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Re: “'A power grab, pure and simple'

Well Said Dick4, WE SECOND THAT STATEMENT "It is ABOUT TIME that our elected strong mayor grabbed power from the totally self serving and incompetent legislative power that City Council has become. LONG LIVE THE STRONG MAYOR BACH!"

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Posted by TFBR cares on 01/19/2012 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Can't stop the rain

Well said and written Pokey, I agree with you fully, This did not happen over night! The absolute truth; "Larry Small was on City Council when this abuse occurred. He voted repeatedly for more bonuses, more salary increases, and less public input. And believe it or not, as we speak, the Public Utilities department wants ANOTHER PAY INCREASE."

Posted by TFBR cares on 10/30/2011 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Utilities spending for 2012: 8.6 percent increase

City Council, Mayor and Chief of Staff,

As I sat through and listened to the departments present their budgets, I notice a reoccurring theme, they all had to budget more for expected utility rate increases. Council as the Board for Utilities you can so no to these rate increases. Think of the boots on the ground for both Police and Fire that proposed rate increases for 2012 could pay for. City Utilities for years has increased their RATES to the City and the Citizens claiming the same reasons that their revenue does not cover the overhead and they have to meet bond rating expectations.

Well as the Board, I ask is it not time to cut their overhead quit buying new equipment and performing all of the installations and repairs in-house? Now more than ever it is time to put C.S.U. on the same cost effective diet that the rest of the City has been placed on. Please don't just accept the one number given (routine) revenue vs. overhead, go ahead and count the pencils and paper clips if necessary the whole City and it's Citizens will benefit from your work.

Posted by TFBR cares on 10/19/2011 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Utilities spending for 2012: 8.6 percent increase

As I sat through and listened to the departments present their budgets, I notice a reoccurring theme, they all had to budget more for expected utility rate increases. Council as the Board for Utilities you can SAY no to these rate increases. Think of the boots on the ground for both Police and Fire that proposed rate increases for 2012 could pay for. City Utilities for years has increased their RATES to the City and the Citizens claiming the same reasons that their revenue does not cover the overhead and they have to meet bond rating expectations.

Well as the Board, I ask is it not time to cut their overhead quit buying new equipment and performing all of the installations and repairs in-house? Now more than ever it is time to put C.S.U. on the same cost effective diet that the rest of the City has been placed on. Please don't just accept the one number given (routine) revenue vs. overhead, go ahead and cou

Posted by TFBR cares on 10/19/2011 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Bach: Meet the new Boss

When the citizens voted in the new form of government they wanted to separate the executive branch (the Mayor) from the legislative branch (City Council) and judicial (Municipal Court). The Mayor's right to hire and fire has not changed from what the City Manager's powers were in the past, except that the Mayor answers to the Citizens and was not hired by City Council as the City Manager had been in the past. The ties to City Council have been broken in regard to control over the City Manager as their employee. Personnel problems are no longer your day to day concern as City Council the weight of those concerns now lies daily upon the shoulders of the Mayor and his Staff, if the Citizens are not happy with his decisions they can recall him or just vote him out the next election!

As elected officials (the same as the Mayor) you are all equal in the eyes of the public, your were elected to serve the best interest of the majority who elected you. Petty statements to the media such as above by the Council President only serve to divide this community further and blacken the eye of our image with the Nation and prospective businesses (JOBS)!

Working together as our elected leaders for the common good of the Citizens of this City would be a righteous act!

Posted by TFBR cares on 10/12/2011 at 8:17 AM

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