Marilyn, you are so wrong on so many points I don't know where to begin.
First, I have not appeared as a donor in every Republican candidate's campaign why are you lying about that? Yes, I have donated to some Republican candidates but I have also donated to some Democratic candidates and independents as well.
I fought to keep Jefferson & Grant Schools open. I was outvoted on Jefferson by 2-3. Too bad you didn't feel like helping. The board at that time included three Democrats including two retired teachers, one of whom was a former president of the Eureka Teacher's Association.
I have been a business sponsor of the Neighborhood Watch Block Party from its very first year. My opponent doesn't own a business, how can he be a sponsor ? I have sponsored events for other non profit events over many years. My opponent has not. I have been active in Neighborhood Watch since they started in my neighborhood, my opponent has not. Then if you had bothered to come you would have noticed Kim Bergel also attended the Block Party as well as many other Democrats.
Perhaps you should check out the facts before you go public ?
I believe you might be comparing Apples to Oranges.
The 35 cents per gallon quoted in the ad is gross profit (and that is higher than the independent gas stations in the area by about 5-7 cents per gallon).
The 4 cents per gallon figure quoted in your first paragraph has to be net profit meaning after wages, rents, utilities, insurance etc.
This was a good researched article better than any I have seen before on local gas prices.
I can vouch that everything Gupreet said is 100% correct with not an exaggeration or fudge in his facts.
One thing should be clarified though. When Gupreet said his profit was only 25 cents on the dollar he was talking GROSS profit and not net profit.
In other words he was deducting the cost of the gasoline only. His net profit is even worse when you deduct the cost of payroll, rent, utitilities, insurance, licenses and so on.
The problem with high gas prices locally are not caused by the independent gas stations. Whether it is caused by the local wholesalers or Chevron we don't know. For you see none of them are talking.
Gary Winuk, the FPPC Chief of Enforcement, put it succinctly. Fines are not enforced as long as it was not intentional and just an oversight.
Much to do over nothing here. The campaign volunteers have been overwhelmed by the number of enthusiastic donors. At last count we are over 800 people.
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Jan 12, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 2
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