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From page A7 | March 27, 2014 |

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mr. Willie Turner. I reside in Cordelia. I have worked as a construction supervisor in San Fransisco for many years. Currently I am retired. I am a family man who supported my family and earned the respect to be a good provider. I also had respect from my crew because I gave my crew respect. There were occasions I worked with them to accomplish the task.

I at this time like to point out that Pam Bertani does not have the respect or the best interest of this community nor city government.

Pam Bertani’s fellow council members and Mayor Harry Price endorse incumbent Supervisor Jim Spering in District 3. They do not have confidence in her as a candidate.

When Pam Bertani was a candidate for City Council, I spoke highly of her, trusted her and voted for her. During a meeting last year, I spoke against having to pay taxes on maintenance to the city that I believe is not being done. I spoke to her in a decent manner and she replied, “Who are you?” in a condescending manner. I think elected officials should respect citizens because it demonstrates politeness.

Pam Bertani has not lived up to her duty to the city of Fairfield. She wishes to seek county government and does not have the inclination for the Board or Supervisors. She does not care about any citizen except herself.

I will not vote for Jim Spering because I do not live in his district. I have friends who are ranchers, farmers and business people who say he is responsive. Pam Bertani is politically immature.

I wish you well, Jim Spering. Pam Bertani requires growing up as an elected official. I regret that I voted for her. I won’t make that mistake again.

Willie Turner

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 27, 2014 - 5:34 am

    I bet you voted for Obama twice too along with the rest of the foul California Rat Political Party contingent, didn't you!? Bertani and Spring are exactly what this place richly deserves.

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  • Mr BrownMarch 27, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Why dont you move to Alabama where you belong?

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  • PornacMarch 27, 2014 - 7:20 am

    Isn't there a song Who are you?

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  • The MisterMarch 27, 2014 - 9:10 am

    I'd rather vote for a bit of impoliteness than vote for corruption. Diamond Jim Spering has presided over the corruption going on in Solano County government and failed to exercise his responsibility of oversight. Spering is either not smart enough to do his job, too weak to do his job, or too corrupt to do his job. I'm not a big fan of Pam, but we know what Spering is.

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  • Mr BrownMarch 27, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Sounds to me her mister is The Mister!

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  • AgainMarch 27, 2014 - 9:50 am

    I do not see how a minister can be a mason, seems a conflict of interest... you can not serve two masters

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Pretty obvious to me who is funding them, she is a pony for the unions.

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  • Workin JoeMarch 27, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Sal, please enlighten us as to what she has done for the Unions (or the City for that fact)?

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    She has not done anything, she is just an anti- Sperring pony for them. She has done squat for the city.

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 9:55 am

    She is both impolite and arrogant. She suffers from a superiority complex without the goods to back it up.

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 9:56 am

    The fact is she has no understanding of leadership or politics, she has failed as a council member and will not make it to the post of supervisor.

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  • Mr BrownMarch 27, 2014 - 9:59 am

    I commend Mr Turner for the courage to speak out. The fact is simple, Pam Bertani is no leader, or politician, without the backing of the union she wouldn't be on the council. She will not get elected, period.

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  • nicksjammaMarch 27, 2014 - 10:22 am

    i am still blown away by her nasty evil looks and huffn and puffn she gave me at the Walmart check out stand, because I needed a price check. Coming from a city council member was so uncalled for. No vote from me.

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Nicksjamma You nailed it. She pretends to represent the working class like yourself yet has no patience for rules or courtesy to others.She thinks she is somehow superior to the rest of us. The ways she jeers and gives dirty looks to others tells me she is not only a rude individual, but suffers from a complex that she is somehow free to throw her weight around town, and treat others as beneath her. A real community leaders reaches out to real people and does not treat them with disrespect. She is both disrespectful, conceited, rude, arrogant and ignorant. She will get some purchased votes but money won't buy her a credible reputation. She has no integrity or charisma. And she really needs to rethink her hair fake hair, just sayin.......

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 11:25 am

    nicksjamma u r spot on, she is rude and treats others with disdain.

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  • Mr BrownMarch 27, 2014 - 11:27 am

    nicksjamma Sounds like she has a superiority complex! With an attitude like hers its unlikely she will win friends or overcome enemies.

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  • limaMarch 27, 2014 - 11:45 am

    I agree with the opinions expressed on this forum regarding Council woman Pam Bertani. She has let those of us who voted for her down in a big way. I once approached her at a meeting and introduced myself as one of her constituents and she was very stand offish, as if who was I to approach her? She thinks she is a big shot and treats everyday people like the teller at Walmart, with rude disrespect. She has no business running as our representative and this is not just my opinion. Let the vote count be her wake up call. She needs to go back to Oakland where she came from.

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  • daveMarch 27, 2014 - 11:50 am

    I rarely post on this site but am compelled by the voices of others to speak out against Pam Bertani who I had the displeasure of meeting at a talk on homelessness. She was trying to show she cared about the issues facing us but I could tell when I tried to talk to her in person that she had no time for me. She has a very rude and evil look, glares at you, even her body language is of someone who wants to do nothing with poor people. I feel she is incompetent to run for this position and has proven to be a very ineffective councilwoman, and needs to be voted off not voted in. She could care less for the common man.

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  • pam is a liarMarch 27, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Pam Bertani is a liar. She has lied on her resume. She claims to have done work she did not. Please do not vote for this woman, she is a con artist! Please visit her website and you will find that she claims to have worked for the homeless but in fact has done none of the things she said she did. This is verifiable and will prove she is a con artist. Check it out for yourselves, read where she says she worked for homeless and check if she really did, she did not! Fact check before you vote for her. All we need is another lying politician wanting power for herself without caring for others.

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  • Mr BrownMarch 27, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    Rich If you dont like CA please move to Texas.

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  • rlw895March 27, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    No, Rich should stay. But he should stop expecting California to change to his liking and start to enjoy his life here for what it has to offer. Life's too short to be angry all the time.

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    If Rich cant be part of the solution he needs to stop blaming others. Pam Bertani is part of the problem and removing her is part of the solution.

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  • SalMarch 27, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Councilmember Pam Bertani " Pam Bertani is a patent lawyer and litigator, and an Oakland, California native. Pam is the principal at the Winston Bertani Law Group, located downtown Fairfield – in the heart of the city. In addition, Pam has worked as a youth mentor in Fairfield, and served as a board member for the Interfaith Council, which is the governing board for the Heather House Shelter in Fairfield. In 2009, Pam was appointed to the Fairfield Community Resources Commission and served in that capacity for two years. Pam was elected to the Fairfield City Council in November 2011. " Please note excerpts from her publically published resume: it is full of lies. She closed her practice and does not have an office in downtown FF. She does not work in the community agencies she says she does. She has not succeeded in the city endevours she claims. She is getting away with publishing lies on her resume. Shame on her.

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  • NicksjammaMarch 27, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    WOW!!! Married to a minister, two kids n this is how she rolls? Pitiful...just down right pitiful. Does she have no shame?

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  • RonaldMarch 28, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    I can vouch for her being rude as I've had the misfortune of being on the receiving end of a rude phone conversation with her in which she was seeking my help from where I work, which I won't divulge here. Suffice to say, she was rude from the onset and was not appreciative of the honesty and service provided her. However, some people are smearing her like Sal who claims she is not really an attorney any longer and that is patently false. She is still practicing law and her office can be found on 728 Texas Street, Suite #4. She can also be often found at the Solano County Law Library doing research and checking out books that only local attorneys are allowed to checkout.

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  • SalMarch 28, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    Her office is no longer there, check it out for yourself.

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