Monthly Archives: October 2011

It’s Not Hard to Be Right When the Odds Are With You

Back on April 6, 2011 I wrote a blog post titled, “2011-12 Budget – Possibly an Insurmountable Challenge .”  Damon Runyon famously wrote in Guys and Dolls, “It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor … Continue reading

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You Can’t Get Fooled Again.

Or can you? The District will hold an orchestrated propaganda push on November 2.  The point will be to introduce the community to the Water’s Edge project.   Let’s look at the track record of Deborah Stebbins in predicting good things … Continue reading

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Worse than I Imagined

That was my reaction when I saw the bottom line number for September.  A 349,000 loss in just one month so early in the year!  The District has lost over half a million dollars in 3 short months (585k to … Continue reading

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No Accountability

During this year’s budget debate, I suggested that the numbers were overly optimistic, unrealistic, and inaccurate.  My fellow Board members disagreed, sometimes vehemently.  Here we are some months later and Management presents another set of numbers that are overly optimistic, … Continue reading

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Public Forum Scheduled

November 2, 7:00 pm.  This was posted on the District’s website with no other details.  I assume there will be a presentation with a Q and A following, but nothing else.  I intend to be there so if two of … Continue reading

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Predictions and Observations

Predictions: 1.  The District will never realize the contribution identified in the presentation.  I cannot say if theis SNF proposal will lose money, but I am 95% sure it is overly optimistic.  The tell is the “sensitivity analysis’ that showed … Continue reading

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Incomplete, Rushed, and Risky

That would be my analysis of the proposal that has been laid before the public for the 10/10/11 Board meeting.  This discussion has been going on in closed session much longer, but, even after multiple attempts, I do not have … Continue reading

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Placeholder for 10/10 Board Meeting

I want to wait until the District gets the full Board packet up this evening before commenting.  My earlier post is here.  This opportunity does not increase the number of beds available for SNF services since Waters Edge is currently … Continue reading

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I Admit It

I guess it’s time to stop blaming others, own up to my mistakes, and come clean. Not for suggesting the Alameda County Registrar of Voters made a mistake when they failed to use my official declaration for my ballot designation.  … Continue reading

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Generating More Heat Than Light

Some people will never be convinced no matter the documentation or the facts.  If anyone wants to read the 3 navel gazing posts then email me.  I am disgusted with many in Alameda and will not be shy about saying … Continue reading

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