Friday, August 10, 2012
Remember What I Said The Other Day About Manufacturing News?
The Daily Times went out and found a couple of people giving them the headline, "Neighbors: Turn Bricks into affordable housing". While people are complaining about a Skate Park and the expense it will cost the taxpayers, SINCE WHEN is it or should it be for local municipalities to not only pay for affordable housing but OWN it as well and be the slumlord?
The Daily Times continues to push very selective agendas especially for Mayor Jim Ireton. We keep hearing about the Council of no's. Do you really wonder why the Council says no to certain projects. Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for units that will only bring in $300.00 a month in rent is just plain stupid. Thank God we have a Council majority who are liberals, (at that) yet fiscally responsible.
The Daily Times continues to manufacture news that is not news. The Bricks is a DEAD issue. As a candidate for Mayor I say, GOOD, it should be. We have far more problems and issues than to continue to only concentrate on issues this Mayor wants to use against certain Council Members as well as me as a Candidate.
So here it is Mayor Ireton. I say, scrub that project and as the next Mayor I'd dump that property so fast it isn't funny. SELL IT, GET RID OF IT. I'm more interested in repaving roads that desperately need it then I am in this project.
According to the Daily Times the Mayor stated in this article, "He said he doesn't want to do anything with The Bricks until he knows whether Homes for America will sue to recover the $108,000 in expenses it says it paid to other parties and incurred itself.
He then goes on to say, "In addition, Ireton may postpone any action until after next spring's elections in the hope of a more favorable council coming into power, he said."
Once again, LOOK at what the Mayor said. It is yet ANOTHER plug to get rid of Debbie Campbell and hurt her in the upcoming election. In other words, IF you vote for someone else there's a good chance we'll get this project through.
Folks, let this backfire on Jim Ireton. A vote for me and a vote for Debbie Campbell will assure these ridiculous projects come to an immediate end. NO MORE WWTP projects. NO MORE $14,000,000.00 Fire Departments. NO MORE Subsidized Housing units Downtown. NO MORE TIF's. NO MORE Developer reimbursements, NO MORE Bricks, Linnens of the week and the list goes on and on.
Salisbury is a business and for once it needs to be run like one. Salisbury is NOT about making friends in all the right places for the benefit of a few. We have roads to pave. Businesses to attract. Crime to be much lower. We have a LOT of old work that hasn't been touched in a decade or more.
Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't make Salisbury a pretty place to live and work. We need jobs! We need a Mayor who doesn't send out a Press Release stating HE revitalized Feldman's. We need a Mayor who will recognize Gillis/Gilkerson for taking on such an incredible eye sore. We need a Mayor that will thank ANY person/business that purchases property and keeps it on the tax roll instead of thanking SU or PRMC for buying properties that ultimately come OFF the tax roll.
In reality, Salisbury needs a new Mayor and Salisbury needs an honest newspaper.
at 8/10/2012 11:59:00 PM