Pints n’ Politics: Equal Time

As a part of our fundraising and awareness for the campaign, we kicked off an initiative called Pints & Politics: equal time. What better way to engage the Civic Process than over a pint? This is where we invite our supporters to to meet Mehaul for a pint and in a very irish and fun way, discover the importance of local politics. Because in truth, all politics are local. Click the link to let us know you’re coming.

If you can’t make the event, no worries there will be more. But in the interim, you can still lend your support by donating or giving a good word.

the Board of Equalization is broken..

An audit in 2015 showed that among nepotism, unfair employment practice, and a chain of offenses that string back through the decades, the current board also misallocated hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. The current board is also being investigated for misappropriation of $50 million.

This constitutionally created office has a long history of mismanagement and corruption, yet continues to exist in ambiguity as a cushy job and placeholder for party insiders between jobs. A job that currently pays $142k annually to do practically nothing.

When elected, I will:

  • Break the cycle of insider politics plaguing the Board of Equalization
  • Audit the Board of Equalization internally and cut out inefficiencies while protecting existing jobs
  • Promote a tax and penalty system that works to keep businesses open
  • Real Transparency (regular updates and interactive programming)
  • Push to implement a pro-active information source and learning program for business owners