"As Humboldt’s progressive community looks ahead, Salzman and other campaign leaders are fleshing out a Humboldt-specific strategy for sustainable economic development and crime prevention—the intellectual ground on which Gallegos and other politicians can stand to articulate a new politics grounded in old values."
That is how Michael Shellenberger characterizes Richard Salzman, Ken Miller and Local Solutions' plan for Humboldt County.
Really, Michael? Sustainable economic development? Meaning what?
Crime prevention? Oh that is funny, given that Paul Gallegos' top hire, Tim Stoen only handled two cases, politically motivated cases, and lost them both. Even funnier, considering he was replaced with Jeffrey 'yougofree.com' Schwartz who has tried one case int he year that he has been here, and that one resulted in a hung jury - the rest have all been plea bargained away - including the Whitethorn rape case. Not so funny when you realize what a piss poor job Paul Gallegos is doing as D.A.
And as for the "intellectual ground" and "old values," I'd like to know where lying to reporters, to the public, and plagiarism come in.
As Salzman seeks to influence Eureka City Council and County Supervisor elections, voters need to consider what the future holds if you hand the power over to him and his cohorts.