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Quarry Activists Protest Tavaglione

Opponents of Liberty Quarry stood in front of the Riverside County Administrative Center to protest a county supervisor they say betrayed Temecula residents.

Opponents of met in front of theTuesday morning to protest a supervisor they say betrayed Temecula residents.

John Tavaglione the Liberty Quarry project in April, but then its foundational document this month.

The vote all but assures the project will be approved if Granite Construction, the company behind the plan, chooses to reapply for mining permits, critics said.

Tavaglione was first in the race for the 41st U.S. Congressional District with 19,815 votes, or 44.94 percent of the total. If the result does not radically change on Friday when the Riverside County Registrar of Voters releases the next ballot count update, he will run against Mark Takano for a seat in the House of Representatives.

to Temecula residents, many opponents of the quarry plan said.

teachintemec June 07, 2012 at 03:23 AM
He is a liar.
KB June 07, 2012 at 04:25 AM
We really have to work hard and smart to campaign against this dirt ball.
Wanda Kirby June 07, 2012 at 04:38 AM
The Planning Commission quoted liberally from the EIR in their findings meaning they thought it was a document that properly evaluated the impacts. When the Supervisors voted to deny the project on February 16 they didnt say the EIR was negative. Get a life.
Candi Oliver June 07, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Who paid off who
JohnJ June 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Another self serving politician we DON'T need in Congress!
JohnJ June 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
The planning commission found that the EIR as being self serving towards Granite and that the benefits didn't outweigh the adverse effects, that's why they voted 4 to 1 against it. Only Commission Porras, Granite's pawn, voted that he found nothing wrong with the EIR. Pretty much everyone else was rolling their eyes about how Granite's fictional EIR came to be. It was suggested that the EIR should be done by the County , like most other counties do it, and not have the applicant make up their own for themselves. Get the truth, not the propaganda.
JohnJ June 07, 2012 at 03:47 PM
The Riverside Planning dept. found nothing wrong with the EIR, though the thousands of public comments submitted pointing out points that were absolutely incorrect were answered by the planning dept. only by what they read in Granite's EIR and never actually investigated anything for themselves. They never left their cubicles!
JohnJ June 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
The Riverside Planning Dept. Civil service at it's finest? AND how much do they make? Our taxes pay their salaries. Revolt is coming due.
Popeye June 07, 2012 at 08:37 PM
JohnJ, you must be asleep. The Riverside planning department dissaproved the EIR. This supervisor went against thier decision even though he disapproved the project.
Popeye June 07, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Steve it is actually Temecula Riverside County Trailor Trash haters...that opposed the mine..
No Incumbents June 07, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Can't believe this TRAITOR won. Now he wants to add to the corruption of the next level!. Sure hope he doesn't win in November. There are enough LIBERAL TRAITORS there already. America will continue to decline until the VOTERS WAKE UP AND STOP VOTING IN THE SAME SCUM, THE INCUMBENTS MUST GO THEY HAVE DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE!
SPB June 07, 2012 at 09:13 PM
so citizens of Temecula are just supposed to take getting their mountains blasted with a smile just because other constituents wouldn't be affected? Newsflash to Tree-Haters. Its a passionate subject, and just because they don't share your ambivalence towards mining directly in a metropolitan area's main wind corridor doesn't make the betrayal many people feel any less valid. You are right however that it would be best to get him out of county politics and send him somewhere else. I don't live in his district anyway. Ship him off to washington and lets find someone more concerned with representing the community than climbing the political food chain.
SPB June 07, 2012 at 10:14 PM
ummm... Tavaglione is a Republican. Its hard to be a liberal AND a republican these days... so the liberal traitor label doesn't really work.... just sayin.
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Popeye - The Planning dept found no errors in the EIR. Tavaglione himself asked them directly at a BOS hearing if they would correct anything in the EIR and they answered NO. It was the planning commission that found the EIR to be flawed. Get your facts straight. Attend the hearings or clean your ears.
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 12:41 AM
All I can say about the Riverside Planning dept. - Either, they're a bunch of bean-counting boobs or on the take with orders to push the quarry through. My tax money wasted either way.
Popeye June 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Johnj the Trailor Trash...you lost ha ha!!!!
Popeye June 08, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Can you hear me now??
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Maybe our tax dollars would be better served buying the Riverside Planning dept. a new set of crayons and coloring books. And maybe someone could tell Popeye it's spelled trailer trash. He must work for the Planning dept.
Popeye June 08, 2012 at 03:07 AM
JohnJ: I spelled it so you can understand. That is how the under educated like yourself can relate...ha ha ha
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Popeye - Well, I thought you were a candidate to apply for a job with the county, but you have to be at least 16 to be part of the school / work study program. :)
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Popeye - It's always refreshing to see our youth take interest in public affairs, no matter how assinine you might come across. At least your reading. At least your trying. Nice talking with you.
JohnJ June 08, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Temecula brings in a ton of revenue for the county and Pechanga alone, donated, yes donated, 415 million to the county since 2005. Granite donated $4,000
Popeye June 08, 2012 at 07:30 AM
JohnJ the Trailer Trash from another city is so well informed. Your inbreeding is very evident....Give yourself another cookie for your support of your career as a shovel the dirt expert. Ha ha ha
Dennis Mitchell June 08, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Politicians always underestimate the wisdom of the people they suppose to serve. They forget the things they say, or "promise" they would do to preserve the needs and concerns of the community. But they fail to realize and understand...We don't forget!...and we will hold your" arse"accountable when you lie or deceive us, to suit your own agenda, instead of the " will" of the people.Folks don't fret!...keep the fire lit, till tavaglione come correct!..
Jeff Walters June 15, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The reason all elected officals "underestimate the wisdom of the people" is pur simple logic. They have a degree in something, can talk smoother, can quote laws rules and regulations. La De Freakin Good! I am sick and tired of being lied to, stolen from, made fun of and taken advantage of. It is more than pure logic that money was the issue here, so track down his funds, his families funds, his trust funds, anything that has his name on it that cost money. He has to have hidden it somewhere!
Jeff Walters June 15, 2012 at 06:44 PM
One way to stop this type of abuse is a simple logical thought process. All elected officals don't get paid unless they produce positive results for the people who put them there in the first place. Same as a regular job, you don't get paid if you don't produce. Or more in the factual manner: You get FIRED! If you take way thier money they will listen. Just like a child, take away the toys till they behave. What toys can we take away form our elected officlas? Prepaid fuel cards is a great start.

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