UPDATED BELOW … Assessor Gus Kramer says his name was misappropriated in the Measure F campaign in Brentwood.
A pro-Measure F email from email@example.com surfaced in Brentwood on Monday. (See the full text below.)
But Kramer says it wasn’t him. He never sent any such email nor did he give anyone else authority to do it.
“I have been victimized,” Kramer said. “I did not send any emails about Measure F nor did I give permission for my name to be used. I have not taken any position on Measure F, but my sympathies are with the no people right now.”
Kramer’s re-election Web site is www.guskramerassessor.com but he uses a different email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE AT 6:15 P.M. Mystery solved. Antioch campaign consultant Dan Lee mistakenly sent out the Measure F email under Gus Kramer’s email address, said Measure F spokesman Tom Koch. Lee was apparently sending out materials for both campaigns when he made the error, Koch said.
From: Contra Costa County Assessor (email@example.com)
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 6:28 PM
Subject: See the MAP of Measure F area… picture worth 1,000 words.
If You Think No on F
Means No Homes.
Measure F opponents would have you
believe that No on F will stop development.
Things aren’t ever that simple!
The Measure F area has been planned for homes for many years.
Either Antioch or Brentwood will develop the site.
Balfour Road needs widening. American Avenue needs to be extended.
These roadway fixes cost $27,000,000. Homes are the only way to pay for this.
Antioch has announced it may be going bankrupt. They’ve already laid off police officers. They need ever penny they can get. Antioch needs growth in order to fund public services.
Antioch’s Roddy Ranch also needs more growth to fund roads and utilities.
Antioch has an average density of 4.5 homes per acre. Measure F limits potential growth to no more than 1.75 homes per acre. An Antioch approval could allow much more development.
LAFCO’s seven commissioners would decide if Antioch can annex this area.
Five commissioners have stated that Antioch could take the area when Antioch’s voters say yes if Brentwood’s voters say no.
So, the question ISN’T IF the area will be developed.
The question is BRENTWOOD or ANTIOCH?
YES on F Means. BRENTWOOD!