By Hope Nelson
Mr. Urbina, you need to get your facts straight!
You currently have a “boosted” ad, meaning you are paying for an ad on Facebook saying that Cori Schumacher, recently re-elected to Carlsbad City Council, has a campaign to defund our police.
From that ad:
“Join me in supporting our top-rated police department and push back against Councilmember Cori Schumacher and her Campaign Zero efforts to defund our police.”
Do you know that Ms. Schumacher was supported this past March by both the Carlsbad Police and Carlsbad Fire Departments in her successful re-election to City Council?
Do you know that in the last 3 budget cycles in Carlsbad, Ms. Schumacher was the only councilmember calling for more police, which Carlsbad finally budgeted in the FY 2019-2020 cycle?
Do you know that there was only one person voting against more fully funding our PD and that was the Mayor, who supports you, Mr. Urbina?
Do you know that in early June, the Carlsbad PD announced on its own that it will no longer practice carotid control holds, known as a chokehold, along with adopting the “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign practices?
From our own City of Carlsbad website:
“Police Support #8 Can’t Wait – The City of Carlsbad Police Department, already named the top rated police department in California for preventing excessive use of force, has put in place all eight policies recommended by the Campaign Zero’s Eight Can’t Wait campaign. The Campaign is part of a national movement to prevent excessive use of force by police.
According to Campaign Zero, these eight policies can decrease police violence by 72%.”
Do you know that your opponent in District 4 is not Cori Schumacher but Teresa Acosta, who is running a clean and honest campaign unlike yours which seems is misleading the public? It would be refreshing to see your campaign discuss the issues.
Mr. Urbina, the only question left is, “Where did you come up with this garbage?”
You are, at best, grossly misinformed and at worst…well, you figure it out.
This sets the poorest example for a City Council Candidate the City of Carlsbad has ever seen. I strongly suggest you bow out of the District 4 Council race.
Since I doubt you will do that, please make sure in the future, you have your facts straight. The residents of Carlsbad deserve honest candidates with integrity that tell truths.