Stone Endorses Quarry 'Traitor'

Temecula's county supervisor's name appears on a list of supporters for John Tavaglione, a supervisor who drew Temecula residents' attention when he voted to reject Liberty Quarry, but then voted to certify the project's foundational document.

Temecula's county supervisor endorsed a candidate for congress who some critics say turned his back on Temecula during the fight over Liberty Quarry.

Jeff Stone, who represents Temecula on the county   appears on a list of endorsements for John Tavaglione, a current county supervisor running for a seat on the U.S. Congress.

Tavaglione caught the attention of Temecula residents when that serves as a foundation for , a proposed mining operation slated just outside Temecula.

to mine, but during the same meeting, he approved the document, called an "environmental impact report."

Some critics argued this all but gave a green light to Granite Construction, the company planning the quarry, because when a report is certified, the county must accept the claims it makes as factual.

Quarry opponents said Tavaglione betrayed the citizens of Temecula, . The city and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians said they would likely sue the county for the decision.

Michael Crawford June 26, 2012 at 05:14 AM
WOW. Did Jeff Stone put his name on the list "before or after" Mr. Tavaglione through Temecula under the bus? Makes a big difference to me. If after, I will also NOT support Jeff Stone. If before, I would suggest Jeff Stone remove his endorsement of Tavaglione.
teachintemec June 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I completely agree with Michael Crawford!!!!
Jerry Simeon June 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM
These Granite people have committed fraud, attempt to fraud thru false documentation and public statements and filings, collusion, coercion on the citizenry, influence pedaling to commit fraud, and an investigation on bribery should be conducted.
Andrea June 26, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Agree Michael! Really hope I didnt make a big mistake casting my vote for Stone earlier this month! I hope there is some explanation soon!
Ron Wilkens June 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I got an email from a friend yesterday with this information, then he sent one saying the Patch had picked it up, so I had to join. Thought you would all want to be reminded of this written by Melissa Melendez who is running for the 67th District Assembly seat, spread the word. http://www.nctimes.com/melendez-letter-in-opposition-to-bill/pdf_7472aa0f-8be1-5b62-9c47-5afda81b3e80.html
TVOR June 26, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Another dyed in the wool politician, I gues they stick together.
Candi Oliver June 26, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I thought the quarry was over and done with, does this mean we have to go through this again or are they just going to let the Quarry go in whether the whole town of Temecula and Murrieta and adjoining areas are against it. Here we go again Taxation with out the communities representation ....again just money!!!!!!!!!
watchdog June 26, 2012 at 04:44 PM
"two friends" Melendez's letter above supports Liberty Quarry and she follows in Kevin Jeffries big business philosophy.
SPB June 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM
yeah, easy for her to say when you don't live right down the street from the mining site.
Ron Wilkens June 26, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Congratulations you win take the prize for reading the letter and you should also know I can't tell you how to vote, but 2 friends won't be voting for Melendez.
LHJ June 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Really Candi, "with out" the communities representation? I think we just had an election. Did you vote? Did you vote for Jeff Stone? He won by 14,558 votes. He received 29,883 total votes. The area he "represents" is full of half a million people. And 45,158 of those people voted. Every person who didn't vote, voted for the winner. So in reality, Jeff Stone received an overwhelming victory over his opponent who received only 15,275 votes. Next time you want to suggest "taxation without representation" especially right after an election.. Think about how many people you can give a ride to the voting place next time... We have representation. I personally voted against Jeff Stone. I read. I watch the videos made of the meetings he has been involved in.. I do not like what he stands for, so I voted against him. I don't know what goes through the minds of people who don't vote, or even bother to register to vote.. But if you didn't vote, you really don't have anything to complain about. If you did vote and you voted for Jeff Stone and now complain, get over it.. A lot of people tried to warn you that Jeff Stone is NOT your friend. If you voted against Jeff Stone, and you aren't happy he won the election, I suggest you become more active in letting people know why you want someone else representing us, next time. I know I am.. (of course, he claimed this would be his last run for County Supervisor, so attrition will give us someone else eventually).
watchdog June 27, 2012 at 12:52 AM
To two friends and all others...all politicians from lake Elsinore totally favor quarries. Granite spends big bucks there.
Bob June 27, 2012 at 06:39 AM
You people reelected him. He lost my vote with his supremely foolish proposal to split the I.E & the central valley into a separate state. We need politicians who are problem solvers not ideological clowns.
Andy June 27, 2012 at 06:46 AM
I hope this egomaniac finally loses this election.
Don June 27, 2012 at 04:47 PM
When in Rome, do as they do. When it's convenient to vote for Stone, then you vote for him, when it isn't, then you don't. He has to support the anti-quarry group as long as he is a Supervisor, when he runs for another office, don't vote for him.
LHJ June 27, 2012 at 07:57 PM
He doesn't "support" the anti-quary group. He supports the guy who supports the pro-quary group. You don't get it do you?? Have you ever heard of a tactic that provides a politician the opportunity to pacify the locals, maintain enough political support to get re-elected and still accomplish what the political body wants to do? Here's a little example of that kind of game playing. A small group of politicians agree that a project should pass. However, the area the project is going to be in has a hostile group that could unseat the person representing them in that area. An agreement is struck between the politicians that initially, the majority will vote in favor of the hostile group. Everyone is excited, their representative is doing his or her job. However, what they don't know is, there is what is called a "nullifying vote" coming up. Yes, one of the politicians representing another area changes his or her vote. That change allows the politician who risks losing his or her position to save face and maintain his or her position, but the project gets approved, and that politician looks good to the locals and the other, who really could care less, moves into his or her "onward and upward" campaign to a higher office. What does that person who changed their vote get?? They get an endorsement from the politician who couldn't vote against the hostiles... It's all a game.. You got duped.. it happens all the time...
Don June 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Sorry,LHJ but I haven't quite grasped what you're saying. As long as Stone is a Supervisor in our district he needs us and we need him. When he decides to run for another office, then we won't need him. may be. It's a poor way to run a country, but I guess we have to play the game, sad as it A nullifying vote will not be coming up, so we don't have to worry about that.
LHJ June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Oh, so the quarry is a dead deal??? Great... Didn't know that... I thought they had approved what needed approved to clear the way to open the quarry project... My error.... lol
Jerry Simeon June 28, 2012 at 03:53 PM
CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!! You have a new CIVIL RIGHT to good health without being a hostage of the big insurance companies unless you choose to. This is not new. Many have researched this.... but no one as ever accomplished it. Thank you MR. Obama!!
Jerry Simeon June 29, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Is that the reason the Lake is like it is? the watershed and the ground water? Unfortunately many of our cities have to dance with the devil for survival.
Jerry Simeon June 29, 2012 at 06:35 PM
That was a fiasco! But, it was an old idea reborn. I thought it was a joke. The other joke is that in the 21st century we don't have our own regional TV station. Cable promised innovation from public broadcasting. Now I PAY to watch commercials that pay them, etc., etc. I don't need L.A news that throws us a bone once in a while. The millions in San Berdo and Riverside and businesses deserve it, need it, want it. Not a channel, a whole station and network.
Jerry Simeon June 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM
San Berdo and Riverside need our own TV station and network. Not just a public service channel. I PAY to watch L.A. stations and commercials on cable that pay them, etc., etc. The millions of people and businesses need it, deserve it, and want it.
Jerry Simeon June 30, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I apologize, but we've needed this for a long time. So many would be more informed about current events.


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