Ethics? Eureka Mayor Refuses to Answer in Complete Sentences!
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City of Eureka Mayor Refuses to Answer in Complete Sentences Recently, I sent the following email to Eureka City Mayor Kim Bergel: To which she responded Her refusal to answer questions in complete sentences prompted my response below: “Could you answer the questions for yourself individually in complete sentences, Or maybe we could set up […]
Ethics? Eureka Mayor Refuses to Answer in Complete Sentences!
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  • 06/09/2023

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City of Eureka Mayor Refuses to Answer in Complete Sentences Recently, I sent the following email to Eureka City Mayor Kim Bergel: To which she responded Her refusal to answer questions in complete sentences prompted my response below: “Could you answer the questions for yourself individually in complete sentences, Or maybe we could set up […]

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City of Eureka

Mayor Refuses to Answer in Complete Sentences

Recently, I sent the following email to Eureka City Mayor Kim Bergel:

“Hey there Kim, hope all is well.

I am working on a follow up to my previous article

The public comment during last city council meeting left our news group with some questions, I am hoping you or your staff could help out with answering.

Here are links confirming what the public speakers claimed, that Humboldt Grass roots is housed within the Ink People and that they do indeed identify as Anarchists.

https://www.inkpeople.org/dreammaker-data/rhizome-infoshop

In the attachments you will find several images taken off the Humboldt Grassoots twitter account and the Ink people website. Many of the images from Twitter show an affiliation between Humboldt Grassroots and various Antifa and Communist identifying groups. 

Antifa has been researched and identified as a legitimate organizational threat through the brave undercover work in the link below.

https://abc7news.com/anti-fascist-group-in-sonoma-county-antifa-california-fascism/10558396/

I understand that you might not have been aware of some of these facts, I want to give you the chance to get out in front of it and expose and distance yourself from this situation. This is serious business and the public and press deserve full disclosure and cooperation.

If you could answer the following questions to the best of your ability then forward the questions to every city employee with instructions to answer the questions honestly I would greatly appreciate it.

—————————————————-

Are you part of any group or organization which self identifies as anarchist? If so what is the name of the group or organiztion?

Are you part of any group or organization which has a goal of destroying capatilism? If so what is the name of the group or organiztion?

Are you part of any group or organization which has a goal of defunding or re allocating police funding? ? If so what is the name of the group or organiztion?

Do you think it’s ethical for a government official to who is part of a group working to deund/relocate police funding to be voting on police budgets?

Do you think it’s ethical for a government official to who is part of a group working to destroy capatilism to be voting on policy that effects local buisnuses?

How much money did the City of Eureka contribute to the Ink people per year for the last 5 years? Are there records for what the Ink people spent these funds on thet are available to the public and in our case the press?

Thanks

Ash Teeter”

To which she responded

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Her refusal to answer questions in complete sentences prompted my response below:

“Could you answer the questions for yourself individually in complete sentences, Or maybe we could set up an interview on the topic some time.

Thanks

Ash”

Her response below:

photo 2023 06 09 11 23 19 | ethics? eureka mayor refuses to answer in complete sentences! | lost coast populist

This has raised concerns about her ability to effectively communicate with constituents and has led to frustration and confusion among those seeking information or clarification on City matters. Some have called for the mayor to improve her communication skills, while others have criticized her for what they see as a lack of transparency and accountability. This issue highlights the importance of clear and effective communication in public office, and the potential consequences of failing to do so.

As you can plainly see, Mayor Kim Bergel refused to answer questions about ethics sent to her via email. Instead of providing her stance on the issue she responded with the following link :

https://www.fppc.ca.gov/the-law/the-political-reform-act.html

This answer, in regards to possible ethics violations by Eureka City Council members, provided by Mayor Bergel was a deflection from the actual question asked and avoided her actual stance on the issue. This kind of behavior, coupled with her failure to respond in complete sentences, demonstrates a lack of transparency and accountability (among other things).

Lack of Respect from City Manager Slattery

As highlighted in a previous article, Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery has caused outrage amongst citizens who’ve voiced concerns about ethical conflicts of interest within the council. Many are troubled by the fact that some council members are involved in groups which endorse anarchy, work to dismantle capitalism, and promote defunding the police. Slattery has been accused of being disrespectful towards these concerned citizens, dismissing accusations as conspiracy theories without investigating them.

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It is essential that those in positions of power listen to the voices of their constituents and address their concerns in a respectful and meaningful way, rather than dismissing them outright. Failure to do so can lead to a breakdown in trust between citizens and their elected officials, which can have serious consequences for the community as a whole.

Eureka Censors Public Comments

The City of Eureka’s decision to censor comments from the public is concerning due to constitutionally guaranteed free speech in the community. By limiting the voices of residents, the City is potentially denying them the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns on important issues – which leads to disenfranchisement. Public comments are a crucial component of democracy, and citizens should be able to freely express their views without fear of censorship. It is essential that local government officials respect and uphold the principles of the First Amendment and allow for open and honest dialogue in the community.

eureka city council meeting of 2023-06-06
Public comment starting at the 30 min mark (notice how every speaker besides Roy Gomez gets covered from front facing camera)

Below is a statement by Roy Gomez who was censored during Public comment by only showing a rear camera shot, avoiding the evidence of ethical violations on the front of  his signs.

“If you live, work, shop, or own a business in the City of Eureka….or you consider yourself a PATRIOT…..PAY ATTENTION to this post.  Leslie Castellano Eureka City Council, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Synapsis, Cooperation Humboldt, Councilmember G. Mario Fernandez (Humboldt Grassroots violent anarchist organizer), Councilmember Kati Texas and others at the City have been organizing and funding for many consecutive years now, a very UNDEMOCRATIC symposium called ‘Artist Dismantling Capitalism.’  

This proves that they have systematically been ‘dismantling’ and pushing away businesses from the City as their intended agenda to dismantle capitalism and democracy. 

When you drive through Eureka and you see all the boarded up windows, multiple for lease/sale signs in windows, less businesses occupying vacant buildings and needles laying all over the streets…..you can thank this bunch of undemocratic anarchist who do NOT want capitalist to conduct business in Eureka. They organized and have role played during their symposiums how our City would be like in a ‘post colonial capitalism utopia.’

They tried to censor the images I was showing them in the video below by not providing the front view while I spoke so I’ve attached the images to this post. Every other speaker was shown from their front. 

IS THIS REALLY WHAT WE WANT IN HUMBOLDT!!

Please contact these enablers below:

City Attorney

aluna@eurekaca.gov 

Anarchist Leslie Castellano 

lcastellano@ci.eureka.ca.gov 

City mismanager Miles Slattery 

mslattery@ci.eureka.ca.gov 

Mayor Kim Bergel 

kbergel@eurekaca.gov”

6-6-23 eureka city council opposition comments
Compare our coverage with the Cites coverage to see what was censored from Steve Parr’s public comment.

Here is the response from another person was censored  (Steve Parr)

“The censored parts were where I referenced the QWERTY crowd. Apparently using shorthand to reference the alphabet soup currently in vogue is unacceptable. I believe that in itself is discriminatory, as us old folk have a hard time keeping up with the ever-changing string of letters, numbers and symbols used by them. We have a right simplify it.”

Ethics Homelessness and ARPA Funding

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities around the world, and the City of Eureka is no exception. Enforcing COVID restrictions that required the closure of local businesses has resulted in a significant loss of jobs, leading to a rise in homelessness. This has created an epidemic of sorts, leaving many individuals without a place to call home. While the restrictions were put in place to help slow the spread of the virus, the unintended consequences have been severe. It is important for communities to come together and find solutions to address both the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19.

eureka - community health town hall q&a abridged
A recent town hall brought the issues of homelessness to the forefront with questions form concerned citizens and answers from the Cites Pannell on the topic.

The city of Eureka recently received 6.4 million dollars in ARPA COVID funding to help support the community during these challenging times. Unfortunately, it seems that only a small portion of that funding, just $500,000, is being directed towards addressing the needs of the homeless population. This decision is concerning, given that homelessness is a significant issue in the area, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. While it’s understandable that there are many areas that need support during this time, it’s essential that the city prioritize the needs of its most vulnerable residents. Hopefully, the City will reconsider its decision and allocate more funds towards helping the homeless in the coming months.

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