Pages

Friday, March 22, 2013

Is Salisbury for Sale?

AVAILABLE After April 2nd
Small City, Population 30,000+
Waterfront Opportunities Available
City Government willing to SUBSIDIZE Real Estate Development
Contact Jake Day
That’s the REAL message that showed up in voters mailboxes yesterday in a mailer from the National Association of Realtors.
When was the last time that a NATIONAL Political Action Committee got involved in a LOCAL race in a city the size of Salisbury?
If you read Salisbury council candidate Jake Day’s “plan” the reason is clear – Day’s “solutions” for Salisbury’s local economy are focused almost exclusively on DOWNTOWN and on SUBSIDIZING RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT.
Is Jake Day channeling the political corpse of the previous Salisbury administration?
  • Developer Reimbursements
  • Failed TIF’s
  • FREE or SUBSIDIZED Capacity Fees
Are Day and his backers hoping that putting a NEW FACE on an OLD PROBLEM will make voters forget that they are still paying for past mistakes and that Jake Day wants the Salisbury taxpayer to DOUBLE DOWN?

G. A. Harrison is a former editor of SBYNews and a regular contributor.  He also writes at the DelMarVa Observer.  This article was originally posted at the DelMarVa Observer.

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jake Day should hold his head in same for accepting money/funding from out of town/state groups such as the Coastal Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Shame on you because you have been owned by SAPOA!!

Anonymous said...

To those big Jake Day supporters out there do you think he will be able to fulfill his job as a city council member if elected? If you remember reading the Daily Times on Sunday when he commented about his numerous speeding tickets he blamed it on having to drive 65 miles a day to work each day. If that is the case do you think he will be able to take off every single day there is a work session? Do you think his employer will allow him that much time off. Think about it, that is 130 miles a day which means he is on the road over 2 1/2 hours every day. There are a lot of work sessions and budget work sessions coming up very soon. I doubt seriously he will be able to participate in the work sessions. Work, Court, National Guard duties? How can he make that commitment. It is painfully obvious that Jim Ireton picked Jake Day to be his Rubber Stamper at the night meetings if he can make it. Jake Day is a bad choice. You talk about grid lock, it will always be a 2 to 2 vote because Jake day will rarely be at the meetings. Don't be stupid on this one.

Anonymous said...

If it is it will go cheap as the way it is now is not worth 10 cents.

Anonymous said...

Joe Albero smoked Jim Ireton and Debbie Campbell Smoked Jake Day at last nights CNA Forum. I hope it is shown on PAC 14 and someone captures Jim Ireton's childish "WRONG" sing he put up in front of his water bottle while Debbie and Joe were speaking. How childish and immature is this guy. Speaks volumes of his character and prove he is not the person we want for mayor.

Debbie Campbell got the crowd going when she pulled out Jake Day's "Manifesto" and pointed out how all of his ideas had no solution to who is going to pay for them.

Anonymous said...

This city is done if Jake Day gets elected over Debbie Campbell. The 10% homeowners left in this town should move out and put their houses up for rent.

Anonymous said...

I put mine back in the box to be returned to the sender.

Anonymous said...

What does he have to do with real estate anyhow?

Anonymous said...

It was clear last night at the forum that Debbie Campbell is the one they are after. That's because she is driving the most positive change. We must turn out for her. What council could work with such a childish mayor? Day's plans to spend, spend, spend (and rubber stamp)were also exposed.

Anonymous said...

8:43,
That's what I'm thinking of doing

Anonymous said...

8:41am I thought that "manifesto" was Jake Day's rap sheet. It was so long it dropped to the floor.

Anonymous said...

I used to drive to Lewes, De. everyday for 15 years. NEVER got a ticket, for anything...ever!

Anonymous said...

Jim Ireton had tons of notes with him that he kept referring to. He also had old yellow newspaper clippings.

Who were the people in the back of the room that Jim kept snickering to and making faces while Debbie and Joe were speaking? How rude and unprofessional. If this is on PAC 14 I hope they captured all of Jim's antics.

Joe Albero and Debbie Campbell were the most professional candidates on the panel.

The other three from District 1. Well that is another story, I think they all forgot to show up.

Anonymous said...

8:43 that is my plan. I can make more money renting my house than I can selling it. It's a no brainer.

Anonymous said...

Joe,

A coworker and I were speaking this morning about city politics as we often do. We are both Albero/Campbell supporters but my coworker mentioned what she perceived to be a flaw in both yours and Debbie's strategy. She indicated no Facebook or website. Neither has ant effect on me but wondering what the thinking is in regard to ignoring these mediums.

Thanks Joe!

JoeAlbero said...

anonymous 8:59, we do have a Facebook page. However, while we have been slacking on the Website, I can only do so much. I would expect our Website to go up by Monday but I felt my time was best spent going door to door meeting people, which is extremely time consuming. There are some 14,000 registered voters and I am going out 7 days a week knocking on doors.

It's easy to put up information that SOUNDS good but I'd rather look you in the eyes, face to face and tell you my intent and platform. I want people to hold me accountable for what I say to you.

Thanks for asking that question. Joe

Anonymous said...

From Jim Ireton's hate site.

"Joe Albero thinks that a man who tacitly endorses violent fantasies of armed revolt makes a perfectly suitable candidate for Mayor."

First of all Joe doesn't endorse any of the comments posted on his site. Mr. Ireton you are desperate and running scarred. You are grasping for straws.

Second of all this violent fantasies of armed revolt? You are a school teacher are you not? Did you fall asleep during your history lessons? This country became America because of an armed revolt. I am sorry but your pansy Democrat friends are trying their best to disarm America and rewrite the constitution and history. You need to be run out of office and fired as a school teacher.

Anonymous said...

Campbell4salisnury.com & on FB

Anonymous said...

People who are surprised at Ireton's behavior at the forum will recall Biden's rude antics at his debate with Ryan. If your own ideas aren't sufficient, satirize and demonize your opponent. Steal your opponent's signs. Expect more dirty tricks to follow. For those who do not understand this mindset, read Rules For Radicals. Unfortunately for the democratic party, too many of them now follow the tactics of that book. For them, there are no rules, ethics, morals or laws in their struggle to "fundamentally change America."

Anonymous said...

It was kind of distressing to see that Jacob Day did not own up to his many speeding violations. Instead of admitting with a promise to change this behavior he passed the buck and made an excuse. This is something a child does. What's even more amazing are those who are writing letters claiming Day is a man of honor and integrity. If those people think someone who makes excuses for their bad behavior and breaking the law is a man with honor and integrity their opinions should only be taken at face value.

Anonymous said...

Ireton's antics were bizarre. I don't think I've EVER seen anyone behave so disrespectfully and childishly in a political forum. It was as if he wanted to show everyone in his home neighborhood what a total putz he can be.
I think that a lot of people are changing their minds about him and his worth as a mayor.

Anonymous said...

"Who were the people in the back of the room that Jim kept snickering to and making faces while Debbie and Joe were speaking?"

Chuck Cook, Ireton's campaign guru, and his little sidekick.

JoeAlbero said...

I'm just going to say it, Jim Ireton was extremely rude last night and many of the people there stated they came into the forum thinking they were voting for Jim but changed their minds after hearing m,e speak. They also said they were very upset at the way Jim acted last night. Hopefully it shows on the PAC 14 video.

It was very distracting seeing Jim's cell phone constantly going off and his text messaging, I'll assume Chuck Cook. They were feeding him what to say. Jim, (in many cases) didn't answer the questions asked of us and instead used that time to truly and personally attack Debbie Campbell and Terry Cohen.

It is true, at one point Jim Ireton made up an a frame sign with the word WRONG on it when I was speaking, YET he never once took the opportunity to publicly say what I was stating was WRONG.

Jim acted VERY childish last night and if this is what YOU think is the behavior of a good leader, well, vote for Jim Ireton.

Anonymous said...

Jim Ireton and Jake Day =

TIES TO BIG MONEY

TIED TO SAPOA

SMEAR their opponents

Go talk to every friend you have in the city who can vote, RIGHT NOW!

Shanie Shields, too.

TIES TO BIG MONEY

TIED to SAPOA (Bankrolled campaign)

Smears her council colleagues (haven't heard a smear on her opponents, but then she doesn't consider them a threat)

Anonymous said...

When will this be aired on Pac14?

MK said...

I was there last night and Joe he was very childish and don't think for one minute that the Camden Association didn't see it, What a unprofessional idiot.

Anonymous said...

I was on the fence about Ireton and Albero, but after last night I'm not. Ireton's had his chance and has blown it.
Just like Barrie Tilghman he's micromanaged and second-guessed his department heads, lied up and down about his record and shown a level of rudeness that Barrie herself barely achieved. We don't miss her and we won't miss him, except to say that they were both terrible disappointments.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see it on PAC14.

Headline should have read CITY FOR SALE, CHEAP!

Ireton said so when they dropped the water hook up fees.

sby resident said...

Don't knock on my door, or i will knock on your face

JoeAlbero said...

anonymous 10:39, Oh My, I'm really scared now. If your a registered voter and live in the City, believe me, if I haven't been to your home I'll be doing my very best to do so very soon.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I have not had ONE door slammed in my face. I've had 6 people very politely tell me they'll be voting for Jim Ireton, OUT OF MORE THAN 5,000!

Once the PAC 14 video comes out its lights out for Jim Ireton and getting re elected. The people are seeing what he's truly about and they are turned off.

Sara SU said...

When Debbie pulled up the paper and jake days manifesto just kept going on and on and on I almost pissed in my pants, Glad to see debbie Back.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone substantiated all of the academic claims that Day has made? His website claims that he lives in Salisbury "and can be seen working out every Saturday" there, and yet it has been stated that he lives in Queenstown. Which is the truth? And are all of the accolades on his resume true? We have seen the lies from the LGBT site regarding Ireton--

Anonymous said...

I thought Jake Day was running for council and not mayor. He seems awfully confident he's going to done if he's elected on council. Has he discussed any of this with Mr. Albero?

Anonymous said...

11:33 where has it "been stated" that Day lives in Queenstown? He works in Queenstown, but has lived in Salisbury since 2008.

If you have questions about his academic credentials, nothing's stopping you from contacting the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oxford to confirm.

Anonymous said...

Wow, monitor this site much, Mr. Day?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jim Beau Must Go said...

sby resident said...
Don't knock on my door, or i will knock on your face

March 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Jim Beau is this you? You might try to slap Joe like a little girl that you are.

Anonymous said...

Sara SU said...
When Debbie pulled up the paper and jake days manifesto just kept going on and on and on I almost pissed in my pants, Glad to see debbie Back.

March 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Jake Day's so called manifesto wasn't his work for Salisbury. All he did was take the "plan" from another community and copied it with Salisbury's information on it. That is what consultants do all the time. They keep "plans" on file and get paid thousands of dollars for very minimal work by Changing the city name and adding a new cover. Jake Day or no candidate has that much time to prepare that many pages of documents while campaigning and working. That manifesto like Jake Day is a fake. He is a fraud that is trying to steal an election.

Anonymous said...

Kook liberals are pulling stuff out their butts now at you,Joe.

Jim Beau Must Go said...

Anonymous said...
11:33 where has it "been stated" that Day lives in Queenstown? He works in Queenstown, but has lived in Salisbury since 2008.

If you have questions about his academic credentials, nothing's stopping you from contacting the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oxford to confirm.

March 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Ha Ha Ha! Jake Day, Jim Ireton and minions spend a lot of time on this site. Don't they have jobs?

They are definitely desperate to steal an election.

Anonymous said...

11:39 yes there is something stopping someone from contacting schools to confirm. Any Tom Dick or Harry cannot just call some university and "confirm" that someone either attended or attends it. Get real! Day would have to request transcripts and attached to the transcripts are a contact person's name and number to verify.

Anonymous said...

Jim Ireton stated last night that he works at East Salisbury Elementary School. Is this true? I thought he was a part time baby sitter at Glen Avenue School?

Anonymous said...

The Experience To Move Salisbury Forward?

Day has so little relevant experience that he still touts the memory garden at Bennett High as his one significant contribution, something that he did over ten years ago while a high school student.

Political experience? None.

Budget? None.

Management? None.

High level decision making? None.

Job? Not really.

Legislative? None.

Leadership? None.

Local community engagement? None.

Executive? None.


If you want pie in the sky, he's your guy.

Anonymous said...

We have a part time mayor. Why would we want a part time councilman too? Nothing would ever get done!
Vote Albero for Mayor, Campbell for councilwoman on April 2!

Anonymous said...

12:14 People voting for you is not stealing the election.

Anonymous said...

12:29 People voting for you because you presented yourself fraudulently is unethical. But the burden of vetting a candidate falls on the voter ultimately--and if you are too braindead or lazy to do your research on a candidate then you get what you get. District 2 voters should be regarding Campbell as a fiscal hero--she has a PROVEN record of tirelessly saving the taxpayer money and fighting to keep the tax and spend liberals feet to the fire in the Ireton administration. District 2 you have the future of Salisbury City for owner occupied neighborhoods in your hands. A vote for Day is a vote for the rentrification of your neighborhoods and skyrocketing taxes.

Anonymous said...

Ireton wants Day on the Council for one reason only and that is to do Ireton's bidding. Ireton knows Day has no real experience and will follow everything Ireton tells him to do.

Ask yourself the question, do we the taxpayers really need Day with a PROVEN record of total disregard for the law making laws which we the taxpayers must abide by? The man is a sham, a shell of a person, who wants so much to "be somebody important" for the show/perks of it, he is willing to lie to get ahead. These types of individuals never have anyones best interest at heart except their own.

Debbie Campbell has PROVEN she has the taxpayers interests at heart and deserves to be re-elected.

Ms. Campbell can be observed at any time being professional, polite, and interested in a frank, honest conversation regarding issues and outcomes.

You can't say the same regarding Day and Ireton even in a joke.

Anonymous said...

12:18: Then call Jake and ask him to do so, or to answer any other questions you might have. His number is right on his website. This isn't hard.

Anonymous said...

12:29, it is if they're coerced.

Anonymous said...

This guy "Day" , does he have any credentials? Just another crack pot like Ireton , don't need it, never did. Don't need to call names , but , it seems as though it's back to the lies and dirty politics.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Who were the people in the back of the room that Jim kept snickering to and making faces while Debbie and Joe were speaking?"

Chuck Cook, Ireton's campaign guru, and his little sidekick.

March 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Who was Cookies little sidekick? He looked a little light in his loafers.

Anonymous said...

Ireton/Day equals Salisbury's shame and destruction.

I notice that in these lasts days of the election, both Ireton and Day have being slinging a great deal of mud.

They have nothing to stand for, so they both start mass attacks.

After watching Ireton's performance, I have to wonder if he is actually healthy enough to hold office of for that matter teach young impressionable children with his demonstrated behavior. If he is an example of a professional adult, I shudder to think what would happen to this city.

It is time for him to go, and mostly certainly for the taxpayer who is paying the heavy freight it is time to keep Debbie Campbell.

12:23pm has it correct concerning Day and he has proven record of not following the law. Another case for Salisbury do as I say not as I do.

Anonymous said...

Ireton is also schmoozing with the same slugs that sent out serial e-mails, I got one, that made the claims of Ireton's sexual preference before his election in 2009.

At that time I already knew Jim was gay and didn't care, I suported him then, still don't care about his sexual preference, I just lost faith in him as a sincere honest person!

That's all that's changed in my mind. He lacks integrity seriously.

Anonymous said...

Ireton is also schmoozing with the same slugs that sent out serial e-mails, I got one, that made the claims of Ireton's sexual preference before his election in 2009.

At that time I already knew Jim was gay and didn't care, I suported him then, still don't care about his sexual preference, I just lost faith in him as a sincere honest person!

That's all that's changed in my mind. He lacks integrity seriously.

Vote Joe Albero, Debbie Campbell and Cynthia Polk to move Salisbury forward.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Campbell has demonstrated her passion, focus, commitment, hard work, and dedication to EVERY citizen of Salisbury. She has a PROVEN record to stand on.

It is unbelieveable that a professed professional, a mayor for goodness sakes, would treat and attack Ms. Campbell the way this mayor is doing. He is shameless and his behavioral antics are alarming.

Ms. Campbell is doing her job which she was elected to uphold. I can't say the same of the mayor.

I understand during any type of election tensions run high. However this particular race has been very mean-spirited and riddled with lies coming from the mayor's camp.

I feel the mayor thinks most of the taxpayers are stupid and don't care so he can say and do whatever he wants to get his way. This is very wrong.

The bottom line is simple, do you want someone who will tell you the truth, or do you want a yes person?

If you want a fighting chance to keep your homes that your children grew up in, you struggled most of your life to own, I encourage you to vote for Debbie Campbell. On the other hand, if you want your neighborhoods to be filled to overflowing with rental properties where you are constantly looking over your shoulder, or the noise is so bad you can't sleep then your vote will go to the rental assoication waiting to take your property and give you nothing for it which Day represents.

May the good Lord impart to each of you wisdom to make the right choice for yourself and family.

Anonymous said...

This should be posted at the top. Please bump this to the top because it is one of your most important posts of the day.

Anonymous said...

WAKE UP CALL PEOPLE....ask yourself the question, when you have someone like Debbie Campbell sitting on the Council saving you money, and protecting the citizens of Salisbury why in the name of good heaven wouldn't you want to keep a real work horse? There is something wrong here..Any business person will tell you that's the kind of employee they want; someone working for the people, and the boss. Yet Ireton is so jealous of her he can't stand it. She finds things he as the mayor should have found and should have figured out how to do. He wants her gone so he can ram-rod his deals with no one thinking or looking into it for the people's protection. Ireton must go and for all our sakes Debbie Campbell must be voted back to the Council. I know I want someone who is trustworthy and honest working FOR me and not AGAINST me.

Vote Joe Albero and Debbie Campbell on April 2, 2013.

Anonymous said...

Hey folks, lets think about this... why would the local and national associations of realtors want to endorse Jake Day? Why would they spend the dollars that every realtor pays in dues to support Jake Day in Salisbury Maryland? As a realtor, property owner, businessman, and resident, let me tell you. The property values in the Salisbury area are in distress. Because of this - as many of you noted - you would rather rent your house than sell it. This concerns NAR (National Association of Realtors) why? Because they are dependent on people becoming realtors to get their fee's! Less homes being sold > less realtors > less NAR fees. The way Salisbury has been run - with the anti-business antics - directly relates to home values and all facets of the economy. So, bringing this into relevance of this post - if you think for one second that Ireton and Day are in bed together with their views of Salisbury/Downtown/Rental Homes/Etc., you are dead wrong. Those who suggested to rent their house instead of sell - go ahead. Try it. Ive done it with 50 properties, and it is a pain. The city puts you thru so many hurdles. Jake Day has been endorsed by NAR – mind you without putting any effort into getting endorsed – because of the stigma associated with our council and Debbie Campbell in particular. True or not, regardless or your opinion, the general populous believes that the Salisbury Council is a ‘split-decision council’, and are very difficult to make any progress with on any items. Those of you that support Debbie – have you ever tried to work with her? If you did, let me guess – she will get back to you. And didn’t. Last thought – Debbie Campbell had the Thrift Travel Inn demolished at the cost of the bank not the tax payer. I would bet she couldn’t tell you the contact point at the bank, or the name of the bank. Why? Because that deal was set up for the council, all she did was vote on the no-brainer. I support Jake Day and Joe Albero. You will see Jake Day and Joe Albero signs at my place of business. Salisbury needs change. Jake and Joe will get along just fine, and you folks better start accepting that reality. It’s going to happen.

Anonymous said...

We in Salisbury need Debbie Campbell, not Jakey ("Speedo") Day, wannabe architect and "urban planner".

Anonymous said...

6:00 p.m. Reality is that as rental "stock" increases in the city the property values will plummet even further-your precious NAR will be generate less and less revenue. Ever ask yourself why SAPOA supports Ireton And Jake Day? Thats the question you SHOULD be thinking about.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like 6:00pm wants more property to add to the 50, more realtors, and more fees...ringing any bells to anyone else???

Anonymous said...

Could it be the realtor does get what he wants from the council, so he smears Ms. Campbell? Sounds more like he wants more control taking over property than anything else. As far as Thrift Travel Inn, the taxpayers should never have to pay to have it torn down in the first place. Was this another piece of property up for grabs at the taxpayers expense?

Anonymous said...

This is really quite simple.
If you want higher property taxes, more blight, inattentive leadership...
vote for Jake.
If you want to flood downtown with 3 to 5 thousand Government dependents and the crime, drugs, prostitution and murder that go with it, vote for Jake.
If you want to rubber stamp the current State and Federal regimes in the process of dismantling the United States, Vote for Jake.

Simple.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...Last thought – Debbie Campbell had the Thrift Travel Inn demolished at the cost of the bank not the tax payer. I would bet she couldn’t tell you the contact point at the bank, or the name of the bank. Why? Because that deal was set up for the council, all she did was vote on the no-brainer....
March 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

You are so wrong. I know for a fact that Debbie Campbell and Terry Cohen both do their homework and always have. You must be confused and thinking about Laura Mitchell or Shanie Shields.

You used Joe in this post to pimp Jake Day over Debbie Campbell. You better believe Jake Day and Jim Ireton is in bed with the slum lords. You by self admission are a slum lord.

Vote Joe Albero and Debbie Campbell on April 2, 2013.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who is going to sue the city administration in the next few days and Jim Ireton will be named as a defendant. I am wondering what will happen if Jim Ireton loses the election. Will Jim Ireton's legal expenses still be paid by the city tax payers after the election?

Anonymous said...

anon 11:08-

I admitted i am a slumlord because i have rentals? Because I have worked hard my entire life for a retirement in real estate? OK, by self admission i am a slum lord. What are you? Anything? i hope that you folks that sit here and blog take a real stand in the city... how many times have you cleaned the rivers? how often do you donate your time to various charities? Everyone complains that the rich get richer... but you know what? They are the only ones that do anything for change. Stand up. Go vote. Go door to door and support Joe and Campbell. You have the right to voice your opinion, and some of you have the ability to champion change. So get off your computer, get up, and be the change you type of being. BTW, SAPOA are 'slumlords' worst enemy. Tying the two of us together show just how much you know on the topic, anon's above.

-sincerely,
anon 6:00.

Anonymous said...

6:00pm Both Cohen and Campbell were very specific about the Bank and the Bank's decision makers. Nice try, but not brass ring for you! They did the next right thing for Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

Could you please move this to the top.

Anonymous said...

Jim is a part time teacher, part time mayor and full time ass. Chuck Cook works for O'Malley by appointment as a community liason, in other words, he doesn't work he just draws a salary funded by you and I.