… DEFEND HER ELECTORAL RECORD
It would be okay for you to do it, but since I have announced my intention to seek a seat at the Wildomar City Council dais in November 2012, it is probably more logical and, hopefully, more effective to start the process of the examination of Bridgette Moore’s voting record in the pages of Wildomar Magazine.
It is perfectly legitimate to question her votes over the past 3 years. Questions of Bridgette’s adolescent style and demeanor as an elected official have been the basis of many a treatment on Wildomar Magazine. But when it comes to her reelection, mockery of her antics is less important than is the actual examination of her many actions and their negative implications for Wildomar.
1) VOTING TO JOIN THE JOINT POWERS AGENCY/ANIMAL SHELTER:
On December 08, 2010, the City of Wildomar agreed to join with other local communities in support of the Mammalian Taj Mahal, formerly known as the Animal Friends of the Valley shelter.
Although Councilmember Bob Cashman made the motion in favor of joining the JPA, it was a unanimous 5-0 vote, after little or no discussion, that put Wildomar into a lopsided agreement, foolishly agreeing to pay the $12,000,000 mortgage for AFV, knowing full well the Wildomar’s taxpayers will never, ever own any part of it.
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Bridgette Moore was the City Council representative to the Animal Shelter JPA subcommittee, but apparently could not figure out that this was a bad agreement for the City of Wildomar so she embraced it, promoted it, and voted for it without considering, or exploring, any other alternatives, such as the ASPCA.
2) VOTING DEFIANTLY, DESPITE THE THREAT OF LITIGATION:
Voting in favor of something controversial, knowing that the outcome may reasonably lead to litigation, is not courage, it’s ignorant defiance. Knowing that citizens in the community will be forced to take their dispute to the Courts for relief should give pause to elected officials that more deliberation and consideration is necessary.
For example, when former City Councilmember Sheryl Ade tried to lead the Council into thoughtful consideration of an ordinance that would control the proliferation of medical marijuana collectives/dispensaries in Wildomar, while the larger issue of marijuana legalization was still unsettled at the state and federal levels, Bridgette Moore defiantly declared that she didn’t want to “spend one more penny on the ordinance” and voted against it.
However, since that time, as result of the litigation brought by the proprietor of the Wildomar collective, Wildomar has spent more than $50,000 in legal fees, only to have the federal government impose itself on California, despite the majority vote of the citizen’s of California, which has resulted in the closure of the collective, at no further cost to Wildomar.
Had the City Council followed Sheryl’s lead for the ordinance, instead of Bridgette Moore’s contrived citizen opposition, the ultimate outcome would have been the same; yet Wildomar has wasted more than $50,000 in legal fees. That’s a lot of spent pennies.
In another instance, a Murrieta wannabee developer, Kenny Robles, tried to push his noisy brake repair facility project onto some quiet land adjacent to the Shadow Canyon residential tract. When well-meaning citizens approached the city Council to object to the project, their concerns were ignored, if not vilified, and Bridgette Moore voted to approve the project.
When the unsatisfied citizens resorted to litigation, ultimately winning their argument when Robles withdrew his application, the cost of litigation for this unfortunate Council decision in order to defend Bridgette and her tone deaf Council colleague’s vote was $27,000.
Currently, Bridgette and her “business friendly” Council colleagues, after refusing to address legitimate concerns about drainage and traffic issues arising from the Subway project on Bundy Canyon, find themselves once again embroiled in litigation and it is likely that the applicant will also back down and respond to litigation by addressing the concerns himself.
Ignorant defiance is a costly attitude for a councilmember to display.
3) FAILURE OF MEASURE D:
The blame for the loss of a replacement funding source to keep three parks open in Wildomar, must be placed on the desk of Bridgette Moore, and her Council sidekick, Marsha Swanson.
If you recall, when it became public knowledge that the $28 per year assessment was going to be struck down by the Appeals Court, despite encouragement for the City Council to immediately vote on a replacement tax of $28 per year, Bridgette Moore resorted to her natural and hapless condition of inadequate leadership skills and the inability to make a decision on her own.
Instead, she and Swanson “needed to hear from the community.”
Rather than acting like leaders, Bridgette and Marsha created the non-elected Blue Ribbon Committee, and stacked it with their cronies and sports league accomplices.
Somewhere along the line, a $5 million Mello Rose bond issue was included in the Blue Ribbon Commission’s final recommendation.
Because of the original inclusion of the Mello Roos bond indebtedness, Measured D was tainted and doomed to failure from the onset, despite warnings from the community, including myself, that the Mello Roos stain was a lethal taint.
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Alas, my prediction, and that of others, turned out to be true. It is only fair and legitimate to allocate the blame for the failure and loss of our parks to the 2 members of the Parks Subcommittee, Marsha Swanson and Bridgette Moore, and no one else.
In conclusion, for the present, based on the above facts, Wildomar City Councilmember Bridgette Moore’s lack of intelligent leadership skills limits her to working in blissful ignorance in concert with an equally ignorant council majority, and has repeatedly displayed that she is not up to the task of leading Wildomar from incorporation to civic maturity.
Therefore, in my humble opinion, she should not be re-elected to the Wildomar City Council in November 2012.
The buck stops with Bridgette in 2012!
This is not a game; this is “our” government.
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Since not all of Bridgette’s record is contained within her voting history, please consider one other thing:
4) EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES:
Bridgette does so shamelessly.
Part and parcel of Bridgette Moore’s adolescent and immature view of city governance was to facilitate the use of seven-year-old child and her pet alpaca, a goat-like farm animal as “Mayors for the Day.” My objection to the silliness stems from my revulsion at the crass exploitation of young children for political purposes.
This unfortunate event did not attain the minimum standards of decorum for a city government.
In hindsight, the goat may have been one of our best mayors… ever. At least, to my knowledge, it didn’t spend endless hours at the bar at Pepe’s Mexican restaurant in Canyon Lake, as did its two predecessor mayors, besmirching Wildomar’s reputation in Southwest Riverside County.