Addressing Ethics Violations and Wasteful Practices at City Hall
Encinitas City Hall
505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas CA 92024
OCTOBER 13th, 2O1O
5:00 -6:00 PM
DANNY DALAGER HAS NOT ADDRESSED HIS VIOLATIONS … Danny’s campaign sent a large campaign postcard to Encinitas households proclaiming “You deserve a full, impartial accounting of these matters.” Unfortunately he has not addressed his ethical lapses or disputed their validity. Furthermore he has failed to open his records, emails, kitchen, appliances or the terms of his $100,000 loans to public scrutiny.
Absentee ballots, which account for 40% of this year’s vote, were mailed to voters last week and are being cast. The timely accounting which we all deserve has not occurred and the voters need to understand this. We must act now!
HIS VIOLATIONS ARE WELL DOCUMENTED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS …
Encinitas mayor got appliance deal, Store owner had an issue before the council, but mayor says the transaction was unrelated. San Diego Union Tribune, August 24, 2010
“Encinitas Mayor Dan Dalager accepted a set of kitchen appliances “darn close to free“ and then sided with the store owner in a dispute with the city, The Watchdog has learned.”
Read the whole article at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/aug/24/encinitas-mayor-got-kitchen-deal/
Encinitas mayor didn't report $100,000 loan, On developer fee issue, Dalager sided with the person who loaned him the money. San Diego Union Tribune, September 8, 2010
“Encinitas Mayor Dan Dalager borrowed $100,000 from a resident (local developer Dan Shelley) in 2007 and then voted to cut fees for a housing project after (Shelley) testified in favor of lowering the payment, The Watchdog has learned. …
Three months after borrowing the money, Dalager cast the only vote to allow a builder to avoid $225,380 in development fees.
The council majority was unswayed; it rejected the fee-reduction plan 4-1, with Dalager opposed. …
…the mayor abruptly ended the interview when he was asked about his vote to reduce the fees following Shelley’s testimony.
“I don’t have too much of a memory of this. I’m going to have to go down and check on those records,” Dalager said just before hanging up a telephone. “I don’t want to talk anymore.””
Read the whole article at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/08/encinitas-mayor-took-undisclosed-loan/
Two question Encinitas mayor's bank role, One complaint to state says he strong-armed potential clients using city post. San Diego Union Tribune, September 11, 2010
“State officials confirmed this week that they opened an investigation into Dalager after The Watchdog reported that he purchased deeply discounted kitchen appliances from a constituent and later voted in the store owner’s favor in a long-running dispute that landed before the City Council in February. …
In a follow-up story, The Watchdog reported on Thursday that Dalager failed to disclose a $100,000 personal loan from a longtime Encinitas resident who received Dalager’s support of a reduction in city fees on a proposed development.”
… complaints (were) filed against Dalager under the California Public Records Act… (alleging) Dalager uses his elected office to solicit business for California Community Bank, an Escondido-based lender that retains the mayor as a consultant. Another alleges he failed to disclose his consulting work until last month.”
Read the whole article at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/11/encinitas-mayor-solicited-bank-business/
DANNY’S ETHICS VIOLATIONS ARE THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG … Our Mayor, Dan Dalager, has shown us the tip of the iceberg of corruption at the “pay for play” City Hall.
Do you know Mayor Dalager has not fulfilled his promise to explain his trading votes for gifts?
Do you know city officials delete their emails and label reports as “draft” to avoid public scrutiny?
Do you know citizens cannot put an issue on the City Council agenda without the agreement of at least three council members?
Do you know the City’s Director of Parks & Recreation makes $162,000 and will enjoy a pension worth millions?
Do you know city employees can spike their last year’s earning using vacation pay to raise their pension earnings?
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT in getting these issues addressed… Come learn more about these violations and abnormalities at City Hall. Show the city that you care.
See you there. It’ll be an hour well spent.
“We in America do not have government by the majority.
We have government by the majority who participate.”
. Thomas Jefferson