Rocklin city council

Jill Gayaldo.  She is not a good person and is mean spirited.  She went out of her way, in working with Ken Broadway to give Jill an advantage when running for the Council.  Both are dishonest and not worthy of our trust.  I just saw the form 460s showing how much developer money Jill has taken over $17,000 from the developers and related industries.  She has sold Rocklin residence out for a bit of silver (Judas Gayaldo). 

I am not happy with Bill Halldin’s work as a Trustee on the Sierra College governing board.  He voted for actions that are going to be bad for my neighborhood.  The East Rocklin development plan will not be good for my neighborhood.  What’s weird is that Bill lived in the area until recently.  He moved to the other side of Rocklin and won’t suffer with the rest of us.  All of that being said, he is not dishonest and mean spirited (like Jill).  Bill has taken developer money, just not as much as Gayaldo.  

Ken Broadway.  Ken is a middle manager at UPS.  The Quarry Park fiasco, the Golf Course and the unchecked developement in East Rocklin without the necessary traffic improvement can be laid at Ken’s feet.  He was on the Planning Commision before joining the council.  He was also for the stupid traffic circles.  He is a disappointment as a council member.

Greg Janda.  The Quarry Park fiasco, the Golf Course and the unchecked developement in East Rocklin without the necessary traffic improvement can be laid at Ken’s feet.  He has demonstrated that he is not fiscally responsible.  The Quarry Park mess and the departure of the last city manager, after uncovering the problems with the project are a mixed mess Greg played a role in.  He was also for the stupid traffic circles.  Greg could be a better representative if he avoided the lemming syndrome.

Joe Patterson.  Joe is being dragged down by the messes his collegues have created for the city.  I appreciate seeing him vote against some of the stupid stuff the others are voting for at council.  Joe generally listens to other ideas when he is presented with alternatives.

The Quarry Park mess will get worse before it gets better.  The city did not deliver to the original vendor the project they promised.  The vendor seems on a cursory examination to be well be low top tier.  The city took on the role as project manager for something no one in the city had experience building.  With this combination of issues, it should not surprise us that the project is way over budget, it is not what was originally promised, it is very late and the revenue projects with the new vendor are meager.  We spent (our city) 13 million and will likely never recover it.

The golf course is another 5 plus million purchase that even a moron can see will never pay for itself.  They city could have purchased the property for 2.5 million a few years earlier.  We are waiting for some kind of plan for this new property.  The Oak Tree Mitigation funds were drained to buy this pet project for Gayaldo.  

The staff at the city of rocklin are third tier.  The best planners are working in downtown Sacramento or with the big planning firms.  The second tier are in the bigger cities the pay better (Roseville, West Sacrmento, Folsom, El Grove) and we get the third tier and compete with Auburn, Loomis, Galt and El Dorado Hills).  Our city council should keep this in mind when staff suggests stupid things like traffic circles.