I am sensing a change in the political atmosphere in Chico. I believe hard-working, taxpaying residents have had just about enough of our liberal City Council”s poor decision making, runaway spending, exorbitant real estate purchases for low-income housing (thank you, Redevelopment Agency), maximum-density neighborhoods with their narrow, almost unnavigable streets, unwanted roundabouts, the marijuana debacle, and on and on and on.
I believe these practices and policies have awakened a sleeping giant and to borrow a movie phrase, we are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore. The change is not only coming, it is here. Who would have thought that Jane Dolan”s 30-plus-year reign would end last June? Despite the filthy, vitriolic last-minute hit pieces put out by the Democrats ”08 campaign group, Larry Wahl was re-elected to another term on the council. Their efforts to besmirch a good man”s reputation backfired and lo and behold it eventually cost them the throne on the Board of Supervisors. A man I highly respect not only survived the sleaze, but he came back to show that good things can happen to good people. We will miss Wahl”s backbone at the City Council meetings but kudos to him for surviving the arrows from a sleazy group.
Oh, by the way, Michael Worley: How does it feel to have a $4,000 fine, which he equated to a non-moving traffic violation, for those hit pieces he wouldn”t even put his name on?
— Chris Nicodemus, Chico