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"Letter to the Editor", Serge Dedina and Elizabeth Saldana have not been transparent enough to educate the voters on why a PAC is needed for a small town like Imperial Beach!

Oct 21, 2014 10:12AM ● Published by Paul Spear

Dear Editor,

I and many of my fellow Imperial Beachians are still in the dark with regards to the "outside" funding and special interests from a PAC Labor group based in New York. I applaud Councilmember Ed Spriggs for his request and in which it was granted to disassociate himself from the UNITE HERE TIP PAC.  However, the remaining two candidates, Serge Dedina and Elizabeth Saldana have not been transparent enough to educate the voters on why a PAC is needed for a small town like Imperial Beach. 

The 2014 IB Mayoral race is critically important.  IB voters need more answers from Serge Dedina in order to make an informed decision based on facts and honesty.  I attended the Candidates Forum, and the answers to the question of why the UNITE HERE TIP is interested in Imperial Beach was very weak and hard to understand by Saldana and Dedina.  As an earlier supporter of Serge Dedina's enthusiasm and participation in local IB politics, I became disillusioned with his lack of transparency in regards to the UNITE HERE TIP influence and outside favoritism. 

I am in favor of our elected public officials to keep serving with integrity, honesty and transparency. The current Mayor and councilmembers have proven their commitment to making Imperial Beach a wonderful place to raise a family, invest in their homes and start new businesses.  This is the reason I am voting local.  Vote for IB by keeping our politics local.  Our elected public stewards have a challenging job to keep IB on track and make it better than ever before. Let's keep it going and give them more time to make it happen. The BEST is before us IB.

 

Dante Pamintuan

Imperial Beach Voter

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