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City Council Candidate Statement: Dwight Robinson

Each City Council candidate's statement will appear on the November ballot.

Editor's note: Patch is publishing one candidate statement each day. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot in November. Order of publication is determined by the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot.

City Council Candidate: Dwight Robinson

Years ago, my wife and I settled in Lake Forest to start our family.

I’ve made it a priority to be involved in our community, to make Lake Forest better for my kids.

I’ve coached Little League. Helped in our schools.

I’m a Charter Member of our Chamber of Commerce.

I’ve served as a Kiwanis Club Board Member, been a Church Elder and I teach Sunday School.

I’m a business owner here in town.

And that’s why I’m running for City Council ‐ to make sure the City works like a business.

When I first moved here, talks had been ongoing for ten years about completing Alton Parkway into Lake Forest. More than a decade later, it was just completed.

We all know the traffic here can be crippling, but not enough is done about it.

I want to create a Traffic Commission, solely focused on improving traffic congestion.

I will work with the School District to find ways to build more classrooms and reduce class sizes, even if it takes investment from the City.

For years, I’ve been working to make Lake Forest a better place to live.

With your vote, I will continue that work on the City Council.

www.RobinsonForCityCouncil.com

Thank you.

Yesterday:

Tomorrow: City Council candidate Marcia Rudolph

LakeForest Lifer November 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Maybe this is answer enough... http://www.gazettes.com/news/crime/trucking-contractors-charged-for-overweight-vehicles/article_c3d2765c-2470-11e2-b736-0019bb2963f4.html or this... http://www.everythinglongbeach.com/charges-filed-against-los-angeles-harbor-grain-terminal-for-overweight-commercial-vehicles/
Lionel M. November 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Lifer, IOW - Robinson's company broke the law months ago, got caught, paid the penalty, and now they are up to their old tricks again? Or is this just the old case? To me it looks like a completely new case.
Andromeda November 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
It appears that the ones who financed the hit piece that I received in the mail on Marcia Rudolph may have been a little overly selective in their criticisms. As a Council candidate Mr. Robinson really owes us an explanation, re: Los Angeles Harbor Grain. And there may be a perfectly rational explanation. But unless it's communicated to the electorate I have to assume the worst.
Lake Forest Citizen Paying Attention November 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Lifer, Lionel, & Omolu - Have any of you ever run a business that is big enough to be notice by the U.S. government? LA Harbor Grain Terminal is running trucks back and forth from the terminal to the harbor pretty much all day, every day. Thousands of trucks coming and going. The number of incidents of overweight trucks alleged in the articles you reference are minimal by comparison. If you have ever run a business that is big enough to be a target for no other reason than the presumed size of its bank accounts, then you might understand that quite often where the government regulators are involved it is simply cheaper and more cost effective to negotiate a settlement and move on than it is to fight to prove a point. When you run a business and have the livelihoods of your investors and employees to consider, you do what is best for the long term health of the business and you take care of your employees. I have been a truck scale operator in the past, and I am currently a licensed attorney who has had to deal with government regulations based litigation. I don't know the specifics of Mr. Robinson's situation, but I understand both the industry he is operating in and the mentality of government regulators. Things are likely not as black and white as you seem to think.
Andromeda November 06, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Your input is appreciated, Lake Forest Citizen. But we are waiting for a response directly from Mr. Robinson himself. He's the one running for office who owes us an explanation. If Mr. Robinson is a victim of the system - we need to hear it from him.

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