May 6, 2008
Who Lacks Vision?
Local news media exhibit clinical signs of severe astigmatism in their distorted reporting about the field of mayoral candidates. The really bad part is that Sacramentans have little or no leverage for getting good unbiased coverage.
Here are some websites with information that could help local residents do the job that newspaper and TV reporters are skimping:
and www.sacbee.com/101/v-print/story/431260.html and www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/maps/kjprop
I wonder why someone who is worth between $3.5 million and $20 million needs to borrow money to finance development in Oak Park? I wonder why there is a $5 million discrepancy between the value of real estate owned by KJ and/or his corporations as listed in his FPPC financial disclosure Form 700 (about $2.2M) versus the information listed in the Bee last fall (about $7.7M)? It is certainly true that his business affairs are numerous and complex, and data entry errors certainly happen. But why is it the St. Hope Academy and St. Hope Development Corp. properties which are mostly not listed in the FPPC Form 700 which shows mostly Kynship Development Corp. properties? Why does the St. Hope Development website list only a minority of the Oak Park real estate listed on the FPPC Form 700? And why is Sac High's enrollment so much lower than it was right after KJ took it over?
Does someone whose records provoke these kinds of questions really have what it would take to achieve the goals listed on www.kevinjohnsonformayor.com/issues and www.kevinjohnsonformayor.com/about/vision?