at least this mayor doesn't act like a figurehead, being used like a bar of soap, buy city council and the public utilities. If our local reporters would dig deeper in their jobs, we might be heard as property tax/rate payers. The PPRTA was apart of stormwater tax scam which was defeated by taxpayers. So the PPRTA should really be dissolved. So lets investigate city council on this matter.
"He [Bach] suggested Council might send voters a charter amendment for separate attorneys, "one for the mayor and one for the City Council."
Why doesn't Mayor Bach just do this himself, sans any input from council? This seems to be his standard M.O. anyway. Besides, Bach already knows all about hiring attorneys separate from city council - and the city attorney himself. I wonder how much this has cost the taxpayers so far. And why can't Bach's pet lawyer Chris Melcher handle city business himself? Why did Bach have to hire outside lawyers to investigate the urban renewal authority? Or USOC and Terry Vasquez? Or Memorial Hospital? And Bach has the cajones to accuse council of wasting taxpayer's money?? What a hypocrite.
I can't wait to see the list of accomplishments Bach achieved after one year in office, which is approaching soon (certainly the Indy will compile its own list, right?) At the top should be "dismantling the city one department at a time," then "single handedly brought morale of city employees to lowest point ever," followed by "manipulated council relationship through management by intimidation." Who died and made this guy king anyway? I've lived here over 40 years and this is the absolute worst abuse of the mayor's office I have ever seen.
contrary to commisioner's belief mmJ isn't a gateway drug dumb*&^%%. before you try to pass laws or state opinions get the facts. the only people funding the war against making pot legal are the alochol companies-they don't want to lose money.
Hill is right about the local GOP being mayhem.
Educate yourselves before it's too late. We've posted several maps to show the fragile nature of EPC aquifers and you will find many of them no where else but here:
Now when these guys tell you this is safe, ask yourself this: are the cement casings they pour around the well bore for the HIGH PRESSURE fracking fluid that goes through the aquifer to the oil/gas deposit below... are they sound, carefully regulated, over-engineered, unable to fail, etc?
Remember the BP Gulf disaster? The largest in US history, which still plagues the Gulf states? What happened?
The cement casing, poured by Halliburton, failed under gas pressure, made a candle out of the well bore, killed 11 men on the platform and poisoned the entire Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton lied to regulators, cheated the regulations for cement quality, destroyed evidence, etc.
2. Ask them if their current technology is able to locate every fissure, crack, crevasse, faultline, geologic discontinuity, etc. that connect the gas/oil field with the aquifers around (there are several) AND what is the effect of extremely HIGH PRESSURE fluid injection in terms of the migration of oil and gas through those fissures and into the water.
3. How high is that pressure if it's causing earthquakes from Raton to Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, AND if the pressure is that high, is it creating more fissures for the fracking fluid to migrate into the water aquifer?
(you know the answers).
Chet, I spearheaded that rally in my personal capacity in my personal time using my personal resources, which I have made abundantly clear.
While realizing the Carrier case is of great importance, I am disgusted with demeaning focus put on that case with the disrespectful announcement of the Passing of Mann Principal Scott Stanec. Scott was an amazing Father, Husband, Principal, Teacher, Mentor, Son and Friend to many. The Gazette did the same shameful media garbage, and I was shocked that the Independent followed suit.
r.e. "City will develop regulations by May"
Maybe I'm missing something (and I could very well be), but couldn't many of these question have been asked earlier?
the headline should read Council, not County.
the implication that council may decide against drilling and turn down hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees and taxes is ridiculous.
Tired of hearing pundits proclaim that OWS has no message. So here's a slogan: "Don't let us eat cake; let us have our daily bread!"
Downtown 'ambassadors'..... Now if they can only help us navigate past the panhandlers...
How much did it cost the City for the Councilman and his entourage to visit NYC?
The new GOP - Muslims or their spouses need not apply.
So, Mr. Mayor - What's wrong with Springsgov.com?
I thought you were all about controlling costs...
Two men in their 40's re-enter the workforce only to discover the pursuit more difficult than imagined. "The Unemployment Chronicles" -- a continuing series ... http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/10/the-u…
When it comes to unemployment it’s been a tale of two recessions, with level of education playing an unprecedented role in whether you’ve been pink slipped or not. Getting a degree from "High Speed Universities" is the only solution
Lawmakers are in the process of closing any loopholes that currently exist with laws pertaining to some herbal incense products, but there efforts will prove to be fruitless in the end. The prohibition of marijuana has created this demand for legal marijuana alternatives. A rather prosperous niche that will be tapped into for as long as marijuana continues to be illegal. There are many places one may still buy k2 incense and according to the vendors, like http://www.buyk2.com the k2 herb products they sell are legal everywhere.
How can our city council, work with someone who knowingly tried to boost his pension benefits, unless they know or knew more than they are saying. The trail is leading to our elected officals, we thougt would listen to the voters. Instead we have misinformation,not able to vote on public issue's like rate hikes, sds,b/l ranch fiasco, mis calculations on our property taxes. As a voter, I can't justify paying this person's salary another second. The mayor must fire (STEVE COX). Step-up and do the right thing. Or unless scott hente has you worried. Heck, if you could request a recall of hente.
Thank you for discussing the controversy concerning Spiel's art being excluded from the State Fair art show this year. I agree that it seems entirely inappropriate and imperious that the State Fair general manager would independently reject an artist's work, prior to it being juried. This high-handed absolutist approach to governing an art show reminds one that in our country you need not have read the books to know that burning them is wrong.
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