Despite Very low Poll Ratings a confident Mayor Kevin Johnson refuses to debate or attend voters forums


He has the cash, the celebrity.  So despite record low poll ratings Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson blew off  Sacramento League of Women Voters   North Laguna Creek Neighborhood Association, River Park Neighborhood Association  as well as other groups…..

Johnson’s campaign manager told media in numerous interviews leading up to the forum that Johnson would not attend because the mayor faces “no viable candidates” in the race.

Results Sacramento Bee Poll (Friday, May 18,2012)

What kind of job has Kevin Johnson done as Sacramento mayor?
Excellent
195
32%

32%
Fair
34
6%

6%
Poor
372
62%

62%
Total Votes:  601

 
Four years ago, the Mayor of Sacramento, HeatherFargo, appeared at every forum side by side with a whole pack of candidates viable and otherwise.   It was probably pretty grueling, you know, because of the multiple sclerosis. She needed help getting around, but she showed up to defend her record in public. Meanwhile, Johnson ran around and called Fargo weak and ineffectual, promising a “city that works for everyone.”

Today, Sacramento really doesn’t work for anyone. It’s the city itself that seems exhausted. And the mayor doesn’t show up to debate it.    http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/let-k-j-debate/content?oid=6025402

 Yesterday former Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo endorsed  mayoral candidate  Jonathan Rewers.   Mayor Johnson told reporters “That’s one Vote’ ” Congratulations to him:
 
 
Cityfella
 
Sources: Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Press, ransacmedia, Sacramento News and Review

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

15 thoughts on “Despite Very low Poll Ratings a confident Mayor Kevin Johnson refuses to debate or attend voters forums

  1. Despite this being a self selected poll, and despite the shock that Das Bee didn’t manipulate the results, it does conform to both KJ’s own internal polling via the Raimundo firm, as well as indicating a statistically significant trend of just how unpopular this profoundly unfit mayor is in the eyes of Sacramentans… I think that there’s at least a chance that he could lose his seat, even in the June primary…

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    1. I was a Fargo supporter however, I thought it was time for a change and didn’t want to see her in for a third term. And while I didn’t vote for KJ. I wanted him to suceed. By his third week in office, my friends called and said there was choas in City Hall as many people said “They were in charge” After spending a number of days in City Hall I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like his adminstration.

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  2. What an arrogant ass. I moved here last year and the only thing he cares about is a Arena downtown.

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    1. I know I said, I wouldn’t talk about the arena again….(sorry) Everyone said, the Arena in Natomas couldn’t be renovated or expanded. Last night on Fox 40, the architect of the Arena said no one ever contacted him or his office (now of course we knew this and shouldn’t be surprised) and last night with a magic marker he demonstrated how it could be done.

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  3. Thanks for reporting this. You see nothing in the Sacramento Bee or TV about this lunatic. It’s if they are working for him. Kevin Johnson is a lousy mayor, I dont know much about they other people running for mayor except for the bail bounty hunter but I would vote for him instead of Kevin Johnson, anyone except him.

    This is my first time here, there is a lot of interesting stuff here..

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  4. I want to say that I have never liked Heather Fargo or that other man Tim something, all they cared about was Natomas. I have lived in Curtis Park for 37 years and I voted for Kevin Johnson. Since then, the city has gone downhill, someone stole my car right in front of my house and when I called the police they took three hours. Every time you hear about Kevin Johnson it was about downtown. There are a lot of people who dont go downtown I go the arden cause of the crime downtown and I have never seen a basketball game. I think I wasted my vote, they seem to do what they want to anyway. But I will vote again for anyone other than Kevin Johnson before he run this town into the ground. I have been looking at your news blog and you seem to know a lot. Did you hold office? and if I may, ask what your real name is.

    Tell everyone not to vote for Kevin Johnson Thank you good job

    Rose L Lopez

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    1. Not surprised, this is the Sacramento (far left) Bee’s poll after all. Anyways, liberals hate KJ because he isn’t liberal enough, which is a good thing for this city. We need more conservative, Blug Dog Democrats in Sacramento.

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