Councilman Adam Nick’s unabridged, uncensored, Ballot Statement for the Nov. 2016 election
If you live in Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, or Portola Hills, you owe it to yourself to read this; it will not take more than a moment of your time.
Your choice for City Council could not be clearer this November.
You made me the highest vote-getter when you first elected me in 2012 to clean up City Hall, and I’ve done right by you every step of the way. Your interest has been the only interest I have cared about. I’m the only incumbent candidate who’s been on your side:.
To view my voting record, please visit www.adamnick.org/lake-forest.
Some work has been done, but so much more needs to be accomplished. Below are some of the common sense INITIATIVES I’VE PROPOSED BUT WERE VOTED DOWN BY COUNCILMAN DWIGHT ROBINSON, a member of the Council majority who’s also seeking re-election:
➤ Code of Ethics for Council Members
➤ Ban Council Members from Taking Corporate Money
➤ Require Council Members to Disclose Financial Ties to City Contractors & Lobbyists
➤ Real Term Limits for Council Members (Two 4-Year Terms — Lifetime)
➤ Require Electoral Districts for Council Members
➤ Election of Mayor by Voters
➤ Creating Our Own Local Animal Shelter Instead of Using the Infamous High-Kill County Shelter
➤ Creating a Traffic Commission
➤ Supporting the “Meals On Wheels” Program for Our Senior Citizens in Need
I will end the Council-imposed refusal to clean up and remodel Village Pond Park.
I proudly stand behind my voting record, which is unassailable, unlike Dwight Robinson’s.
Don’t be fooled by Dwight Robinson’s empty promises and untrue statements aimed at garnering your votes.
Don’t be fooled by Dwight Robinson’s bragging about endorsements from other politicians, especially when those endorsements have been bought and paid for by your tax dollars.
Don’t be hoodwinked by Councilman Dwight Robinson’s and his Council majority’s fake “newspapers,” lies, half-truths, innuendos, phony “surveys” with slanted, misleading questions, and copycat Facebook pages. They have resorted to character assassination of me to deflect attention from their own poor record of representation.
Robinson, Hamilton, & Voigts (the Council majority known as the Gang of 3) want me off the Council because I expose them — because I represent YOUR interests, not the interests of their corporate sponsors, real estate developers, County officials, and Sacramento politicians they cozy up to.
In his Ballot Statement, Councilman Robinson states, “I’m endorsed by [County] Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Lisa Bartlett. I’ll partner with them to eliminate Mello-Roos in Foothill Ranch, just as we’ve done in Portola Hills.”
The truth is:
A) Robinson received that endorsement after he and his Council majority voted against having our own local no-kill shelter and voted instead to approve a 10-year contract with the Orange County Animal Care and committed to pay the county up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) of our tax money to build its new facility in which Lake Forest is going to have NO OWNERSHIP. Lake Forest is now one of ONLY two cities in South Orange County to continue contracting with the county for animal services.
B) Robinson did nothing to eliminate Mello-Roos in Portola Hills, nor could he have done such a thing, nor can he do anything about it for Foothill Ranch. I don’t think a city or county official has the authority or power to “eliminate” Mello-Roos assessments. As a matter of fact, it was at the recommendation of the office of the County Auditor-Controller, Eric Woolery, that the Board of Supervisors voted to dissolve Mello-Roos in nine areas, including Portola Hills, but ONLY because the bonds for these areas had been fully paid (and actually there were excess collections for which the County will start issuing credit to offset their excess collection).