Traffic Signal Study requested
I was ruled out of order in last night's city council mtg! I asked whose campaign I needed to contribute to in order to get a study done for a traffic light at Charlesgate and Old Troy. With that said an older man can get up and say I hate all foreigners and he thinks they should all be thrown out of the US in last month's council meeting, yet THAT'S not out of order. Mayor said that we should just "overlook" his statements.
New City Manager & other agenda items for Jan 28th council meeting
The agenda for Monday's Council Meeting is posted on the city's website on the Meeting Information and Audio page Don't forget you can watch the meeting live over the internet (the link only works during the meeting) or you can watch a recording once it is posted a couple days after the meeting. Of course you can always go to city hall Monday night and participate.
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Notes from Administration Committee Meeting 22 Jan 13
I realized the other day that there have been no committee discussions about possibly raising the income tax. The DDN tells us council was thinking about it. Council would have to vote at a council meeting to do this and it would have to be done prior to Feb 6th if they wanted it to appear on the May ballot. The only regularly scheduled council meeting before Feb 6th is on Jan 28th.
Victoria's Italian Cuisine marches with JROTC
Update --- The Ch 7 story is scheduled to play at 11:00pm Tonight Sunday Jan 20th 2013
I just got a call from Mindy Proctor and she told me Victoria's Italian Cuisine has committed to donate 10% of their Sunday proceeds in order to make sure Wayne High School students have the opportunity to participate in JROTC. The restaurant plans to continue this program until the newly formed foundation raises enough money to keep JROTC.
Accounting changes from the 14 Jan 2013 council meeting
|Update: The council meeting was not useful in understanding the $600,000 loan from the Fire Capital Fund to the Fire Operating Fund. It was also not useful in understanding the accounting change. However, I broke down and made personal inquiries. As always the city staff and the council members were helpful and the one on one information was informative. But what good is it if only one person outside council knows "the reason" while the rest of the community has to guess?|
Huber Height's Parenting Skills on Communication
I often wonder what's right and what's wrong, and if there really is a right and wrong. Then I go into politics, and it just confuses my twenty-one year old mind. With politics I feel that everyone seems to be competing for their own ideals and never for for the people's ideas or beliefs. Then there are those politicians who are neither; in fact those politician are "parents". These "parents" view…
Filing date for running for Council and Mayor is Feb 6, 2013
I received a call from the Board of Elections yesterday. The correct date for filing petitions to run for Mayor or City Council is Feb 6, 2013. I do not know why the date was moved 15 days earlier than the first date that was put out but I heard it may have been a calculation error by one of their employees (as opposed to the state moving the date).
Also in an earlier post I wrote that…