Joe Holtzman talks to the M.V. Deputy Sheriffs about the Sandzimier trespassing incident

I spoke again with Joe Holtzman today.  He is the community leader whose car was attacked by unhinged Mission Viejo City Council candidate Rick Sandzimier, when the latter was caught putting up his campaign signs illegally on private property, by Mr. Holtzman.

Holtzman was interviewed by the Mission Viejo Deputy Sheriff’s today.  They were clearly fishing.  Sandzimier has no evidence or witnesses to back up his outrageous claim that Holtzman’s car hit him – when the car was parked at the time.

The Deputy Sheriffs did allege that the incident may have been videotaped by a mysterious figure.  If so, Holtzman is thrilled.  The video will corroborate his story, he says.

In related news, other Mission Viejo residents have stepped up with allegations that Sandzimier put his signs on their lawns illegally, without their permission.  It turns out this is not only illegal, but the candidates know it.  They are given city statutes when they turn in their campaign paperwork, that include this interesting rule:

On page 27/28, under Political Signs, Section 9.29.315 Temporary Sign, (e): NO TEMPORARY SIGNS SHALL BE PLACED UPON THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER WITHOUT THE EXRESS WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE OWNER OR OCCUPANT OF SAID PROPERTY AND THE DIRECTOR.  (i) NO TEMPORARY SIGN SHALL BE POSTED OR OTHERWISE AFFIXED IN ANY PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY, OR UPON ANY PUBLIC PROPERTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY BUILDING, WALL, BRIDGE, RAILROAD TRESTLE, HYDRANT, TREE, SHRUB, TREE STAKE OR GUARD, STREET SIGN…

As we previously disclosed, Sandzimier has also been caught putting signs on trees – illegal!!!

Why the media is not holding this guy accountable is a very good question.  You would think that Sandzimier, a Planning Commissioner and an Urban Planner, would know the damn sign rules!


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