[Summit] City Council election

Robert Mathiesen rmath13 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 12:48:13 CDT 2014


By all means have a forum and invite both -- but if one of the two doesn't
show, the other must still be able to speak at the forum.  --  Bob M

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Emlyn Addison <noisyblocks at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'd have had a similar opinion about Jackson early on; that all persons
> vying for public office should get a fair shake. But then reading this
> information about Jackson's unpaid fines--and the *reasons* for those
> fines--leaves me thinking that any such effort would be rather fruitless.
>
> It's like passing the mic to Buddy Cianci--if we'd only give the the guy a
> chance to explain himself maybe we'd all vote for him? Hmm.
>
> Emlyn
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Gayle Gifford <gayle at ceffect.com> wrote:
>
>> If Marcus is launching a serious campaign, which he seems to be doing,
>> then
>> is it possible that SNA might try to invite him and Kevin Jackson to a
>> candidate forum?
>> I would very much like to hear positions.
>>
>> I know that Kevin is terrible at getting back to constituents and has very
>> much taken this seat for granted. His support for Cianci is shocking. Yet,
>> he should have the opportunity to explain that and his past record to the
>> neighborhood, shouldn't he?
>>
>> I think we need to all be well-informed before rashly jumping out on any
>> candidate.
>>
>> Kevin has taken some very important actions over the years that have
>> benefited the neighborhood and many of the city's poorest residents. When
>> Mayor Cicilline tried to ram through zoning changes (in which the city
>> planning department was hot on having the businesses on Hope St add floors
>> and grow upwards)  without undertaking the required comprehensive planning
>> first, Kevin was among the council members who challenged him. The council
>> hired its own advisor who advised that the mayors action was not legal.
>> The
>> council pushed very hard against the Mayor, who was not happy, but the
>> Mayor
>> had to step back and  engage the community the right way.
>>
>> The city council position is a more than full time job. I want to know
>> that
>> anyone we elect has the stamina, the political savvy and positions that
>> are
>> good for the city, not just for  our neighborhood but for all of
>> Providence's residents.
>> ****************************************
>> Gayle L. Gifford
>>
>>
>>
>>
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