Rebutting the Attack on Supervisor Ranalli

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 13, 2017 / comments

[Lon Uso]

You may have seen a recent post by Steve Proe where he said that Supervisor Ranalli took a $50,000 payout. He then posted an "electronic tar and feathering" from Ron Scheckle in which he stated that Mr. Ranalli took a $50,000 donation from the El Dorado Chamber of commerce PAC. 

I don't know Mr. Scheckle and I'm sure he's a great guy but somebody fed him a bunch of BS. I personally contacted the county employee responsible for keeping all FPPC mandated records. Supervisor Ranalli received a $15,000 donation from the Chamber PAC. 

There was also a litany about free rent to the chamber in exchange for this and that and tried to tie his Dollar General vote to this campaign contribution. This is an interesting conspiracy theory but it's basis (the money) is nonfactual and the fact is that if you look into it, you will find that most cities and counties donate rent, money or both to their chambers as chambers are generally considered to be good for business because their activities help businesses and thereby, increase revenue for them.

I'm not trying to change anyone's mind that is mad at Mike for his vote on the store. There are people on the Divide on both sides of this issue, I respect both of their opinions. I do, however expect that he should be judged on the facts and not have some public electronic lynching. 

Thank you for listening, Lon Uso.