When Incompetence Becomes…..

November 15, 2014


Only in the dysfunctional City of Wildomar, would you find a highly-motivated young lady with the intention of helping special needs kids with her project, having to come to grips with the cruel and harsh reality that the “adults” at City Hall, professional and elected alike, were unable to provide the proper and appropriate guidelines before the installation of her “Freedom Swing.”

Unfortunately, on  October 19, 2014,  the Freedom Swing was inspected by  the Steven C. Wilmes,  Risk Management consultant for the city’s insurance  pool PARSSAC, which insures the City of Wildomar.

Please click on the following link to review the risk manager’s resume:


In his report,  Wilmes  concluded the following:

“At this time, the wheelchair swing does NOT meet playground safety standards and will require some repairs, relocation and surfacing impact testing prior to being utilized.  As Mr. Jackson and I departed today, one of your staff members was on site to remove the structure. ”  

Instead of providing the aforementioned proper and appropriate guidelines, the  bungling  incompetents at City Hall simply jumped on the promotional bandwagon of the project  and began to promote  the fund-raising effort.

As a result,  one can only imagine the disappointment  and discouragement that the young lady feels about her worthy goal  and project.

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.

Perhaps, someone at City Hall should have consulted with the risk manager before the project  was  installed. That would have been the adult and competent thing to do.

Special thanks to Kenny Mayes, a local civic activist, for keeping the City of Wildomar on it’s toes.


Wildomar’s “small”….UPDATE

November 10, 2014


Recently, on the day after the election, I casually opened up my Excite e-mail account and discovered an e-mail from Wildomar’s Mayor Marsha Swanson.

Perhaps, I thought for a brief moment, she wanted to take the opportunity, following her reelection to be gracious and thank me for my years of community service on the Board of Trustees of the Wildomar Cemetery Special District, or even my significant contribution to information dissemination on the pages of Wildomar Magazine.

However, I instead was exposed to the smallness of the “inner” psyche of the mayor, with the following e-mails, and my response:

From:  Marsha Swanson marshamswanson@gmail.com>
Date:11/05/2014 08:31 PM 
To: zakturango@excite.com

Sorry, you had to stay up to monitor the votes, it was all over by 8:30.  The people of Wildomar spoke.   The only incumbent ever not re-elected is Sheryl, do you get it now?”

Marsha Swanson
951 313-7472
From: zakturango@excite.com
Date: 11/05/2014 08:19 PM
To: marshamswanson@gmail.com
I don’t get it. But your profound insecurity is sad, if not amazing. Were you running against Sheryl? Apparently so.
Marsha Swanson  marshamswanson@gmail.com
11/05/2014 08:31 PM 
“I beat Sheryl every time.  Don’t know what you are thinking?  Insecure is one thing I am not.”
Marsha Swanson
951 313-7472
Apparently,  the mini-mayor of Wildomar  has found meaning in her  re-election that relates to elections that occurred  four years ago. In the last election, former city Council member Sheryl Ade was tending to the cares and needs of her  elderly mother, who had fallen and broken her leg  just as the election cycle began in 2010.
There are some things in life that must take precedence over  obsessions with  elections and politics.
There are some “inner” wrinkles on the human psyche  that neither Botox or collagen injections will ever cover or erase.
Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.
(Editor’s Update: For the record, former Wildomar city councilman Scott Farnam did not get re-elected in 2010. I wonder if Farnam got a similar “I beat your *ss twice,” email from Swanson during her “I’m really, really insecure” victory lap?

Gary Andre Puts In The Time And Effort To Get….

November 4, 2014


Of course, Gary and his supporters won’t know if his efforts paid off until probably tomorrow morning.

According to Gary, he  hand-passed out approximately 6700 fliers, taking the time to talk with Wildomar voters  he met along the way.  (Old-fashioned, grass-roots door to door campaigning, without the glossy mailed fliers,  filled with a politician’s staple, mis-statements of  historical facts.)

That effort, combined with, the electoral  evidence of citizen dissatisfaction with City Hall  in the last election, when two unknown  challengers combined to receive more votes than did  incumbents Bob Cashman and  Bridgette Moore, may result in his election to the Wildomar  City Council.

Despite the fact that, having  re-located last year from the City of Wildomar, former city councilmember Sheryl Ade, and yours truly, are unable to cast votes  in this Wildomar election, we  happily assisted Gary  in passing out fliers as we believe he will bring the kind of knowledge and experience that is currently missing  from the city council dais.

Needless to say, we will be remotely  monitoring the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website  throughout the evening to  observe the results.

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.

Congratulations to Gary Andre for his hard work and efforts  on behalf of the citizens of the City of Wildomar.