Category: Politics

The Perverted Poltical Calculus of the Asphalt Empire

Peggy Mensinger’s late 1980’s warning of a developer takeover of Modesto city government was realized in the 1990’s during the Dick Lang administration. That was when the City Council lowered fees on Village I developers and watched them abandon the original Village I plan with barely a murmur of protest. Since that

Tim Fisher Steps Up, Bee Bows Out on Fictitious Campaign Mailers

Led by former Modesto City Councilman Tim Fisher (pictured left), valley citizens stepped up to the challenge of debunking Brad Hawn’s fictitious campaign mailers this week with a flurry of letters to the editor that appeared on the Bee’s editorial pages. Fisher is an especially authoritative source because he not only served