Monday, August 7, 2023

Public Comment Appeals For City Council Aug Meeting

CC: Manager, Council 
August 1, 2023

August 2023, City Of Trinidad Council Meeting, Public Comment Period

Please include, and post in the public comments section on our new website.

Mike Morgan
Former City Councilman 
Intended Candidate, November 5, 2024

City Appeals Processes 

If we can, shouldn’t we do better?

There should be a section dedicated to appeals on our website. At each stage of governance, residents have an absolute right to due process, including the right to fair and impartial appeals. Morals and values matter, most. Right versus wrong, good versus bad, all logic should proceed from morality. Aggrieved persons should have easy access to publicly stated procedures, forms and requirements. Every decision from Planning through City Resolutions and Ordinances should include clear, concise information on the appeals process.

Political Transparency & Accountability

I’ll first mention that I intend to run for City Council in next year’s election. Why mention this now? The two expiring councilmember terms are currently occupied by corrupt and ethically challenged individuals who sued me and my business, and I may end up running against them.

How does this relate to City Appeals? Had a forthright, easily accessible and legally required appeals process been in place, there likely would have been no unprecedented lawsuits with their abusive waste of time, tax payer money and goodwill. The corrupt City Manager and City Lawyer, both whom I’m shocked are still employed and retained by this new City Council, would have not blown up our annual legal budget over $100,000, after years at $5,000. Also likely with a better appeals process —including more timely and complete notifications and less plotting behind closed door sessions— our lodging businesses would not have been as hurt by 6 months of income lost from two egregiously deficient City Short Term Rental, STR Moratorium closures.

Planning Appeal - Council Appeal

My prompting issue concerns appealing City Planning decisions to the City Council. This seems relatively straightforward, so why do I now expand my request to include our City Council appeals process? Quite simply, concurrently addressing both processes would preempt another fiasco. The City already spent unprecedented time and money with its lawfare against me. In addition to 6 months of lost income from STR taxes, it also risked losses from counter lawsuits related to its poorly written and misused 2020 STR Moratorium Urgency Zoning Ordinance. I’ll provide accompanying information and documentation relating to my negative experiences at our next meeting. That “taste” will show the crazy amount of time we all wasted fighting City mistakes and corruption.

Lawfare and adversarial City actions should and can be easily avoided. A clear set of appeal procedures and requirements and up front notifications are required. Emotionally driven City actions are inevitable and will inevitably create problems. A better appeals process will preempt some of these problems.

We can, and should, do better.

There should be a section dedicated to all City Of Trinidad Appeals on our website.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Elections: Shasta Dumps Dominion

Elections: Shasta Dumps Dominion

How do you knock out decades old
election corruption?

With Common Sense, Shasta Showing California How It’s Done!

#ShastaCalifornia #GuardTheVote #NeverForget2020 #DemandBetterGetBetter 

“After gaining national attention for dumping Dominion Voting Systems and becoming the largest entity in the United States to resort to hand-counting ballots, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday waded into another issue roiling right-wing America...” — LA Times Story Jul 25, 2023

Excerpts from LA Times Story Mar 1 2023

“...California county dumps Dominion voting machines”

Supervisor Kevin Crye... also announced at Tuesday’s board meeting that he had been in touch with MyPillow Chief Executive Mike Lindell... about supporting a pilot voting system in the rural Northern California county.

In an interview Wednesday from an airplane on descent into Washington, D.C., Lindell said he was “pretty proud” of Shasta. “Every county should do that,” he said. “I think that’s great that they’re leading the way in California.”

Election Summit, Mike Lindell: On August 16th and 17th I am hosting an event to unveil this plan to the nation, and you will be able to view this for free via livestream. This is broadcasting in 80 languages so everyone can hear and understand the message. Some of the key speakers are myself, Kari Lake, General Flynn, Rudi Guliani, and others. Additionally, representatives from all 50 states will be there to update you on the status of elections in each state. You will come away from this event with renewed hope, and the calls to action you will need to help secure our election platforms.

Shasta Board Chairman Patrick Jones: “There is a great sense they would like to return to something simpler and safer, and more secure from outside hacking,”...

Supervisor Mary Rickert, one of two board members who voted to keep Dominion, ... “You don’t understand, our government is being overthrown,”...

Q 1803 Aug 2 2018

How do you safeguard the integrity of our elections...
Why are D’s opposed to cleaning up voter rolls?
Why are D’s opposed to imposing VOTER ID LAWS to further safeguard our elections? Why oppose basic ‘common sense’ methods that are currently deployed WW?

Logical thinking. Corruption.

“You don’t understand, our government is being overthrown,..”

Doesn’t Q post 1803 seem more logical than Supervisor Mary Rickert hysterically saying “...our government is being overthrown,” simply by returning to pre-machine, hand counted paper ballots used for decades?

Dumping the machines is reportedly 10X less costly than using them.

Texas has stipulated additional requirements, which the Dominion machines are unable to satisfy, such as that each ballot has a unique number so it can be traced.

Not all states put these unique numbers on ballots, such as California...

Trump: The machines were "turned down by Texas and many others because they were not good or secure."

Verdict: It's true that Texas did not provide certification for the machines.

US election 2020: Is Trump right about Dominion machines? Nov 17 2020

Today, we begin a new chapter investigating the continuing saga of 2020 Election fraud allegations.



DOJ Indictment Of Trump Is A Declaration Of War Against American Voters

The idea that our Justice Department can indict someone, especially the sitting president’s main political rival, over speech that’s protected by the First Amendment is simply insane. It puts us firmly into banana republic territory, where tinpot dictators jail their political opponents ahead of election day to ensure their “reelection.”

Simply put, this indictment is nothing more than a declaration of war against American voters and their constitutional right to free speech. As Jonathan Turley noted on Twitter, “If you take a red pen to all of the material presumptively protected by the First Amendment, you can reduce much of the indictment to haiku.”

Federalist Story Aug 2 2023