“What Defines Our Character In The End, Is How We’ve Dealt With Our Challenges,” Personifies Martha Goss. Founder Of A Remarkable Charity After Heartbreaking Tragedy, Goss Receives An Unexpected Tribute, Republished Here!

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While I’ve known San Antonio Water Board Member Martha Goss for years, I’ve learned something new today, that has moved to me to the marrow. That’s because Martha Goss is so humble, she’s never one to promote herself, nor want to be in the spotlight. But when I was on Facebook this morning, I read a tribute piece that was written by someone else and it was so moving, I instantly knew I had to republish it here. So after wiping the tears from my eyes and composing myself, I sat down and put this post together, so that you could read the tribute too. And while I’ve admired Martha Goss tremendously before today, I now want to do everything I can to help promote awareness of her charity, because the work it is doing is so vitally helpful to others, during the most painful time of their lives. So please, take a few minutes to read the below and consider making a donation of any size, to this amazing local non-profit charity.

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Supercar Scandal On Road To Bankruptcy Court! Upland School Board Gets Demand Letter To End At-Large Elections, While Council Adopts Election Map With At-Large Component! Plus, Shawn Betz’s Updates Too….

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My God there’s never a dull moment in the City of Upland. In a matter of just a few days, we have HUGE UPDATES regarding the owner of the now defunct Supercar Dealership and….. The Upland School Board gets whacked with an imminent lawsuit demand letter if they don’t stop electing members at-large in citywide elections, just as the council votes to approve a redistricting map with an at-large component and…..The Shawn Betz’s missing person cold case is getting crazy hot publicity too. So, all you have to do is click “Read More” below to see the rest of this smoking hot report and….. You’re so welcome.

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What The Hell Happened At The Redistricting Hearing? A Motion To Keep The Existing Map & Not Redistrict At All! What?!

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Well if I die tomorrow, I will feel like at least I’ve seen it all now. My phone, email and text message notifications were going crazy until well after 1AM after the meeting, by residents as shocked and frustrated as I was. What was witnessed during the 1/10/22 council meeting is going to be hard to write about, but I do find the process cathartic. Let me just say right now, this is the most important report of 2022 and possibly the next ten years, hands down. I thank you for caring enough about The City of Upland, to read it.

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Redistricting City Council – Public Hearing Mon, Jan 10th @ 7PM! Should Council Go From 4 to 5 Districts & Have A Rotating Mayor? Yes, No, We Think So, Here’s Why……

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Redistricting is a once in a decade event, under normal circumstances. But most of us know Upland just did this and had its first district elections in 2018. The reason being Upland had never redistricted before and was using an at-large voting scheme and was threatened with legal action, for not complying with the 1964 Voting Rights Act and the California Voting Rights Act. The district map Upland adopted to ward off a costly lawsuit, was used to elect Janice Elliott, Rudy Zuniga, former Councilman Ricky Felix in 2018 and then Bill Velto, Shannan Maust and Carlos Garcia in 2020. However, that map used census data from 2010 and now that we have the 2020 census and a population increase of 5,637 residents living predominately in south Upland, the entire map needs to be redrawn, again. So, find out what this means to you and what the options are for changing the way Upland elects its city council, in this report.

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Amazon Appealing Court’s Decision, Supercar Dealership Lawsuits Piling Up & 34-Year Old Cold Case For Missing Upland Youth, Gets Fresh Look From UPD!

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There’s lots to catch up in today’s report and having attended the December 13th, Upland City Council Meeting, I have so much to say. The meeting started with the council going into closed session to discuss the never ending Amazon / Bridge Development debacle, so residents were up in arms from the jump. Then, the regular meeting opened with 13-minutes of absolutely gut-wrenching public comments from the family of an 11-year old boy that went missing 34-years ago, from the south-west corner of Foothill and Euclid in 1988. The audience and council were moved to the point of tears and now, the case is getting a fresh look from UPD’s finest. This new council is magnificent and there are no words for how much I LOVE this town and its residents. But first, without further ado, let me say MERRY CHRISTMAS UPLAND!!!!

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