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Date Posted: 14:57:00 05/13/17 Sat
Author: What about the actual lies and deception of your city leadership? (here we go....)
Subject: Apparently..some of the hierachy has a burr under their saddle about supposed lies on this site.
Number One Lie was the charter amendment change by council, requested by council,promoted by council, to allow them in emergency situations to only have one council meeting a month. Supposedly, for weather emergencies, holidays, or another govt. meeting or event such as mayor's council. WE THE CITIZENS WERE PROMISED THIS WOULDN'T BE ABUSED. NOW IT'S JUST CANCELED MEETINGS AT A WHIM. This month's first meeting was canceled. supposedly because they didn't have enough items to put on the agenda. well, how about this: council has had two Saturday special meetings to deal with gravel driveways and bricks on the front of businesses on the blvd. Now wouldn't this have been a good time to finish discussion on this issues? Planning and Zoning has had several special meetings and has given their final approval to a motion as it pertains to gravel driveways. So wouldn't this first of the month council meeting be a perfect time to finalize it? Perhaps they just want to call another special meeting so they can pay more over-time and hope no citizen will show up on a Saturday morning.
Then there was the charter amendment change requested by council, promoted by council, to change from two year terms to three year terms. Now the claim, I won't call it a promise, was this would save the city money by discouraging elections and separating the four council seats one year and the two the next to two every year for three years. First off, why would a citizen vote for anything that wold discourage people running for council? Second, how could they ever make the statement that this could save the city money? In our previous charter amendment the person with the most votes won. They didn't have to get 50 plus 1. Just the most votes. So lets look at what has happened the last five years: We had five election and now three run-offs and apparently, a recount is coming. Doesn't sound to me like we are saving a whole lot of money. Sounds like we have doubled what we have spent. Of course that is typical of politicians. They double your taxes and tell you what a great deal you're getting!
The end result of this arm twisting for these obvious self-serving charter amendments was the lose of our public forums. These were well attended forums, but by the time they had a third straight charter amendment forum people quit coming. All sad for us since these amendments were for the council's personal benefit.
Be very aware of future charter amendment changes, such as a city manager, increased pay for council. They do already get paid if you didn't know. 100.00 a month for council and 200.00 a month for mayor and other expenses they're paid for.
So who is really the offending party? Someone who might exaggerate or mis-quote on a website? Or those who are telling actual lies sitting behind the big wooden desk?
Who is doing the real harm here?
And if you question the harshness here, go to facebook or Nextdoor and you'll really hear some people airing it out about city leadership.
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