Karl: Unblock Free Speech

Do you believe that Elected Officials should silence public discussion? Shut down dissenting voices?

It's come to my attention that some local elected leaders are 'scrubbing' comment sections on their posts to only show support. Blocking those that disagree. Firstly, this is potentially illegal under Davison v. Randall (Fourth Circuit Court, 2002). Public officials cannot censor their constituents. But secondly, common sense says if you make a big public statement via the internet and most folks respond negatively, that's an indicator and not a problem. And common decency says to treat people with respect. To silence critical voices on social media isn't winning hearts and minds –– it's producing propaganda.

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The COVID First Wave

15 cases now. 😒 It is becoming more difficult to "attest" that we do not have uncontrolled community transmission. Keeping a handle on that is a prime requirement for moving forward –– or backwards –– in opening up business and normality.

I encourage you –– if . . .

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Talking

BLM protest

When I was at the protest, an ALM person came over and started talking. Someone suggested folks should turn their backs to avoid giving him a platform. But what I saw wasn't someone there to fight but rather to talk. I'm all about that.

We always hope this . . .

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Trailer Park Rennovation Grants

$34 million is now available in funds for acquiring, refurbishing, repairing, and improving the accessibility of mobile home parks to create affordable housing! As of June 6th. Applications are being accepted until January 6th. . . 

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A Wave of Evictions

Governor Newsom put a moratorium on evictions March 27th, but it expires June 1st. That means if you're behind on rent, you may have received or will receive 3-day notices soon.

MarketPlace is calling it a "tsunami" of . . .

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Remember, this Memorial Day

To all those that served, our friends and family, to those who we will never know, and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us, thank you for your service. This Memorial Day, we honor you and your families. . .

 

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If You Hurt, We Hurt

County Supervisors need a pay-cut. If they are placing a 3-week furlough on County staff due to COVID, it's a moral mandate to stand in solidarity with their sacrifice and not above them.

So here's what I propose . . 

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