North County Times Picks Its Candidates

by The Editors on September 28, 2010

In an editorial titled Continuity for Carlsbad the North County Times has apparently picked the candidates it thinks will best serve our city.

On the Nov. 2 ballot, we urge voters in Carlsbad to elect Matt Hall to replace outgoing Mayor Bud Lewis. . . And in the City Council race, we recommend returning incumbent Mark Packard and adding current planning Commissioner Farrah Douglas.

Their reason for electing Hall is because he is “more likely to continue the general prudent leadership” of Bud Lewis. Their picks leave us wonder who bought the most advertising in their paper this election cycle. If we read the print version, we’d probably be able to answer that question ourselves.

[Link: North County Times]

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Anon September 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Prudent leadership – Hall? What’d I miss. Can you say term limits. This guy has a corner on the towing business in Carlsbad. He’s all about $$$ – making it for himself and since his pay as a council member sucks he must be making it elsewhere.

Jack Cumming October 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

The North County Times got it right. We can’t afford to continue paying public employees, who have a job security that folks working in the private sector can only envy, pensions that are so magnificent that many employees continue their full pay.

Today we pay full compensation to city employees for a longer period during retirement than the years they worked. That’s no longer an incidental of employment.

Pensions are the issue in this election and we have to get our costs under control and keep them under control.

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