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HOTEL COMMITTEES - Battle for transparency on websites

In the cross town Index Tribune owned by developer Darius Anderson, a little disclosure debate has ensued. It seems a fan of Darius' Protect Sonoma (funded by his Kenwood Investments as a PAC) accused Preserving Sonoma of not clearly disclosing who the committee members are? Well most people have visited the Preserving Sonoma website and clearly can see the initial members and a long list of supporters (including myself, just for full disclosure). But for some reason the Protect Sonoma people are casting stones from glass houses. Despite the fact Darius Anderson financially backs Protect Sonoma and pays his crony Nancy Simpson to operate the website, they continue to have an incomplete tombstone website. I myself have emailed and called Simpson numerous times asking questions and she keeps saying "Hold on the website will be up and it should answer all your questions." Weeks have gone by now to no avail. Anyway, check out the IT article, the Editorial comment below the article and the one response comment before Bolling shut off any further commenting (they always shut down comments when the heat is on over at the IT at least back to the Sonoma Valley Bank failure days). Here is the link :
Ralph Hutchinson June 11, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Here is the link to the IT Letter to the Editor, Editor comment and the one reader comment: http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2013/Hidden-Preserve-Sonoma-Committee-list/
Ralph Hutchinson June 11, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Another Letter to the Editor in the IT today related to this Board post. It seems Chris Scott a fellow town commenter-blogger, claimed "There would be Hell to Pay if a Politician didn't disclose their affiliation." Yet it was pointed out that Jennifer Weinstock staffer for Valerie Brown wrote a big Op-Ed piece in the Index Tribune owned by Darius Anderson and didn't disclose her relationship. Further, we all know Valerie Brown closely favors Darius Anderson as she attended various lavish politican/VIP parties at his Kenwood Ranch party tent as published in the Press Democrat. She went on to lead a "No Vote" for the County Board of Supervisors on the Rohnert Park Casino. Imagine that, and here the casino is nearing completion after the 2003 Cows Not Casinos fiasco Darius brought to Sonoma Valley. Same old circles of cronies working their magic spinning the news. http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2013/No-hell-to-pay-for-no-disclosure/
sal nero June 11, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Just another strawman cinically promulgated by the master lobbyist and his paid newsies. These mean-mouthed purveyors of falsehoods' screeds are, not only completely bereft of actual facts, but are also ethically bankrupt to boot. Is that the "NEW" news biz for the 21st century ? Unbelievable.
Chris Scott June 15, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Mr Hutchinson wrote; "Chris Scott a fellow town commenter-blogger, claimed "There would be Hell to Pay if a Politician didn't disclose their affiliation." Yet it was pointed out that Jennifer Weinstock staffer for Valerie Brown wrote a big Op-Ed piece in the Index Tribune owned by Darius Anderson and didn't disclose her relationship." ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Mr Hutchinson;......................................................................... Further down in that same thread You also read my comment correcting Mr Kozel's statements about a Ms Hainstock LTE supporting V.B. . (VB wasn't running for office last fall.). ................................................................................................. Mr Nero made the same statements also repeating this Hainstock LTE story. This comment, my just posted reply to Mr Nero's Patch thread and my original reply to Mr Kozel's IT LTE (you and Mr Nero reference) I hope clarify the Hainstock LTE matter again. .......................................................................................................................... As I wrote to Mr Nero, I would be happy to help you in any way I might be of service. Just post yoour contaact info here and I will get in touch with you. ................................................................................................................................................................................................... Below is a copy of the reply I just posted to Mr Nero's thread. ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Mr Nero ; In the IT letter to the editor (LTE) you refer to I showed Mr Kozel that in the fall of 2012 Ms Hainstock never wrote a letter supporting Valerie Brown's candidacy..Valerie Brown was not running for supervisor in 2012. ........................... [ Link to the Mr Kozel's IT LTE: http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2013/No-hell-to-pay-for-no-disclosure/ ] which contains links to Ms Hainstock's LTE in the PD and IT (the same letter appeared in both papers.) ..... .............. Ms Hainstock did write a letter supporting the candidacy of Mr. Sawyer who was running for Supervisor. ........................... Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Just post your contact info here and I'll get in contact. ........................ Chris Scott ................................................................................................................................................................................................ PS: Sorry for all the dots, but without some minimum crazy separations the post are difficult decipher. You regulars here on the Patch pages seem to have become accustom to the 'system.'
sal nero June 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM
No we are just experts on the "INTERNETS."
Chris Scott June 18, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Mr. Hutchinson; Patience is a virtue. One should always practice virtues. We viewed your post at the time of this writing. Presented with an opportunity today.
Chris Scott June 18, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Mr Hutchinson; Below the comments you post to this thread then removed. Actions speak louder than words. ............................................... You live in Monterey? .................................................................. PO Box 2076, Monterey, CA 93942 ............................................. Tel: (415) 305 2629 .................................................................... Ralph Hutchinson commented on the article: .............................. June 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM ........................................................... Since you offered, 415.305.2629 is my number Chris, I would like your help and service and take you up on your offer to get in touch with me. Thanks for being so kind and willing to work together on these important matters. Chris Scott wrote::::: As I wrote to Mr Nero, I would be happy to help you in any way I might be of service. Just post yoour contaact info here and I will get in touch with you. ................................................................. Ralph Hutchinson commented on the article: .............................. June 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM ......................................................... Funny I posted my contact number and I never got a call from Chris? Ralph Hutchinson commented on the article; .............................. June 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM ......................................................... We? Whose we? Are you working for somebody Chris? Your offer said put your contact information on and you would contact not we?
Chris Scott June 18, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Mr Hutchinson We assume we will be the recipient of references to 5 previous comments today then deleted and the comment below infinitas. ....................................................... ................................................................................................ Mr Hutchinson wrote June 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm............................. As a consultant I travel long periods and sometimes get POBoxes what relevance does that have with this article? I also didn't authorize you to put my number on the wall here its a nonpublished number I offered to you personally because you said you would call so we could discuss various debatable points to these issues. Is that your tactic?
Chris Scott June 18, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Mr Hutchinson; How many comments of yours and mine are you going to delete or have deleted today?

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