We passed this OC Watchdog piece, Wastewater district to increase rates, onto our friends in Los Alamitos as ex-Los Al Mayor Troy Edgar is up to his usual tricks. It’s astonishing how little regard this hoaxer has for his constituents, neighbors and anyone who would still consider voting for him in the future.
Edgar’s having a bad year — he quit the 47th District Congressional race this year once he figured out he hadn’t a chance against experienced professionals like Alan Lowenthal and Gary DeLong. Thinking he could beat a bunch of nobodies in the 72nd Assembly race, he lowered his sights and went for it, after collecting a bucketful of endorsements from the GOP’s old guard and a bunch of Mayors who should’ve known better. He spent well into six-figures going after a $90k/pa job in the Assembly’s Republican super-minority, but got beat in a landslide by 11.4 points by a complete rookie running his first ever race in a District with no incumbent. Edgar couldn’t even win his own city.
As the Head Flush at the OC Sanitation District, Edgar’s slammed the
seat gavel down and is passing off a $70 annual increase as a fee instead of a tax per the Let’s Fix Los Al blog: It’s not a tax increase by Edgar. Edgar used a similar tactic when trying to fool his city electorate into increasing their TUT (telephone) tax by fallaciously calling it a decrease. Unfortunately, he succeeded with that ruse, but their new Mayor is not a low-information voter, saw thru it immediately, and is looking into killing it.
Edgar’s even trying to muzzle the San Board. Per the Register, they were told “If you are contacted by a reporter, please refer the request to me for response, so that we can maintain a consistent message”, meaning keep your mouth shut, I’ll speak for you. The Register also quoted a San District spokeshole as saying Edgar “was unavailable during the holidays to discuss the proposed rate increase” — maybe it’s time for a recall to make him unavailable for the next two years to Los Alamitos as well.