Lynn’s little bit of trivia 5-23-18 after the sunset wb state electricity board bill pay

BAD POLITICS – the 27th worst thing–Conjured up a plan to repave 50% of the roadways and place the infrastructure at the Park of Commerce. Might cost the taxpayers $100 million or more for a 30 year obligation bond so that general contractors and developers can get rich

BAD POLITICS – the 26th worst thing they did–Voted to allow open container alcoholic drinking in our downtown, city parks and at our beach on city special events so that the city could make money from boozers and compete against our merchants

BAD POLITICS – the 25th worst thing they did–Fought the Heights Referendum and directed the city attorney to find a way and render an opinion to overturn the March 2013 vote. Caused a court opinion and tied up all development in our downtown

BAD POLITICS – the 24th wildest decision–Voting to have an Ordinance weaning off the city’s dependency on the Electric Utility funding to operate our city thus lowering electric rates and making it a super-majority vote from the dais to over-turn it. This is a lofty dictatorship

BAD POLITICS – the 20th worst decision–Voted not to accept the certified signatures for a Charter Amendment for Nov 2012 election. Delayed it to March 2013 special election to cost the taxpayers $21,000 dollars so that they could play politics to defeat it. The city lost. The people won by nearly 57% of the vote and this commission will not honor the vote.

BAD POLITICS – The 8th worst decision–Voted to burn $40,000 already spent by not proceeding with the renovation of the 110 N F Street building and moving various departments. We are left with gutted building and employees working out of trailers

BAD POLITICS – The 4th worst thing–Kicking the can down the road–Did not want to take Staff’s advice to fix the Utility customer service long term problem by outsourcing it as well as saving a bunch of money but instead capitulated to the Union

You punch me, I punch you back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag. Edward Koch Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide." Ayn Rand It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so. Ronald Reagan The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill

With integrity nothing else counts; Without integrity nothing else counts. Winston Churchill Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey S. Firestone It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H. L. Menken Referenda insure all have a voice in land use decisions. U.S. Supreme Court Listen carefully to first criticism of your work. Note just what it is about your work the critics don’t like – then cultivate it. That’s the only part of your work that’s individual and worth keeping. Jean Cocteau