Monthly Archives: June 2010

Wrist Slaps for All!

I went to the town hall meeting about Gainesville city budget issues last night. I got there a little late because I had to rush from the other side of town after getting done with a job later than I … Continue reading

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Baited and Switched

During the past Mayoral race, I can recall how the fire assessment fee was brought up. It was always to be levied against churches and non-profits. Over and over again, this was how it was framed. It was to be … Continue reading

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Charter Review Commission meeting tonight at 5:30

This is the last call for voters to show up and demand that they have the opportunity to vote on whether or not our county commission will have single member districts. ┬áThis is not a city issue, but it is … Continue reading

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Admit it. It’s a new tax.

Last night the Gainesville City Commission voted 6-1, only Lauren Poe dissenting, to levy a fire services fee on all property owners. Churches and non-profits are not to be exempt. The Gainesville Sun reported that, “the assessment — which technically … Continue reading

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The challenge before us

This past spring I went from zero to over 6000 votes in about 90 days in the Mayor’s race. Many said this was unwinnable. But thanks to many donors and volunteers and the voters who were just fed up with … Continue reading

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