    April 4, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Dear American people,
    We can do whatever we want, whenever we want.
    The Government
    ¨SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.¨
    http://news.yahoo.com/students-angry-over-pricey-courses-pepper-sprayed-074216728.html

  45. RefFan
    April 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Hope they got sprayed good!! There is a time & place to protest tuition and forcing your way into a closed meeting is not one of them. With all the shootings around the country at colleges, H.S., & universities, I bet you’d be a little apprehensive if a mob of students were trying to force their way into a room you were in. People dont have a right to act like lawless thugs cuz they are angry.

  46. Reality Check (is in the mail)
    April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    RedFan 10:01 Another hater!

  47. High Finance
    April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Sears is right, not all the Measure O money is being spent on the police & fire.

    When I voted for it I never expected it to be spent just there so I am happy other services & departments were spared the draconian budget cuts that were about to happen.

    7.42pm is correct.

  48. Fact Checker
    April 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Finance ¨never expected it to be spent¨ where the polyticians said they were going to spend it. Even Hi Fi doesn´t believe the lioes coming out of City Hall.

  49. Fact Checker
    April 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    lies (typo)

  50. Anonymous
    April 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Fact Checker is clueless. Please tell me where exactly the “lies coming out of city hall” are coming from.

  51. Fact Checker
    April 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    City Hall said ALL of Measure O would go to public safety, even Hi Fi does not believe this, but you can. Freedom to be gullible.

    ¨High Finance says:
    April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Sears is right, not all the Measure O money is being spent on the police & fire.

    When I voted for it I never expected it to be spent just there…¨

  52. Eureka: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM?
    April 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Anon 12:39. First, don´t end sentences with a preposition. Second, try the office of David W. Tyson, City Manager for starters.

  53. Anonymous
    April 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Wrong, Fact checker, city hall NEVER ONCE said ALL of measure O would go to public safety.

    Keep repeating the lie as much as you like, it still doesn’t magically turn it into the truth.

    AnonPeeps, again, lets have some specific lies made by Tyson about measure O. Fact is, you can’t.

    Further, save the grammar lessons for places other than teh interwebz. I thinks you iz ta dummass, 659.

  54. Fact Checker
    April 5, 2012 at 3:57 am

    You asked ¨where¨, and I told you where. Do you not understand the word ¨where¨?
    Anonymous said: April 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    ¨Please tell me where exactly the “lies coming out of city hall” are coming from.¨

  55. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Well Factless you answered the “where” with a bald face lie. Once again. City hall has NEVER said ALL of Meas O would go to public safety.

    There are lies being perpetuate – from ghost of Leo and Factless.

  56. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Are the city’s pension funds fully funded or not? If not, what are the unfunded liabilities? The taxpayers, the city’s employees (union and non-union) and the city’s creditors (bondholders) all have skin in this game.

    It’s time for some straight answers.

  57. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Yes, Laugher, they are.

    Take a look at the audited financial statements; if they weren’t it would disclosed, and an unfunded liability would be on the balance sheet.

    BTW, if you paid attention, you’d see that this was the case during last year’s budget session, but I suppose it’s more fun to try and suggest that there are nefarious goings on at city hall.

  58. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    It looks to me like the loan repayment schedule for the Small Boat Basin has been manipulated to underreport the true cost for the last several years. As a result the required payment to service this intergovernmental loan will go from $75,000 per year now to $875,00 per year next year and for the next 14 years!

    That’s cute. Who audited the city and let this slip by?

    How are you going to fund that $800,000 balloon payment for 14 years? :Pass Measure P?

  59. Fact Checker
    April 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Audits are ALWAYS clean, just ask the former owners of Humboldt Creamery. Former Humboldt Creamery CEO Rich Ghilarducci used the old ¨left pocket, right pocket¨ scam to avoid detection for years. P.S. How´s the Redevelopment Agency doing?

  60. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    If you look on page 65 you can see why they are so frantic to raise water rates. Balloon payments on water bonds go from $120,000 per year now to $590,000 per year next year and for the NEXT TWENTY YEARS.

    Dave Tyson has been riding a bubble of bullshit and the shit is hitting the fan next year.

  61. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:

    Eureka:
    23.1%
    Whole state:
    14.2%

    Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:

    Eureka:
    7.6%
    Whole state:
    6.0%

    Read more: http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Eureka-California.html#ixzz1rDFjPndZ

  62. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    16% of males (that is 1/6 of all males) aged 18-24 in Eureka live at or below 50% of the poverty income.

    That’s no laughing matter.

  63. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Laugher, I’d be interested to know which year you are looking at. The last year of finciancial statements posted to the website is for 2009, so if you are looking at a different year, the pages you are referencing do not correspond to the web.

  64. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    What is your link to 2009?

  65. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm
  66. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks.

    In that report the information you seek starts on page 30.

    Virtually every long term debt obligation of the City and Redevelopment have huge balloon payments that extend for many years.

    Maybe measures P & Q?

  67. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I guess I’m not as good at reading this as you, L because there are no year to year comparisons from page thirty forward until one gets to the notes to the financial statements.

    Try as I might, I can’t find the huge increases you are pointing out regarding balloon payments to the water bonds.

    I appreciate the clarification!

  68. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Well do you see on page 34 where the total bond payments go from $1,600,000 a year in fy 13-14 and then mushroom to $8,200,000 for the next 10 years?

    It’s only a 500 percent rise.

    Yes I was looking at the 2007 report so I am grateful for the update.

    I wonder if 2010 and 2011 are online and if not why not?

  69. Wizard of Ahhhhz
    April 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

  70. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Page 34 for what year? I honestly don’t see it. In what section?

  71. Sonny Fortuna
    April 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Ah I get it you are just hoping that no one will read it.

  72. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Well, Laugher, I went back to the 2007 page 65 you first referenced and I believe you are incorrect.

    If you actually knew how to read a financial statement, you’d see that the supposed increase from 120k to 590k is incorrect – what you are seeing that the table jumps from presenting single year totals ending in 2012 to presnting totals, as in the total paid from 2013-2017 will be 590k, not 590k per year.

    Laugher, indeed. I am SO glad you are watching over the city’s finances.

  73. Laugher Curve
    April 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I live and learn.

    How about the $3,000,000 in unreported unvested sick time due to employees?

    When the city goes bankrupt what will happen with that?

  74. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    How about you keep throwing out questions with varables you are reporting as facts, and I keep correcting you with the real facts.

    Your assertions are laughably easy to correct, but for the uninformed to see them, without correction would give credence to your bullshit claims.

    When did you stop beating your spouse and kids laugher?

  75. Anonymous
    April 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    “I live and learn’

    Well, you live, but you certainly aren’t learning anything. If there was any “unvested” sick time, then it is not due to anyone…it hasn’t vested.

    Further, if it is “unreported”, how would anyone know what it is? Your just pulling numbers out of your ass once again.

  76. bbqueen
    April 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    ouch

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