|So this is completely out of context...|
I just noticed that I have been quoted in a "Vote Yes on the Recall" mailer that has been sent to voters in advance of the April 9 recall election. You can see it in the attached photo.
While that is flattering and all, it is also a bit dismaying.
The quote goes: "If the recall fails, the Coastside will be plunged back into endless expense -- assuming the architects can even put together a 'local fire department."
I did write that on Feb. 20. But it is part of a much longer piece that notes at least one of the folks gathering signatures for the recall was paid to do so. That piece was hardly flattering to the "Yes on Recall" forces. In fact, the first paragraph of that piece reads:
Supporters of Cal Fire — by which we mean people on the right side of the current battle for the heart of the Coastside Fire Protection District — have made some serious miscalculations in recent days. They’ve engaged in shady political practices that muddy their message and ultimately endanger the future of affordable, professional fire service on the coast.
You can read it yourself here:
For what it's worth, I don't think the excerpt taken from my editorial is a fair portrayal of what I was saying there.