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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pints-and-politics-with-micheal-oleary-tickets-44433273116

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