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Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Original post made on Aug 25, 2021

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to be done.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Aug 25, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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Homelessness has SURGED 7% since Gavin Newsom took office. He's done very little to help the people of California. Let's vote YES to recall Gavin and find someone who cares!


Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 25, 2021 at 3:11 pm

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Crushing school choice by making it harder for charter schools to open& survive is not good public policy. CA public schools routinely fail minorities by refusal to responsibly establish order and safety in less advantaged neighborhoods. Requiring all teachers to have credentials is a sop to state teacher programs and a tax on anyone wanting to enter teaching. Public schools protect ineffective teachers while charter & private schools fire them.
Newsom has not said he will sign or veto the ethnic studies requirement for high school graduation. The system is failing African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities, suggesting that ethnic navel gazing will take time from actual education, thus causing harm.

Letting thousands of convicted criminals out of jail has some, uh, negative consequences.

Paying illegal aliens to come & stay in CA imports poverty, welfare cases, and income disparity. It also increases population which makes every problem worse. Population growth defeats any pretense of addressing climate change.

No serious attempt has been made to provide for the electricity we all plan to use.

There was a little problem with unemployment disbursements to thousands of ineligibles, poorly addressed. Other states are returning to work more rapidly while we pay people to hang out.

Forcing the legislature to over-ride vetoes will only make the democrats include their moderates in compromises. Republicans can still be entirely shut out.

No hint that Newsom will protect our neighborhoods from loss of local zoning as proposed by the state assembly.

As housing prices rise, real estate taxes become confiscatory wealth taxes. No help from the gov.

Maybe if someone pays off his wife, we can get some leverage.

His appointed secretary of state has scoured social media for inconvenient postings. She has asked the platforms to remove some (~40) of them. In collusion they have deleted some posts, including straightforward election news


Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 25, 2021 at 4:25 pm

Randy Guelph is a registered user.

If you want a Democrat to be the governor of California, and want a Democrat to appoint Dianne Feinstein's replacement, vote NO on the recall. If that's what you want, you can't afford to stay home.

Instead, if you want someone who allegedly brandished a firearm at his fiancee to do those things, vote yes on the recall.

If you want a Republican to do both of those things and derail Joe Biden's agenda, then listen to Raymond above, and vote yes.


Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Dan Waylonis is a registered user.

This reads like a list of bad ideas Newsom has implemented and a list of equally bad ones that he hasn’t gotten to yet. YES on the recall and vote to have some political balance in CA.


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