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Kevin Dayton
Kevin Dayton is a public policy and political consultant in California.
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Kevin Dayton 2h
Dissent is Dangerous. Trump doesn’t have a monopoly on that sentiment BTW. That’s why we are a constitutional republic.
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One step closer to what no one wants: dueling tax plans in November 2020 via
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Kevin Dayton 4h
Replying to @ron15910409
If you have the sneaking suspicion you're doing something illegal, you're probably doing something illegal.
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Kevin Dayton 5h
Replying to @EmorganEric
Interesting. I expect opponents will sue, arguing that DOI needs to go through a rulemaking process. I'm guessing Monterey Peninsula groups will be activated against it. Order 3376 - Increasing Recreational Opportunities through the use of Electric Bikes:
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Kevin Dayton 5h
Replying to @RobertDolezal
On the same principle, if members of Congress believe that federal immigration law is unjust (including entry conditions & procedures), why not introduce a bill to amend or repeal the relevant parts of Title 8 of the US Code? "Power Not Principle."
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Kevin Dayton 5h
Good article by in about the future of microgrids in Monterey County. People with vision across the political spectrum should make this a priority. When will Monterey Bay Community Power reveal its selection for a pilot microgrid?
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Kevin Dayton 5h
The "impeachment inquiry" isn't leading many American political & cultural leaders to question excessive & overreaching power of the federal executive branch. They care about WHO has that power. Why does a President have power to send or block taxpayer money for another country?
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Kevin Dayton 5h
"How do you go up against the federal government, when the government has decided to make an example out of you? How can you possibly move forward from this?” They have money & sophistication to choose a jury trial with decent counsel - poor people do not.
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Kevin Dayton 5h
Replying to @Ryanexpress77
Apparently the voters are OK with it, for now. People mock me for my "conspiracies," but a Trump re-election followed with a sharp recession would be a crisis for California's political leaders & the interest groups and fringe movements that back them. How will they respond?
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Kevin Dayton 16h
Replying to @OrdBadger
Government has a special coercive power. When someone wants to exercise it to reorganize existing order & make the world a better place, it's right to be extra wary. What might be the person's subconscious motivations? Is that person self-vigilant about certain temptations?
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Kevin Dayton 16h
I do believe in a lot of conspiracies, based on my assessment of human nature as evil & selfish, combined with the harsh reality of human history. One of my conspiracies is that deep in the heart of every person is the desire to be a tyrant; in fact, more than a tyrant - a god.
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Kevin Dayton 17h
Follow this account for live-tweet coverage of an effort tonight to stop a mixed-used development in Santa Cruz.
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Kevin Dayton 17h
Replying to @42applesenergy
We'll see what happens with the election. One person who decides to invest several million dollars in a signature-gathering campaign for a ballot measure could shake things up & tempt people who have visions & ambitions.
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Kevin Dayton 17h
Replying to @42applesenergy
If Trump wins re-election in 2020, it's uncharted waters. Unless 1860 is a precedent.
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Kevin Dayton 17h
Some people in California who are (rightfully) agitated about political influence from one particular foreign government may quietly welcome it if there's a credible secession campaign in 2021. That foreign government has been stirring up trouble & waits for opportunity...
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Kevin Dayton 17h
Have you ever seen $2 billion move so fast? A reminder that massive government employee pension funds have the power to change destiny.
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Kevin Dayton 18h
I don't know why hasn't been touting improvements they're making to the old Salinas Women's Club building, reportedly built in the 1910s. I was told this unused building will be used for city offices. Roof repair has been done as well as exterior work.
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Kevin Dayton 21h
Replying to @bphesq @CityofSalinas
It will likely move forward if the lowest responsible bidder is around the estimate of $8.8 million.
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Kevin Dayton 21h
Salinas City Council votes 5-0 (2 absences including Steve McShane, who represents Downtown) to authorize the Main Street Streetscape Project to go out for bid. If low bid is way over estimate, this project could be in jeopardy. Neighborhoods with residents want that funding.
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Kevin Dayton 21h
Replying to @CityofSalinas
Councilmembers Davis & Barrera say other street improvements in City of Salinas more important than Main Street in Downtown, and this is something carried over from decisions of earlier city councils. Others are concerned about parking loss. If bid is too high, maybe abandon it?
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