I would like to congratulate all of the candidates who participated in the Nov. 6 election.
The election certainly confirmed that low voter turnout and incumbency were, and always will be, the bane of Agoura Hills. But there certainly were some remarkable revelations and lessons to be learned.
First and foremost is that Home Depot certainly was the issue, and the new/old council should adopt the 60,000 ballot initiative immediately and save the city $25,000. The Home Depot issue was so prominent that the incumbent committees in the last days were spreading the word that the incumbents (were) " … really against Home Depot."
It’s amazing how one can encourage Home Depot to come, but go out of your way to convince the voters you’re not for it, and have them believe you enough to get their vote.
Because this is what got them elected, they should adopt the initiative and work hard to bring in a more desirable Agoura Village onto the same location.
As long as I couldn’t get elected myself, I was pleased to see Denis Weber get reelected—in spite of the anti-Weber efforts of his co-councilors; and more specifically with reference to the Rishoff/Pavley letter in The Acorn that tried to undermine his reelection effort.
The letter was proof-positive evidence that Louise Rishoff should resign immediately.
For anyone who doesn’t know, the letter was Pavley’s payback to Weber for Weber’s endorsement of Pavley’s opponent two years ago in the state Assembly race. The letter served as testimony that Louise Rishoff serves her master (and employer) and that the best interests and needs of Agoura Hills do not concern her.
For any councilperson to give fair, honest and impartial consideration to the needs of our city, that person cannot owe their allegiance to an outside political entity from which a conflict may arise. For these reasons, Louise Rishoff should resign her office immediately.
And don’t forget to vote for the initiative with a 60,000-sq. ft. limitation on retail development.
After all, please remember that you voted for the incumbents because they " … really were against Home Depot" also.