In my opinion, the voters have no choice. This city is, governed by one party, ruled by the Democratic Party MACHINE. Until a candidate, not selected by the machine, with power comes along, we taxpayers have no choice but to pray for a state takeover, which is also ruled by the Democrats.
Yes D.K.J. do you know people powerful enough to defeat the MACHINE?
The fix is always in. Is this "amazing" (LOL)? Your statement reeks of, in my opinion, naivety.
I believe you tried; how did that work out for you?
IN MY OPINION:
IT’S VERY HARD TO “BELIEVE”, WHEN WE ARE TAXED SO HIGH, SO FREQUENTLY; WITHOUT R.O.I. (services)
A shout of praise must go to Council members, REYNOLDS AND THOMAS, who are doing their job in attempting to protect us from the wrath of over taxation.
It appears we, the taxpaying public, are now a welfare agent for this administration’s ineffective leadership and inept performance. (Political paybacks and no show jobs) The mayor wants the control of the school taxes? Sounds like gang warfare by Reverse Robin Hoodlums as we feed the VORACIOUS gluttony of the VERNON BEAST. In my opinion, it’s time to reduce this government and lift the welfare burden off our tax paying backs.
Get employed by the city, pay no taxes, as the taxes paid by others satisfy, in part or whole, any obligations that a resident government employee has or may have. REAP THE WILD WIND!
“Employee benefits account for $29.1 million, a 5.4 percent increase from last year ($27.6 million).”
“Davis, continues to be handcuffed by escalating unfunded mandates” or should it read DAVIS AND HIS CITY COUNCIL FLUNKIES NEED TO BE HANDCUFFED?
"Tempers came to a boil two weeks ago when Councilwoman Debra Reynolds was ordered ejected by Davis from a meeting after speaking out of turn. "
“20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's.”
The "Hail Caesar" of antiquity (although at the time of the Horatti a Caesar had
yet to be born) was transformed into the "Heil Hitler" of the modern period.
Perhaps the mayor should set the example by trimming his staff of the fat cat leaches who feed off our tax dollars. Get rid of those no show jobs that require assistants to the assistants to the assistants.
PROVE YOU DESERVE THE SALARY PROVIDED BY TAXATION!
If you want us to believe, then show us that you want to relieve!
"The City That Believes", in reality, isn't it "THE CITY THAT GRIEVES?"
remember this story published by this site?
What are the findings of the ethics committee regarding the city council president? Or are they awaiting results from the FBI? View Comment
If the city council president, Pro- tempore, sits in, we all know how this will turnout, they might as well not waste our time; WE ARE DOOMED to mediocracy and very large tax bills. It would be very convenient to have all are tax bills mailed IN CARE OF the Mayor.
Some times it may be convenient to use another address for tax obligation documents. HMMM.... does this sound familiar? View Comment
I think the passing of the budget is a forgone conclusion; as Edwards (in my opinion) is the Mayor's boy. The vote will be 2-1 for the budget, as I believe Edwards does not have the GONADS to oppose the KING! View Comment
AS I PONDER:
"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss."
What can honest citizens expect from a leader who cannot manage his personal affairs?
It appears that the state of this city is very reflective of his personal traits.
What choice do we really have when we are ruled by Democrats who oil the machine?
Render Caesar his dues and pray for the army of righteous retribution for those who rob and have robbed the decent law abiding residents of this city.
What really are the highest priorities, pot holes or, tennis courts?
The city motto has been changed back to quote THE CITY THAT BELIEVES unquote
When the Young regime was in power it was “A CITY OF PRIDE AND GREATNESS”
I said then:
A government without ethics, "A city of pride and greatness?"
A city of shame and corruption led by a mayor and a bunch of thieves who make Ali Baba and his band look like amateurs.
This WHOLE City government, for lack of a better word, SUCKS!”
The only change I have seen thus far, in my opinion, is the motto.
“We’re navigating our way clear after one of the most difficult years in recent memory. 15 months in office is not enough time to wipe off the rust that has built in the city the last four years,” he said.“Will we dance or sit it out? I hope you dance.”
I'm quite sure that this man hopes we will waltz to the tune of BLAME THE OTHER GUY, "DON'T BLAME ME." View Comment
This city needs younger forward thinking minds who realize that government is for the people. These elected officials are about themselves, wealth and recognition. Real estate and material gains are temporary accomplishments which must be passed on to the next greedy person in line.
Should this city change its motto to:
THE CITY OF VERY LITTLE CHOICE? View Comment
Davis said. “It’s an experience that Mount Vernon residents won’t soon forget.”
Yes, Mr. Mayor, there are quite a few experiences, past and present, that we, HONEST CITIZENS, shall NEVER forget! View Comment
The majority of our citizens are hard working taxpayers who deserve the best HONEST leadership possible.
This present administration, and the previous one, has produced some laudable signs of progress. However: the publicized corruptive practices and actions by a few of its members have dwarfed those notable accomplishments.
I dont't know how others might feel, but I am FED UP, I can only hope that the FEDS will uncover the TRUTH. View Comment