Monday, March 2, 2009

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

County Commissioners, again

Monday, however, marks the beginning of an effort by the commissioners to move some meetings to the evening in an attempt to make them more accessible for those who work during the day. From the Star Press 2-28-09

Why in the world would the Commissioners schedule the meeting on the EXACT night as City Council?

One word....attempt. This is a feeble ATTEMPT at best to make the meetings accessible for those who work. More like an attempt to cause conflict.

City Council has held the meetings on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 PM with special meetings and hearings set at 6:30 PM for years.

At best, the conflicting meeting schedule was an oversight by the Commissioners.
At worse, it is business as usual.

See it for what it is...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

O.K. First snafu

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The Rest of The Story

A couple of years ago, I meet 2 very charming women. Oh, the stories they told of betrayal by their political party. The letter she received removing her from membership, appalled me. At that time I was so naïve.

The other woman also found herself in a difficult situation. You see, she had first hand knowledge of AVB impropriety, but what could she do? If she reported it, a loved one may suffer the consequences. What a dilemma, and I was glad it was not my call. Suddenly, the idea came, ever so subtle….have an independent source report it to the SOS. As we all know, emotions were running high in late 2007 and early 2008. So reported it was.

Time marches on, and new information emerges. This is such a small town. Later, it was found that the AVB accusation had no real basis of fact. It was the beginning of a campaign to replace a council member.. Well…with her. She stated in an email that she had already put “the bug” in the ears and she was interested in the position. Of course, she was quick to say, she didn’t have the blessing of 214. It is really hard to be appointed or elected without their High 5’s.

From that point on, many of us saw a concerted effort to gain the support of 214. It was even stated that she was the driving force behind the rumors last summer. Of course, that in and of itself is a “rumor”.

Enter the disenfranchised Democrat, willing to continue rumors, long after they were put to bed, forgetting about the skeletons hanging in her closet.

Commiserating with their plight, having compassion for the difficult or perceived difficult decisions they had made or were about to make, and then finding out all along, it was nothing but a ruse. You feel like the fool.

All this and a few more undisclosed comments and/or actions, I have kept silent on.

I didn’t write the article in October on the downfall of a neighborhood organization. It is not my fault; Muncie is or was on the “Watch List” for Federal funds.

Last year a Demo party insider said….”They will come after CDCPTR. If that doesn’t work, individuals will be targeted.” It is not about name calling or inappropriate on-line content as they would like you to believe.

Quoting a great legal mind “If this is the worse they can find…”

This is the start of “rest of the story”.

To be continued……

Friday, February 27, 2009

Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform- Kernan-Shepard Commission

Great article.

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Some of the recent happenings in Muncie

County Commissioners Meeting @ 6:30 PM 3rd floor of the County Building. 1st Monday of every month.

City Council Meeting @7:30 PM City Hall Auditorium. 1st Monday of every month.

So, you can head out to the Commissioner's meeting, stay for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, then head on over to the City Council meeting.

Nice that our County Commissioners scheduled their meeting on the same night as City Council. They are some great guys.

So much for our elected officials working for the people.