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Matt Doherty in yesterday:

“The lawsuits did not influence this decision in the least bit, “It had zero impact.”
“While we were campaigning door to door, one of the things we took away was that we had tremendous amount of support for our rebuilding, but at the same time people supported a one-story building at Taylor Pavilion, but not a two-story one.”
“There are people in town who are opposed to our recovery, but we are not going to give them the same weight as people who support our recovery but would rather see one-story pavilions.  This was again the result of us listening to their concerns.”
“This whole thing was completely unprecedented and I think we did the best we could on developing a plan for our recovery, in being transparent and with the rebuilding part of it.  Though hindsight being 20/20, we would have just gone with a one-story building from the start.  This isn’t the result of comments during council meetings or any frivolous lawsuits, but rather from feedback we got going door-to-door in the community and you don’t really do that unless you’re campaigning.”



  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    Janis and Brian were campaigning long before Matt started, and Councilwoman Deicke was working with Janis for several months before the Mayor started his door to door to assist Brian. Ms. Deicke often comments at council meetings of how in touch she is with the heartbeat of Belmar citizens. Did they not hear what the Mayor says he suddenly heard?

    Come on Mayor, You have to stop with your line of malarkey and man up.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink
  2. Moe wrote:

    So the mayor is willing to listen to those who “support” him but not those who don’t? Great way for a public official who is sworn to represent ALL the people acts.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:55 am | Permalink
  3. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    So who has the Mayor’s ear?
    The Asbury Park Press reported the mayor said “he changed his mind after several residents told him they preferred a single story pavilion while he campaigned”.
    So who are these several residents who changed the Mayor’s plans after a year in development, meetings , payments to architects, and attorneys? Certainly most residents who showed up at meetings, exercised their constitutional right to petition , not once but twice, the many who went door to door over a hot summer getting the exact same opinion from hundreds, only to be out-performed by several-off-the-cuff remarks at the front door.
    The question desrves an answer because it would simplify matters and reduce unnessary labor and expenses, if we the people could lobby these few,who now have the Mayor’s ear, imagine what we could accomplish. Common Sense.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    It sure isn’t you Ted.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

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