We're having problems with Roger Faubel down here in San Juan Capistrano too. He's behind an effort to smear candidates trying to oust the "good ol' boys" - mostly developers with big bucks who have been controlling the town much like Agran does. One of the good ol' boys is 9-yr incumbent Sam Allevato, a retired cop who is a "consultant" to the Larry Agran-supported PR firm Forde & Mollrich. Not sure what they do since promoting the big orange balloon surely can't cost as much as they're getting from the City, but I digress. Allevato, a 9-yr incumbent who calls himself a Republican, didn't get the OC GOP endorsement this time around, partly because it was revealed that he endorsed Larry Agran and actively worked against Christina Shea who really is a Republican. Allevato's machine which includes Faubel, his "client" the OC Taxpayers Association (for whom he served as president and who still is listed on campaign disclosures at his address) went on a political jihad against the true Republicans running when it appeared their message of reform was resonating with voters who are angry about the prohibitively high cost of water, traffic and more than $100 million in debt ($150 if you count redevelopment debt) that the good ol' boys have created. In a town of 34,000. We'll know soon enough if voters see through the smear tactics, but one thing that is clear to us down here - these people need to be cleaned out. Thanks for exposing this Scott!