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Friday, November 17, 2006

Two Thumbs Up

Wednesday in the Operations Committee Becky Nace bucked the good ol' boy system and sided with neighborhoods. Insiders say she is now suffering for this with name calling and assertions that she stepped out of bounds. Neighborhoods believe, unlike other council members, she actually knows her place. The definition of at-large is to represent the whole. That's exactly what Becky did Wednesday. She looked beyond her district and spoke up for other constituents she was also elected to represent. While Councilman Eddy grudgingly supported her motion, it is our understanding that he is one of those most upset with Ms. Nace. It would appear that he is the one who doesn't understand who he is supposed to represent. Just as his district was opposed to Richards-Gebaur, they are opposed to Bridgezilla over the Blue River; yet, he continues to pursue it any way he can, even if that means being less than truthful. The mayoral primaries are still a ways off, but these two candidates appear to be following very divergent paths. For my money, the one that follows the interests/needs of neighborhoods is a much longer one.

11 comments:

mike said...

"Democracy" is to "Chuck Eddy" as

a) matter is to anti-matter
b) oil is to vinegar
c) a cross is to a vampire
d) fire is to Frankenstein
e) all of the above

Anonymous said...

Being a Kay Barnes clone may have gotten Chuck Eddy some prime committee appointments, but it won't get him elected mayor.

Anonymous said...

Chuck's nemesis has entered the race. Maybe now Chuck will finally see the writing on the wall, pack up his tent and go home.

Anonymous said...

Chuck's nemesis has entered the race. Maybe now Chuck will finally see the writing on the wall, pack up his tent and go home.

Anonymous said...

I watched that committee meeting on channel 2. Having lived in the area for some time, it seemed like Eddy doesn't know much about the area. He certainly doesn't travel east on Red Bridge often if he thinks it's 4 lanes to the river. I always had my suspicions, but after watching him at the meeting, I now know that he will say anything to get what he wants, no matter how far from the truth it may be.

Anonymous said...

2 thumbs up and 3 cheers for Becky Nace and a couple of raspberries for Chuck Eddy. I'm sure if Deb Hermann had been present at the meeting, she would have seconded Becky's motion. Unlike Chuck, Deb and Becky care about neighborhoods.

irssec said...

You know we could all learn a lesson from the present city council. If they were all on the side of the voters, they would not
allow all the waste in our budget. Get someone in those offices that actually wants to cut out the waste. I want to see the cutting of cost to our citizens. The city council approves scads
of pork, and they believe this is business as usual. I want a mayor that will lead this council to make drastic changes in the way they spend our money. Just looking at some of the spending in this budget makes me cringe. Hell there is several million dollars wasted in just one dept. But what do I know? I don't cook my books. I live in the north and
I don't want it to turn out to be like south of the river. I can't see how a council person or mayor
(who is suppose to be a neighbor and friend) can push such fees and taxes on their friends just to cover the city's waste and ignorance. I hope in this upcoming mayors race in February, I would like to see another north candidate for mayor besides the one we have from our area, but if not I hope he thinks like I do.
The city employs about 80 jobs they could axe and you wouldn't even know it. You would't even
miss them if they did't show up for work. CUT THE COST TO YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. Mayor!!
whomever you will be.
And if you don't, Then you can kiss my big white ass!

Carol said...

I certainly hope irssec's intention isn't to vote for Fairfield just because he's from the north. Friends of Red Bridge held a mayoral forum, and from his responses, he couldn't be any more Establishment.

Carol said...

I certainly hope irssec's intention isn't to vote for Fairfield just because he's from the north. Friends of Red Bridge held a mayoral forum, and from his responses, he couldn't be any more Establishment.

Jeanne said...

Alvin Brooks may not be part of this committee, but I think he's just as much to blame for the proposed "BridgeZilla" as Chuck Eddy. He's not listening to the neighborhoods, either. Maybe he would if he actually spent more time in his district. Yael was right when he said Alvin doesn't have a clue. Heaven help us if he's elected mayor.

Anonymous said...

Alvin Brooks is smart enough to keep his head down and let Chuckie do all of the dirty work. Whidh is exactly what Al Brooks is famous for letting someone else make the fire and he roasts the wienies. At least Chuckie sticks by his guns. He decided that the railroad would be nic to him if he got this deal done and he's going to get the railroads deal done. Of course while he has been out looking for funds from potential contributers Uncle Al has been employed by Move Up even though the City pays money to Move-Up Finally they took him off the dole this year. Red Bridge beter get someone to look out for their interests in this Council election or they better quit griping.