Thursday, September 17, 2009
It has been reported to THE GUARDIAN the Mayor is using BLACBALLING and ARM TWISTING to intimidate candidates as well as a local businessman via a former city councilman talking directly to people and making intimidating calls.
The owner of Fiesta Guadalajara restaurant on 10th Avenue got a call from the former councilman and was told that having a banner for candidate running against the incumbent Mayor Nancolas would not be good for his business. A reverse look-up ID'd the caller and his home address.
The Fiesta Guadalajara manager went to the Caldwell Water Department to take care of some water business and was told by the young lady behind the counter city employees would not be eating at his restaurant due to the anti-incumbent banner on his restaurant property.
A city council candidate was told he should not be associating with certain people in the community. "It would not be good for his election efforts if he continued to do so." This statement came from the Mayor to the former city councilor who is working on Mayor Nancolas's reelection effort to the candidate. Slimy, really sort of understates this business and methods.
Strong-arm politics is alive and well in Caldwell.
This election should be about the issues and the records of the incumbents along with what they have or have not accomplished for the citizens of Caldwell.
THE GUARDIAN does not endorse candidates but will post issues as we move forward for this election.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 11:44 AM