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Why is Lee Duboc sending unsolicited spam email to people in Menlo Park every week?

Original post made by Wondering, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park, on Jun 23, 2008

Is she planning on running for council again?

Why didn't she have these epiphanies when she was on the council?

She was a spendthrift too.

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Posted by fooled me once
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Either she is running or she is setting the stage for another candidate. She isn't writing those emails though, because they are way too sophisticated for her.

Pretty funny that she is complaining about policies that were established and decisions that were made during her four years on the council. She was a member of the council majority and mayor for a year -- why didn't she demonstrate her leadership skills then?

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Posted by truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Very disappointing approach. I would be you she hasn't shown up at a single city function to offer help, yet she has time to send out letters with questionable data and more questionable intentions. I am all for bringing issues to the table, but not this way, this quiet co-opted email list that shows no proof of "discussion". This is why I voted them out in the first place. Can't we just get some simple honest discussion and not these weird one off random exchanges? So tired of this stuff.

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Posted by Just wondering
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 23, 2008 at 3:44 pm

"The reason I decided to "speak" so frankly is because of a recent conversation I had with my 22-year-old son who just graduated from the University of Washington. He has long wanted to be a public high school teacher in California. He told me that he was not counting on any retirement funding being there for him when it came time for his retirement. He stated that "all" of his generation knew that "the Baby Boomer generation was, in essence, bankrupting "the system"."

Excuse me? How many millions will young 22 year old DuBoc inherit some day from the DuBoc Trust? Maybe that explains the DuBoc cavalier attitude and lack of compassion.

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Posted by dubious
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Ricky Duboc is as likely to be worrying about his retirement as Lee is to be using words like "sublimate." Shame on you, Lee, for trying to skim some political capital off your kid.

P.S. I didn't realize that there would be any retirement money available for baby boomers. Does Lee know something that the rest of us don't? And, by the way, does she believe that Menlo Park can have an impact on national policy?

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Posted by draw the line
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Let's leave personal attacks, especially about kids, out of this! While I don't get what all of this is about, I think this sort of nastiness is inappropriate.

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Posted by Ima Tyur
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:11 am

A 22-year-old is hardly a child, but point well taken. It's not the young man's fault that his mother is Lee DuBoc.

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Posted by not surprised
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:56 am

When Lee Duboc was on the MP Council and was criticized for anything, she claimed the criticism was "just political". She denied being political when she gave away $2.6 million to Menlo Atherton High School; when she tried to give away Bayfront Park to her favorites; and when she allowed Nicholas Jellins to preen and pose in the Mayor's seat in exchange for his never-failing reliable votes.

Let's not forget the origins of her Menlofuture distribution list: Mickie Winkler started the list at a public meeting in the MP Library basement about residential design in 2002. The list was expanded by phony grass-roots organizations like the Menlo Park Neighborhood Association, the Menlo Park Business Association and the Menlo Park Civic Association which later became Menlo Matters. How do I know this? I attended the first library meeting in 2002 and entered a fictitious name and viable email address. Since then, I have been on every email broadcast and every mailing from the Winkler camp.

The only irksome question that looms is how Winkler had people on her email list whose only contact with the City was via a letter to the City's web site. That occurrence seemed odd and hangs out there like rotting fruit.

After Lee & Mickie were bounced from the City Council in 2006, John Boyle inherited their database to distribute for his electronic newsletter which has been remarkably neutral and informative. Unfortunately Lee and her consultants are now using the same list to distribute and test political messages for the fall campaign.

Don't think for a second that those who dominate the current City Council have been idle: If you helped with the rescue of Kepler's or signed the Derry Referendum or signed Kelly Fergusson's Residential Design Referendum, be prepared for more unsolicited propaganda as the election season approaches. These lists began in the Gail Slocum days when information/opinion was distributed by the U.S Postal Service only.

As usual, Menlo Park sticks to its polarized camps. The question is: Can one side listen to the other? Does Lee have some good points?

Is there anything wrong with unsolicited emails? I don't think so. It's a proven method of getting one's opinion out in the Menlo Park world. It's all about databases and yes, it's "just political".

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Posted by fact checker
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Please check your facts. Referendum petitions do not have a space for email addresses.

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Posted by And in addition
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Fact is that the only council member to have obtained email addresses in any underhanded way is Mickie, who harvested them wherever she could, whether or not her behavior was appropriate. She in turn passed her list along to John Boyle.

When you signed up to register to vote, you may have given your email address. If so, you are considered fair game for political messages (and you will be receiving more and more of them in the next six months). If you want to have your email removed from the list, contact Warren Slocum, the voter registrar in San Mateo County.

But don't blame politicians for using the email address you supplied. That's what they do.

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