1. in the know
    April 3, 2014 - 11:40 pm

    answer hell no!!!! who article bogus

    • Billy Jack attack
      April 4, 2014 - 11:31 am

      Good then I can go back to promoting Ramos for being a champion of justice.

      • Administrator
        April 4, 2014 - 11:37 am


  2. Observer of Facts
    April 4, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    Perhaps Jake Hanson should provide us with the answer, since he is the one who made the claim.

    I just reread the comment, and it states that Dan Richards was an “elected official in Rancho Cucamonga.” In my opinion, that language implies that Mr. Richards was an elected official for the City of Rancho Cucamonga, and brings up images of a City Councilman or Planning Commissioner.

    Why do I have a feeling that what we are going to find out is that his office was located in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, and that he was elected to a far less influential position, such as the President of a local Board of Realtors?

    But I could be wrong, and will gladly admit it if I am. I look forward to learning the facts.

  3. Anonymous
    April 4, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Are you people kidding me? Seriously, everything Jake Hanson said and you are looking at this? How about the real meat in the matter. Did people involved in the Colonies put Ramos in office to oust Stout???? Isn’t that what Jake Hanson said? Matter of public record, check the contributions, it’s there for the taking and it’s a biggy. Joe won’t look, will anyone else??? Blows Ellis and all of his recent posturing out of the water.

    • Anonymous
      April 4, 2014 - 10:11 pm

      According to Observer of facts logic, everything you mentioned is null and void because Hanson cannot back up his claim that Dan Richards served in an elected office in Rancho during the 80s. However, I actually see your comment as a plus because the fact that Mike Ramos is prosecuting the very ones that Hanson claims put him in office demonstrates that he is not their slave, not every elected official can say that. For instance, Postmus and Biane took the bribe. So have many in lesser capacities such as Erwin, Kirk, Gutierrez, and Pomierski, all colonies associates. Oh did I forget Derry? Him too.

  4. Observer of Facts
    April 5, 2014 - 5:05 am

    So now we have learned that The Colonies put Mike Ramos in office.

    I have lost count of how may elected officials The Colonies supposedly placed in office. And this is in addition to the successful manipulation of three county supervisors and a couple of Superior Court judges.

    Is it logical to believe that a relatively small time developer would have this much power?

  5. Jake Hanson
    April 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm

    Some have questioned the assertion that Dan Richards was an elected official.
    You might have called Dan and asked him. He would have told you he was an elected member of the Foothill Fire District. My recollection was that he served in this capacity for eight years, serving two full terms. I may be mistaken in that he might have served three terms or two terms and a portion of a third.
    There was a suggestion by someone that he could not have held a very substantial elected position, since, it seems, no one commenting on the blog remembered him serving in any elected capacity. I anticipate that someone will further suggest, upon being told that the agency was the Foothill Fire District, that this was not a substantial post. Let me disabuse anyone of that notion.
    The Foothill Fire District was, until 1988, the agency overseeing the fire department in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. At one time the district’s boundaries may have included more than just the city of Rancho Cucamonga, including unincorporated county property at it periphery. At the time of the 1988 merger, however, the district’s boundaries were coterminous with the Rancho Cucamonga City Limits, an enclosed land area of approximately 49 square miles.
    The board was a substantial entity. One of its members – Bill Alexander, went on to become a city councilman in Rancho Cucamonga, then its mayor and now again, a council member. In addition to overseeing policy with regard to the fire department and hiring [and according to some, if you read contemporaneous newspaper accounts, micromanaging] the fire chief, who was delegated to run the department, the district board made recommendations that were almost uniformly followed by the Rancho Cucamonga Planning Commission and Rancho Cucamonga City Council with regard to safety considerations pertaining to development projects within the city of Rancho Cucamonga, including residential street width, water main availability, water pressure and with regard to multi-family units, the necessity for installing fire sprinklers.
    A measure of how substantial the district was can be gleaned from the status of the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department today. It has such a large budget that, unlike any other city in San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamonga does not operate its fire department out of its general fund. Rather, it funds the fire department separately and keeps its accounts on a separate set of books. Rancho Cucamonga’s fire department alone has a budget larger than the general funds of ten of the county’s 24 cities.

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