Road improvements on Old Troy before Riverside, Office Building vs…
I am sure that if I had listened closely to the Aug 8th Work Session I could come up with more items to address. However, I was scrubbing walls and didn't catch everything. You might know that I am running for council and will be on the ballot in November. Here are a couple take aways from what I heard while listening this morning.
I don't know why council is wasting staff's time discussing…
Wait to Renew the Income Tax Levy
We don't have to pass the renewal levy this year because it does not expire until 2025. Lets use our vote to make sure council starts to provide the details about big projects like the purchase and revitalization of the strip mall on Brand Pike.
Ward 4 - Andy Hill
The Ward 4 race is between Carl Urbanas and Andy Hill. My choice for that race is Andy Hill.
The reason is because Andy was the one candidate of all the candidates in all the races that was willing to go on the record as being against the deceptive tactics counsel was using in order to try to get some of the ballot measures passed. This went a long way to sway my opinion and shows he is…
Mayors Vision: South of Taylorsville Rd.
Good day. I was recently asked by Council to provide my vision for the city for this upcoming year. This is the fourth of five planned installments. In this section I start with the pragmatic and then allow myself to explore the romantic.
The pragmatic Tom:
Anyone that has been paying attention to the politics in this city knows that I always…
Controversy, Controversy, Controversy
We made the newspaper again today. For those of you that might not know the City hired retired State Senator and former judge Neal Zimmers to lobby for Huber Heights in Columbus. I think a chronological posting of email messages is a good way for you to understand all contention of the lunch meeting at TJ Chumps.
From: Neal Zimmers
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 4:31 PM
To: McMasters, Tom
Ed Lyons - Thank you council for a billion dollars!
Thank you council for giving us a billion dollars, "that's billion with a b". This was Ed Lyons showing his understanding of economic development at the announcement of "The Heights" development project just before he was elected to council.
If Ed Lyons, Jan Vargo, Karen Kaleps or Lu Dale were capable of understanding what it takes to produce economic development they would have…