"“Are those donations made with an eye for a payoff? Are there strings attached?"”
Gee, that's funny. Those are the questions the the Times Standard should be asking and Eureka City Council candidates should be asking THEMSELVES about their association with Richard Salzman, who the Times Standard now champions as a "local political gladiator"
You gotta be kidding me. What a short memory they have. Then again, the Times Standard has continually turned a blind eye to Richard Salzman's political dirty tricks, with a lukewarm, less than convincing pooh-poohing of Salzman's phony letters to the editor, ignoring, excusing or alternately enabling his backroom attacks. They have allowed Richard Salzman to spread his divisive message of class warfare, pumping the "Good Old boy" message for him countless times.
Because they share a common foe? Yes, the TS was talking about Rob Arkley when they asked the question above.
No mention of Salzman's obsequious devotion to Rob Arkley when he was getting large donations from him. No examination of the price of crossing Salzman.
"It's nice that we have a new theater, it's nice that we have a donation to the zoo, but it should not entitle a person to overrule the will of the people at large,"” said Richard Salzman, an Arkley critic and local political gladiator..."
No, it doesn't, Richard, but since that is exactly what YOU are trying to do, let's talk about what Richard Salzman has done for the community. What have we got to show for HIS time here?
TS - Two in the eye of the storm
And... a reminder, a glimpse into who we're talking about here...
NCJ - WEB OF LIES - Richard Salzman and other e-mail phonies
NCJ - Another Salzman alias?
Gallegos, Kerrigan, others react to phony e-mail campaign
ER - Witnesses say Salzman put stickers on city property
McKinleyville Press - From the Editor