Posted by Vince Kreigher, a resident of another community, on Nov 12, 2007 at 9:06 am
The previous message was received as part of a personal response from Hal on the nature of the campaign for District 3 Supervisor. In that detailed message Hal provided review of the way politics in Contra Costa Costa County was aggregating to protect the current supervisors. The points made dealt with the actions of campaign supporters, especially developers, to create a negative view of Guy Houston with voters throughout District 3.
Thus, Karl Rove techniques of campaigning have been brought to the Piepho campaign to defeat Guy Houston who is currently preferred 2 to 1 throughout District 3. The goal of Piepho Campaign sponsors, illustrated via research, is to protect the expansion of land use in District 3 and to further protect control of the board of supervisors by institutions and developers.
AS the campaign moves forward, there is ample evidence that District 2, 3 and 5 will be a single campaign to stay in office and avoid the exceptional political influence of Guy Houston and potential successful replacement of District 2 and 5 supervisors. Guy's impact via his State-level connections could create a board of supervisors far more committed to consensus with communities and neighborhoods and restrict the current influence of financial institutions and developers in board decisions.
Institutions and developer, via research discovery, do not want Guy's influence is major land use considerations such as the Concord Naval Weapons Station. I suggest that Contra Costans need to make that land use an issue of all campaigns including the planned recalls of District 1 and 4.
Polling activities, conducted by the conservative minority of Republicans in Contra Costa County, are trying to "Swift Boat" Guy Houston. Be very thorough in your review of such polling and careful in what you believe.
Alamo property and business owner
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship
This report contains exerpts from a CDSI Research Report and is posted as a CDSI courtesy