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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Caldwell Mayor Uses City Resources to Campaign

It has been reported to THE GUARDIAN Mayor Nancolas is using his office space, city phones and time to work on his campaign efforts.

Mayor Nancolas has been dialing up any all people he can contact and asking their support for reelection. Mayor Nancolas has run unopossed in his last two election efforts. This time around may be different given the mood of business and commercial property owners. Their assessed valuations due to Caldwell East Urban Renewal Agency purchases of commercial property have created a fire storm of criticism and anger. Folks with commercial property have been hit with 150-400% increases in their assessed values.

Rumors around town are flying and the word on the street is that the three city councilors up for election may be in trouble this time around. There are at least three known people willing to step up and run for city council.

Employees at city hall have been telling people nobody can beat Mr. Nancolas. Running against an incumbent is always an uphill battle. But this time around there are plenty of issues from downtown in a death spiral to mismanagement of urban renewal spending on favoritism and boosterism projects. You can throw in urban sprawl and no plan for development of our city while you are at it.

Over promising and under delivering by the Mayor Nancolas and City Councilors will certainly be a factor in this election. People have heard all the "good news" from Mayor Nancolas they can tolerate.

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