Letter: Hammer has right kind of experience
Sep 13, 2012 | 1789 views | 13 13 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR,

As past executive director of Mountain Community Resources, I’ve observed the strong leadership and consensus-building skills of former board President Eric Hammer.

His leadership in expanding services to youth and into Scotts Valley, experience on the Boulder Creek Parks and Recreation Board, and as a local businessman are why he has my vote.

Eric and I grew up in SLV with political parents. I am now a legislative analyst. We know via experience that SLV, Scotts Valley and the district face serious challenges — such as balancing economic development with conservation; ensuring adequate funding for education and social programs to assist families on the edge; and, dealing with issues such drug use among youth (especially methamphetamine); among other basic problems, including road infrastructure.

Our rural area has no local government like cities and municipalities. As a political analyst, it is clear that we have a disadvantage, even to Scotts Valley, and must elect a strong local voice who knows the whole district, not someone who suddenly shows up at election time.

It’s not enough to have experience — it’s the kind of experience that matters.

Tove Beatty, Felton 

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Annie J.
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September 24, 2012
Oooo, that was a good one!

Dang, that changed my mind.

So do we get to look forward to "your momma so ugly" jokes at the upcoming issues forums?
Reader K
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September 24, 2012
Cognitive Dissonance. I'm going to attack you and your choices, then when you respond, I'm going to pretend like I didn't attack you. Annie, Annie, Annie.
Bonita Dune
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September 24, 2012
Long live Cal Fire!
Annie Juan
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September 24, 2012
Geez, what a bunch of angry muckrakers follow Mr. McPherson around. For all the accusations about the supposed negative personality traits about this Hammer fellow and his supporters, the only people I have read talking pure trash are those that call themselves McPherson supporters.

Unfortunate so many gadflies have jumped on the McPherson band wagon, it really detracts from that candidate.

Angelo Julio
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September 24, 2012
Read again Annie Juan. The worst of it is from your candidate.
Annie J.
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September 24, 2012
Um, yeah so I didn't state a preference of candidate. The whole, "I know you are but what am I" response kind of underscores exactly what I was talking about in the first place.

Ella P
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September 18, 2012
I agree with your Hammer comments and the tendency for union voters to vote blind partisan. But Tove really is fair game only if she is a public official or running for office, in my opinion.
Ella P
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September 18, 2012
My comment was directed to the poster below.
government employee
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September 18, 2012
Tove you are just another government employee looking for a prp union big government person like Hammer come on be real this guy has issues from his past and present he is not rational and dose not play well with others kind of like you Tove
yes!!!
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September 14, 2012
Great Letter! Lets go ERIC HAMMER! We need you!
Martha Marie
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September 21, 2012
To do what? Lie about his education? Build an illegal building behind his mommie's house to host his wife's massage parlor? OK then, go for it. But I'll be voting for experience, know-how and honesty - I'll be voting McPherson.
Thatcher Rufus
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September 21, 2012
Can anyone confirm that? Did Hammer build an illegal unit? I know some of his handlers have and they avoided code enforcement.

That's not right that some of us get red tagged and others are held to a different standard and can operate outside the law.

Confirm if true.
hay peter
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September 21, 2012
Peter time for you to actually do some reporting check county records see if Hammer hammered some nails with out the benefit of a permit


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