It's interesting to note how the percentage numbers have changed since the Who Really Runs Santa Maria? post (Results from 08/24/05 )in the August 18 - 25, 2005, issue of the Santa Maria Sun was posted here on August 24th. As you can see from the link, Tim Ness came in at 59 per cent, with Mayor Larry Lavagnino trailing at 27 per cent.
This site is programmed to stay up-to-date with this poll, so if you click here, you'll see today's poll results -- Lavagnino at 74 per cent and Ness at a measly 17 per cent. (Tin Soldier on 9/12/05: The SUN has concluded its poll regarding power in Santa Maria. Clicking on the this link will show a different poll than the Santa Maria power issue. And the below link will no longer allow voting on this matter.)
Evidently Lavagnino didn't like the Sun's poll backing up the recent Grand Jury report that city manager Tim Ness has assumed too much power -- and that the city council wasn't overseeing him properly.
To change the percentage numbers so drastically in only three days, Lavagnino must be really out beating the bushes for votes.
You, too, can vote. Go to www.santamariasun.com and voice your opinion on who really calls the shots in Santa Maria.
One Tin Soldier