If you believe, as we do, that our programs help to further those principles, then we ask you to join us in keeping the Day Worker Center and La Playa running.
As always, we welcome community input and questions about our future activities.
[David Peck is chairman of the South County Crosscultural Council.]
A Christmas wish for all the community
’Tis the season, so they say.
But, why just the season, why not every day?
So this is my wish for each and every one of you: I wish you all the happiness and joy you desire to experience for this season and not only throughout this new year, but for all of the years to come!
Iseman good, bad and ugly for environment
Your fawning editorial about former Mayor Toni Iseman begs for a response from one of the environmental groups you claim has benefited from her patronage. In my opinion, as founder and executive director of a 10-year-old non-government organization, the Clean Water Now! Coalition, you dwelled endlessly on the “good,” but failed to note the “bad” and the “ugly.” That is, her incredible deficiencies as seen through the eyes of those in the trenches. Let’s use some of your lionizing quotes as bullet points:
The Bad: “Iseman is not a speechifier and prefers to work in low-key ways, but we believe her mayorship will be seen in the future as a watershed.”
Anyone objectively watching a meeting knows Iseman’s heavy-handed mayoral style, her tendency to filibuster, hog the microphone, make snide, disrespectful or chastising remarks were counter-productive, many times directed toward other council members.
She doesn’t facilitate and share with others as a chair should, she’s an imposing control freak. Abe Lincoln said you can monitor the character of a person by endowing them with power, and Iseman proves that corruptive potential by wielding the gavel in a menacing manner.