Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

3 thoughts on “Candidate Profile: Barbara Calhoun

  1. I wish I lived in the first district so I could vote for Barbara Calhoun. She is the person we need on the council especially because of her experience.

    1. And with the last article in the LA Sentinel and the WAVE Newspaper, the incumbent has been re-elected, spending a reported $100,000 for the seat, defeating another new candidate, Ms, Calhoun, who I trust and now we can expect another 4 years of neglect, lies and duplicity from someone who probably shouldn’t be in public office anyway, but loves the power and prestige so much, she bought it this time. Proving that absolute power does corrupt, absolutely. Sorry to step on toes, but I think, considering then present condition of our streets, which will begin some patching with city workers on this coming Monday, we’ll never get the full treatment, other than tree trimming, which, IMHO, is about all the incumbent can perceive in her limited capabilities to get along and work with various departments that she’s unknowingly alienated with her outright lies told to destroy anyone who gets in her way. And I don’t care whether she likes it, me or anything having to do with her cousin’s past as mayor. This is not their city, but many are easily fooled by the sweet appearing nature of a person who cannot be trusted to tell the truth or follow up effectively. Sad day for the city, indeed, because we needed change. Caters to only her entourage or those who kiss her feet, like sycophants are prone to do. Just some thoughts as I plan to change the front shocks on my old car, due to the damages done by the roadways in her ugly looking district. Neglect and incompetence personified. Loved the Meals on Wheels program, which helped me feed my last mom, who transitioned out of this world in 2010 at age 92. But while they once tried to accuse me of being “disloyal” in one post on FB, we did pay for the services each month, every month they provided the meals, so I missed the point of coming at me like they, the two sisters, did. Tag team tactics and having advice from a former mayor who got his conviction overturned on a legal technicality, just threw a former city manager, John Johnson and a former councilman, Amen Rahh, under the wheels of the proverbial bus they were all on, when they were tried for misappropriation of public funds. Whether little or large scale, as was the case in cities like Bell, CA, the DA’s Public Integrity Unit must have had nothing to do but target anyone who misused any city issued credit cards and seems the involved want to play the victim instead of owning up to mistakes in judgement and being adult about their actions. Suge Knight is another one who, despite his “good deeds” is still in custody for the incident at the local Tams, so I guess he’s a victim too. Enough of the race baiting dodge that’s been used by even Kwame Patrick and others across the nation, just because they’re black. Value system be damned…they’re all victims of racism to let them tell the story. How hard is it for some individuals to just walk and moral straight line, and they had plenty opportunity to do so, but chose to color outside the lines, because they thought they were exempt from consequences. The key reason why the California State Assembly passed AB 1234, requiring all public officials, whether elected or appointed, to take the bi-annual ethics training and certify their engagement in the online training. Paul Richards is one example cited, though not by name, yet discretely, as an example of what not to do when you’re in the public eye and trust. Some still just don’t get it. And so it goes in our city. Suge was spoiled as a child by his parents so consequences just don’t seem to be in his DNA, from what we’ve seen. Should have stayed far away from the NWA movie shoot, but his ego didn’t cause him to pursue a more legal remedy if he thought they’d used his likeness in the movie without his consent. He had that option, but didn’t take the hint. $10M dollar bond prior to his $25M original, because he was wrong, wrong, wrong. Here’s hoping we can turn a corner, but meanwhile, the gritty look of my neighborhood shall be the status quo, until voters finally rise up and wise up. I’ll not be playing kissy face anymore, so don’t expect me to be around to pay tribute to the clannish, boorish, behavior of someone who gives the sly finger on the dais. And that’s not photoshop, it’s juvenile and gregarious arrogance. Never a good thing while in public office, denigrating one’s character in the process. Others feel the same and seeing the ignorance openly displayed, I find it repulsive to the n’th degree. No remorse or dignity…IMO.

      1. Consequences of voting to keep a seat “black”.

        Former mayor Eric Perrodin has agreed to an interview with 2UG.

        If you, or anyone else, has a question, you would like asked, feel free to send to: hello@2urbangirls.com with “Question for Mayor Eric” in the subject line.

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