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What do you feel is the most ignored issue in the county at the moment?

LocalTAlk_mitchelHNo rights for single fathers. My experience is that the women get the full choices without the father being able to speak their pieces. I think it's a one way street when it comes to that. That's my experience.

Mitchel Herrera
Santa Cruz | Disabled






LocalTAlk_mickHHomelessness. Help provide jobs for people, and give them treatment if they’re addicted to drugs. Jobs, security,  a sense of belonging and community. I understand a lot of people pass through here, it being a the tourist area, and I'm not from here originally, but I want to stay so to do that you have to be able to work.

Mick Helmel
Aptos | Advertising






LocalTAlk_saraRI think unemployment and the state budget for education.

Sara Ramirez
Santa Cruz | Attendance Technician









LocalTAlk_royI think the job opportunities for young people that are just getting out of high school or college are few and far between now, and it's really rough for kids to get started with their first jobs. I think getting into the work place is a really big issue.

Roy Wittrup
Santa Cruz | Retired Engineer

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written by Sheri Helmel, October 10, 2010
Also Mr. Helmel you have another kid in Davenport, Iowa that you're not paying child support on & the grandmother is raising it on her own without any financial support from you. You owe me about $10,000 in back support, plus current charges. Looks like you'll be paying child support even after your kids turn 18 cuz you're so far behind. The child support recovery unit in Iowa are looking for you, just like Californa is. You haven't changed one bit, you're still messed up in the head. However, you do look like you aged a lot & have more wrinkles on your face, but your stringy messed up hair still looks the same. Anyway, you need to keep it real & be honest to everyone out there that you don't support your kids & you're a deadbeat!!!!!!!
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written by Sheri Helmel, October 05, 2010
Child Support, that's the most ignored issue. But then Mr. Helmel, you should know all about that one, right? You already owe around $10,000. I'd like to know when I'm going to receive it. It looks like you're doing pretty good with your telemarketing or "advertising" job I should say. So where's the child support? Huh, Mr. Helmel?

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