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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2017 07:44 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/13/2017 07:44 AM
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Bruce Giudici Announces Candidacy for District 5 County Supervisor

Rancho Calaveras, CA...For too long, District 5 has been burdened by County Supervisors who have lacked either the interest, ability or integrity to do the work required. None have been re-elected to office in District 5 in the past 20 years - a singular feat for Calaveras County. In running for this office, I will bring over 25 years of fiscal managment experience and community service to bear on the issues concerning our District. Reasonable cannabis regulation and the consequent public safety issues are at the forefront today. Equally important are quality of life concerns that impact property values, protecting and making the most of our beautiful natural resources.





As fiscal officer, college teacher, event coordinator, newspaper editor and community volunteer, I have consistently produced positive sustainable outcomes. As your supervisor, I will work as hard as ever to lead our District into a brighter future.

As a Rancho Calaveras resident since 1990, I have seen a steady stream of one-term supervisors unable to accomplish anything meaningful for District 5 residents. After the successful recall vote against Supervisor Kearney, we now have a supervisor who has shown himself to be willfully ignorant of his basic job duties. I want to ensure that voters have the option to choose a candidate with the skills needed to understand and implement meaningful change and who will work to make progress on issues of local importance.

My vision is one in which our community works together to make long-range decisions that will benefit future generations. Long-term investments in education, parks and local infrastructure can bring quality jobs to our District. My wife and I have been married 33 years and have two 22-year old daughters in college, after attending local schools: Jenny Lind, Toyon and Calaveras High. Our goal is to make district and Calaveras County a healthy place where all people can live and thrive.

My 25 year career includes extensive experience in fiscal management, most recently overseeing agencies with budgets of $5 - $24 million. I have strong skills in and a thorough understanding of non-profit accounting, with strong skills in budget and grant preparation, Federal and State grant and financial compliance reporting, internal control, audit compliance, fiscal policy establishment, and cost and income allocation.

For the past two years, I have served as Fiscal Officer for Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency, after serving as Chief Financial Officer at Community Action Marin (CAM) for the previous 4 years - both non-profits have programs in Head Start, State child development, mental health, energy, food banking, housing services and other programs serving low-income clients. Before that, I both consulted on and directed the fiscal side of child care subsidy programs.

In prior positions, I helped facilitate leadership transitions, working beyond fiscal: directly with Boards and committees. As a past or current Board member of seven non-profits, I have served in all executive positions. This experience gave me a thorough understanding of the Board-staff relationship - what a Board expects from executive staff and what it means to have a functional, productive Board, able to act responsibly on behalf of the public.

I am an honest, hard-working and ethical leader, excel in situations where independent thought and judgment are critical, and have no difficulty making tough recommendations and decisions. I work well in difficult situations, under short deadlines. All this would allow me to do a great job as District 5 supervisor.

Specific areas of importance include:

1. Fiscal responsibility - The primary task of County Supervisor is to ensure that the county is solvent, with the ability to provide necessary county services with the funds available. Yet too often, County Supervisors have failed to take the time to understand the untapped potential of existing and future budget funds. Governmental budgets and financial statements can seem complicated. There are many individual funds that cannot be mixed because of their particular restrictions. I have the experience to both understand such complex statements and the interest to dig into fund details. Every Calaveras citizen deserves to understand how and where their precious tax dollars are spent.

2. Leadership and vision - The Calaveras County General Plan has not been updated for decades proving the maxim that a failure to plan is a plan for failure. We deserve leadership from our County Supervisors that enacts a living General Plan that is monitored regularly and updated as needed. One reason for our County's stagnation is an inability to make important decisions transparent and understandable to its citizens.

3. Create a foundation for success - Calaveras County has potential for greatness. While already a beautiful place to live, we have not been successful in generating sufficient tax reveune to fund our police, our schools or basic infrastructure. Budget time is not a fun time for the County - there is never enough money to pay for basic needs.

In order to flourish, our local economy must have foundational industries that provide a reliable tax base and solid jobs. Absent sales and property tax revenues, Calaveras County must develop revenue sources that bring in funds from outside the county, as well as keeping local incomes cycling within local business as much as possible.

With the current situation of statewide recreational cannabis legalization upon us, Calaveras County should be able to take advantage of an industry in which it can be very competitive over other communities. Tightly regulated cannabis cultivation, marketing and distribution can provide much needed income to business owners and workers and tax dollars to enforce laws. I will be willing to work very hard to ensure that safe and responsible cannabis regulation generates the funds to help balance our budgets well into the future, while keeping cultivation out of residential areas. A ban is regulation that generates no revenue for necessary enforcement - thoughtful work needs to be done to ensure a safe, secure and prosperous future.

For more information, visit www.bruce4d5.com or call 209-559-6279.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-13 08:07:32   By: Anonymous
 
Darn it I was hoping for District 3

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    Posted on: 2017-12-13 08:53:52   By: Anonymous
     
    how about district 2. All current supes need to go! The past five years this county had really deteriorated. Give the Sheriff all he needs to clean this county up, so many low-life’s around!

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      Posted on: 2017-12-13 08:59:05   By: Anonymous
       
      The county physically looks like crap, especially district 2. Ugly properties everywhere and RV’s by the hundreds! I had to get permits for my home, they just bring in the old trailers and park them anywhere they want and set up their grows, so sad. No one does nothing about it. These people have no real investment in the community, just grow their pot and deal it.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:13:43   By: Anonymous
         
        "does ANYTHING about it"

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          Re: "It"
          Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:39:46   By: Anonymous
           
          It what?

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      Posted on: 2017-12-13 11:26:28   By: Anonymous
       
      I agree no pride in ownership. Weeds, junk litter etc.. Calaveras County is doomed. Thank you BOS. If regulated, going to get more of what is there now, if banned it will take years to clean up on our tax dollar and it will continue to get crappy people. And not to mention the idiots driving up and down hwy 26. I have never in the last 20 years seen so many dumb s&*t’s pass people on blind corners.. and the litter is ridicules. I’m out of here not worth it.. Feel bad for the people that can’t find a way to leave. I hear people say “oh, you let them run you out of the county” – No, it has been getting worse and worse even before the pot growers. All the BOS do is stammer around and not make a decision and continue to ruin this County. What about the General Plan???? I guess it will finally be worked out, but it will be curtailed around cannabis just like everything else for the last 3-4 years. SAD same old thing.. no accountability for anything..

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        Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:18:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Sounds like you're getting tired of the sound of a can being kicked down the road. That's about all you're going to get out the string of losers running Calaveras.

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      Re: Supervisor Terms
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 17:31:05   By: Anonymous
       
      This comment is confusing.
      The current board only has one person on it that has been there for longer than 1 year. How can you hold the current board accountable for the past 5 years when they had no say, other than as impacted citizens and business owners, for their predecessors' actions?

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        Re: Supervisor Terms
        Posted on: 2017-12-17 03:23:37   By: Anonymous
         
        That's right. Two of the supervisors who no longer served, did a huge disservice and in fact caused enormous issues. What about Debbie Ponte who was voting on the Urgency Ordinance when her brother-in-law was blatantly growing and benefitting financially from commercial cannabis, which was well known?

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        Re: Supervisor Terms
        Posted on: 2017-12-17 03:24:13   By: Anonymous
         
        That's right. Two of the supervisors who are no longer on the Board, did a huge disservice and in fact caused enormous issues. What about Debbie Ponte who was voting on the Urgency Ordinance when her brother-in-law was blatantly growing and benefitting financially from commercial cannabis, which was well known?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 08:57:59   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED POLITICIANS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 17:11:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you cut and paste that on everything you read? What an idiot.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-13 22:52:59   By: Anonymous
         
        IP address is known. 3 locations. But, just feel sorry for him. Won't share.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 21:16:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Clyde!!! He called you ignorant. Well, guess he's right on that one.

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    Posted on: 2017-12-13 22:20:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Bruce "take advantage of an industry"? This reveals all. The commercial marijuana advocates are taking advantage of us. "Tightly regulating" is an incongruous term. How's the UO doing? If you have studies commercial cultivation at all, or its effects, you would know that it is only good for those financially invested. No thanks.

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      Posted on: 2017-12-14 21:47:01   By: Anonymous
       
      He already revealed his pro-pot position in the last D5 election. He lost, Clyde beat him, now he's going to try the same thing again, and he thinks the Clyde is dumb?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-13 08:56:51   By: Anonymous
 
Wish I lived in 5 to be able to vote for a person with this kind of vision and skills!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 09:01:35   By: Anonymous
     
    once they get in though??? We can hope I guess?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 09:09:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Me too! I'd vote for him! Jack could use someone else on the Board with common sense!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 10:33:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Jack doesn't have any common sense. He's looking to a higher office in state government.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 22:21:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Bruce's vision is flawed if he is promoting commercial marijuana. Is he financially invested or does he have family members who are?

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      Posted on: 2017-12-14 08:55:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Clyde Clapp has admitted that he has a disqualifying conflict of interest, but I'm sure you're a bigger support of his.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-17 03:26:53   By: Anonymous
         
        No. Clyde Clapp admitted he is not for commercial cultivation. That is not grounds for anything. He is allowed his opinion. Just because you don't agree with him, does not make him wrong.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-17 03:25:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh my gosh another pro-marijuana candidate. Does he have a family member who grows marijuana commercially?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-13 09:12:38   By: Anonymous
 
No mention of one of the most important issues. Public Safety not only Sheriff but the lack of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This county's population is older with medical needs, and our fire issues go without explanation. I have read two potential supervisors opening statements and neither seen to have a clue about this county's needs. When we need help and dial 911 for whatever the need is it should be answered quickly, its a fundamental obligation of government. Why do our Fire Districts have to have pancake breakfast to buy equipment, and personnel who make $3.00 an hour? Really? Volunteers who come from home or work to somebody not breathing, or their home on fire. Sad, this county is backward, and no vision or understanding in sight.

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    More Qualified Candidates Needed
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 10:18:33   By: Anonymous
     
    We definitely need more qualified candidates for Districts 1,3,4,5
    Some of the current crop of supes place ideology over the county's needs.
    We deserve better. Times are changing, the old school is out, the County must accept the future, with realism. Bruce Giudici is one such visionary the country needs.

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      Re: More Qualified Candidates Needed
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 22:22:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Nope. He just sounds like a grower mouthpiece.

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      Re: More Qualified Candidates Needed
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 21:48:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Look at the pot heads scrambling for votes on the BOS. "Visionary?" He's a dud.

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    Fire Serivces
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 12:04:34   By: Anonymous
     
    The Board of Supervisors have not authority over the various fire districts. If you have concerns, attend a meeting of your local fire board.

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      Re: Fire Serivces
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:10:45   By: Anonymous
       
      The local fire boards do not determine the services they can provide, they are at the mercy of state and county government and have to make do with what they are given and what they can raise by begging and holding pancake breakfasts.

      You people need to think about emergency services before that day comes when you have to call 911 because your kid can breath, that chest pain becomes unbearable, or that fire across the street is moving your way.

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      Re: Fire Serivces
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 09:30:34   By: Anonymous
       
      The BOS can help Fire Districts by helping fund the districts. Progressive districts seek funding avenues and they need the BOS support. Recently Prop 172 was resolved after decades of theft by other government agencies. Developments have been allowed to be developed without funding Fire Districts that they impact. The BOS do have a direct influence on the level of service their constituents receive. All you need is a supervisor that understands the needs of his/her district, and acts accordingly.

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Who is this guy?
Posted on: 2017-12-13 10:31:59   By: Anonymous
 
This gentleman expresses politics 101, he's the saviour for Calaveras County? He's says the same things every previous supervisor has said to BS the voters, up until Supervisor Clyde Clapp. Supervisor Clapp's actions speak louder than words. Look around Valley Springs, the first stop light in Valley Springs is up and working. Other economic stimulus, property taxes on completed housing development is going to the county coffers.
I support Clyde Clapp.

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    Re: Who is this guy?
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 11:00:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Then you are as stupid as Clapp is to believe that he had ANYTHING to do with that light going in

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    Re: Who is this guy?
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 11:35:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Clod Clump is a chump and is bad for Calaveras!

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      Re: Who is this guy?
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 12:12:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Booger!

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    Re: Who is this guy?
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:15:41   By: Anonymous
     
    The statement does look like it was cut-and-paste from the textbook for Politician 101.

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      Re: Who is this guy?
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 13:41:54   By: Anonymous
       
      The Politician does look it was cut-and-paste like from the textbook for 101.


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    Re: Who is this guy?
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 15:41:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Valley Springs is in Disrtict 1....

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      Re: Who is this guy?
      Posted on: 2017-12-14 09:00:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Ol' do nothing Clyde. He can't even get anything on an agenda much less get anything passed that would help his constituents. No he's too busy trying to use his position get his Code Compliance file destroyed, complaining to county agencies about his neighbors and constituents, trying to get county staff fired and creating a hostile work environment, getting the county sued, etc.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-12-13 14:24:09   By: Anonymous
 
We need to find someone who cares. This new guy is no better than oliveira. Garamendi is a big loser! Any government official who thinks it's ok to accept federally illegal drug money to pay bills needs to go!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-12-13 15:03:55   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes sir, you are correct. It's dirty money and some if it is coming from our kids!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-12-13 16:39:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Bruce sounds like the CCA candidate after the pot heads ditched Bowerman. When will the lies end? Clyde Clapp is a man of his word. Pretty rare these days, especially in Cannabis County.

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        how come that pig's got a wooden leg?
        Posted on: 2017-12-13 19:28:44   By: Anonymous
         


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-13 21:20:09   By: Anonymous
         
        ^ Yeah, Clyde Clapp is a man of his word alright. And the word is duh.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-12-13 22:24:20   By: Anonymous
         
        All of that is right. Thank you. Clyde keeps his word.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-12-14 05:57:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Stay the course supervisor Clapp!

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2017-12-14 09:06:31   By: Anonymous
             
            Clyde Clapp has failed to deliver, he voted to renew the UO giving the growers another year to terrorize our neighborhoods, he voted to use millions of dollars in federally illegal drug money, and now he's just going to watch as Tofanelli and the rest of em turn this county into an open air drug market.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2017-12-14 16:26:33   By: Anonymous
               
              you talk about quality of life issues and in the same breath also mention how you want to grow dope. Isn't the quality of life important for the people who have to live next to a stinking dope grow. You've already put out there you will bend over for the money and don't care about the common folk. P.S. moved back to the frigging city you came from......

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              Posted on: 2017-12-15 21:56:23   By: Anonymous
               
              You are an idiot, or a liar, take your pick. Clyde was the ONLY vote AGAINST renewing the UO.

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2017-12-19 11:45:37   By: Anonymous
                 
                Stupid is as stupid does. Clapp is a peice of stinking crap now that is a well deserved clapp-applause. Picking his nose ,picking his ears playing with his beard and pencil, swing in his chair like a five year old with the only opinion of I agree with mills.. that's leadership? Crazy old man that throws public temper tantrums, and what has he actually done for our district please explain, points of intellectual examples. Seems you are the ones that are high or plainly brain damaged from meth and alcohol, the technical term is self inflicted retardation due to drug abuse ect.. oh if I only had a brain....

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