Video: Burgers with Bob

I had a great time at the Burgers with Bob event at Rancho Park in Simi Valley on Erringer and Royal this afternoon. This was definitely one of those events that makes you really open your eyes and ears and evaluate the issues and consider solutions. It’s one thing to debate the issues on a blog. It’s another entirely to discuss these issues in person with people who are affected and see a candidate interact with these people in real time. I’m glad I went, and I sincerely thank everyone who took the time to speak to me personally.

The issues that were covered this afternoon by both Bob Huber and by the guests before and after the presentation and Q&A session were:

  • Bob Huber’s background and qualifications
  • E-Verify – its introduction into the campaign and the City’s response
  • Business Challenges – Bob’s thoughts on the “Business Advocate”
  • Questions asked and answered

Check in during the course of the next day or so! I’ll have complete videos on the Burgers with Bob park event where you can see and hear the details. Plus, join me on Tuesday for the LIVE Incumbent chat broadcast live here on the website.

11 thoughts on “Video: Burgers with Bob

  1. Over 110 people is just a fair showing, Mr. Evans? Sorry that you left before the presentation. If you stayed around for another 10 minutes, you would have been able to hear Bob speak. And then maybe your die hard allegiance to Mr. Sojka might wane slightly.

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  2. Wayne,

    It was a pleasure to meet you at Bob’s event yesterday. As we agreed we can be on different sides of issues, I have one question.

    On your blog you have written:

    In the meantime, I have an “elect Steve Sojka” sign on my car and my wife’s. He will be a fine Mayor. I would love to see/hear a real debate between Huber, Judge (unless he doesn’t run) and the ex-lawyer guy. I will guess that a one issue candidate or a candidate with no history of being actively involved in the recent past would have a hard time keeping up with Sojka. We shall see, won’t we?

    You also stated:

    Can’t wait to see what Mr. Huber does in his Quixote attempt to secure the position of Mayor.

    Now you say:

    As of now, it is too early to pick a candidate for an important role in shaping our city. We should wait to hear Mr. Huber further express his concerns and add some solutions to what he sees as problems.

    So you’re riding around town with a Sojka for Mayor sticker and you’re undecided?

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  3. Ted, Quoting Wayne,

    “I would love to see/hear a real debate between Huber, Judge (unless he doesn’t run) and the ex-lawyer guy. I will guess that a one issue candidate or a candidate with no history of being actively involved in the recent past would have a hard time keeping up with Sojka.”

    Ex-lawyer guy ., . ., no history of being actively involved in the recent past . . .

    So, serving as the Assistant City Attorney up to April of this year is not being actively involved in the recent past?

    And by the way, I and the other City Council candidates are not running against Mr. Sojka.

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  4. Thanks for admitting that it was polled, Ted. So, Bob Huber can’t act on anything without sticking a moistened finger to the political winds. No surprise there.

    There are people who do things because they are right, and then there are politicians who do things just to get elected. Huber’s tactic, with the polling Ted just admitted to, is the latter.

    This is precisely why Bob Huber never proposed use of E-Verify at the Ventura County Community College District, for which he Chairs the Board. He didn’t need to to get elected. The opportunity did not present itself.

    Opportunism, indeed.

    Now that you’ve admitted to the polling, do this blog a favor and get the poll questions posted here. It would be a public service to see how the questions were framed to Simi Valley residents. How the questions were framed can make all the difference in the world between 80%, and, say, 20%.

    Lastly, there was no poll cost listed on Mr. Huber’s last campaign statement. We should expect to see one on the next statement. Also, his website cost more than $250; where is the hosting fee? You obviously have contacts with that camp since you know the polling data. Serve your community and get answers.

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  5. Thanks Ted, good information, appreciated. Not sold on the polling info, though. Regardless how you heard it, it’s clear that E-Verify specifically has been polled, and that’s why it’s been injected into this campaign. It was not because it would be good for the people or for the City, per se, but because it would be good for a candidate. Excellent.

    Now we should look into who conducted the poll, or, perhaps more importantly, who funded it.

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  6. On the matter of polling, I was chatting about this with someone else this morning. I spoke to both candidates for Mayor and both went on record indicating that neither of them have conducted any polling.

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