[UPDATED] Gary Walker, Molly Clifford and Ken Warner exposed for their covert efforts.
Okay, City and MJN...lets try this. An isider deal for Duffy to be the head of RBA got derailed by too much media scrutiny. Lets ask the obvious...Sandy says she is staying, but, will she publically say there is no inside deal to bring Duffy on? How about a direct question..."Does your sale of your home to Duffy, conflict him out of applying for the job?" Now, I am not saying that there was insider baseball here...but, the fact base is kind of scary. Bob Duffy buys the house of the lady that is leaving the job...and, they do not use a realtor. And, then, she sponsors him to replace her at RBA...then the media looks closely and she decides that she will work for another year or so.
Here is my take...Sandy had a deal with Duffy. He bought and paid for the job. Then people started to pay attention...so, they called time out till the dust settles! Ouch!
What we need in the city right now is continuity and stability. For the good of the community, Richards should continue to serve as mayor until these projects have been completed. Anything less is completely unacceptable
These guys will poll behind Alex White.
Clint - Dumping the Less-Than-Fast-Ferry and killing RenSquare are actually two of Duffy's very few positive accomplishments. As to buying Parker's house, who the hell cares? Only a conspiracy lover would see that as a conflict of interest. Although selling a home in the Browncroft district and buying one on Keuka Lake does seems a strange way to demonstrate one's commitment to Rochchacha.
Oh well, I still think he intends to run for Tom Reed's House seat and the rumors about going after Parker's job is just smoke and mirrors to mislead the gullible.
”Rochesterians consoled themselves for the loss of Duffy with the knowledge that at least their former mayor would have the governor’s ear “
Consoled themselves? I guess that would be the ones who weren’t dancing in the streets over the fact that Rochester had rid itself of a Republican-in-sheep’s clothing who cynically switch his party affiliation to the Democrats merely so he could run for office. A mayor who, like his predecessor,
the genius behind Bill’s Barge, was willing to blow millions of tax dollars on an asinine civic “improvement”. In this case, a project to rip out the Broad Street bridge and replace it with a stagnant frog pond.
As to having the governor’s “ear”, I would agree. If by “ear” you mean he picked up Andy’s coffee and dry cleaning.
The Supreme Court only ruled only that the Obamacare MANDATE forcing Americans to buy health insurance was a TAX and therefore an allowable act by Congress, which has the Constitutional power to tax. The all-Democrat majority Congress which passed Obamacare was too chicken-sh*t to call the mandate a tax so the Supreme Court said it for them.
There is hope: prohibition was once the "law of the land" as Obama proclaims that Obamacare is, but prohibition was repealed when the people realized it was a bad idea
Interesting to think that Bob Duffy would be suited for this job...or any in the private sector! First, he is not going to be able to lobby at the state level for two years. Second, he has never worked in the private sector a day in his career, this is a business of businesses! Third, while he is liked, he is seen an inept by the business community.
Forth, he got on the wrong side of the Mayoral primary. Fifth, he killed the fast ferry. Sixth, he killed Ren. Square. Seventh, he purchased Sandy Parker's lake home from her, which, by conflict of interest, should disqualify him from consideration. Eigth, he awarded a 1 dollar deal to Christa Morgan to build midtown...which is now still a hole in the ground. Ninth...oh, never mind, this list is getting too long to continue!
Oh good riddance to him.
"Many of Brizard’s sharpest critics in Rochester speak kindly of him today."
Which critics? Present some evidence for this. Because I'm pretty sure you're just making this up.
Mr. Brizard's return to the spotlight is as the new Senior Advisor to the President at the College Board, hired by David Coleman, the prime developer and cheerleader for the Common Core State Standards gold rush. Coleman is President and CEO of that company and will lead its efforts in developing Common Core aligned assessments.
This isn't surprising. He goes from district to district, decimating the public schools so he and his buddies can grow charters to skim money and get big money contracts. This was the logical progression (and probably his plan from the beginning).
Tim, I'd like to know who among Brizard's sharpest critics speak kindly of him today. Anyone who works (or worked) at RCSD remembers him as a ruthless dictator who did incalculable damage to the system. Take a look at the data before he arrived. Now take a look at the data after he arrived. Never (to date) in the District's history has one person done so much damage in so short a time; those are the facts of the case, for anyone who actually cares to examine them.
By the way, and as but one very small point on this rogue regime, did "the kids" whom he spoke of so frequently, really need his monthly car allowance to go from $500 per month to $800 (he wanted $1,000 per month)? I guess the kids needed him to drive something nicer than the $51,000 Acura MDX that RCSD leased for him.
You've captured it Tim!
This proposal is meaningless and useless. It gives the RPD no authority or power which it does not already possess. Nor does it deal with the drug problem any more (or less) effecuvely then current policies. McFadden is grandstanding and only fools will pay any attention to him.
The Donald "Birther" Trump. Who could be a more perfect poster child to represent the mental meltdown so obvious in the Republican Party?
A businessman instead of King Andrew? I'm for that!
Much easier to be a politician than a community leader. Politicians manage words on paper. Community leaders aspires to change the hearts and minds of the people.
According to the legislation’s language, a “drug free zone” can be established for a maximum of 120 hours (5 days). What is unclear is why such zones need to be formally designated as the legislation does not appear to give the RPD any powers or authority (constitutional or unconstitutional) which they do not already possess to utilize in any part of the city where they believe that drug dealing is taking place. Or does McFadden believe that enclosing an area in yellow police line tape will scare off dealers and their patrons?
This will work about as well as declaring places 'gun-free zones' and thinking people will be any safer there. What is the purpose of posting an area as a 'drug free zone'? Drug dealers, who are already breaking the law by dealing in illegal drugs, won't be deterred from breaking a 'so-called drug-free zone law. It just adds another potential charge to selling drugs that will be pleaded down or the fine will simply be paid.
McFadden states “People are too comfortable in some of these neighborhoods in breaking the law”. Another puny threat with huge constitutionality questions isn't going to help make anyone uncomfortable.
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