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Offer To Compromise A Political Ploy

And I hope nobody falls for it.

It would be terrible if somehow the mayor’s offer to compromise, now at the 11th hour with his back against a legal wall, made him seem like the one who’s being reasonable and the petitioners seem stubborn.  The mayor ignored opposition to the “responsible bidder” language all year, starting with the night it was introduced.  Even when petitions from 418 citizens were presented to him he offered no compromise.  If he could have found some legal loophole to get out of respecting the petition signers’ wishes he would have done exactly that just like he did with the first bond petition.  (He used “redevelopment law” to wiggle out of that one.)   Now that the petitions have been certified and he’s in a corner with no choices other than to obey the petition or call a special election we’re going to hear about how flexible he is and how rigid we are.

The petitions were collected in order to put the interests of the taxpayers above the interest of the mayor’s union patrons.  As a petition signer and a petition gatherer I call on the committee of petitioners to reject any phony “compromises” such as the one offered by Brian Magovern last week.  To compromise on the petition would be to compromise the right of the taxpayers to have a government that acts solely in their interest.  Please don’t do it.

Today’s quote:

“When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.” *




  1. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    The USA compromised with the Russians at the end of WW II. Get this damn law voided. Then get him and his running mate voted out.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8:19 am | Permalink
  2. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Dear Mayor & Council …. “What part of ‘NO’ don’t you understand?”

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    Let the double talk begin as we watch the next move by this slippery and slimy mayor.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink
  4. batman wrote:

    “Accountability, not duplicity”!

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    How does one compomise,by only screwing the taxpayers on work upto $500,000.00 ? Get a life the people have awaken and were not going to take it anymore.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    It’s on work over $500,000. Under $500,000 I could live with because nothing in Belmar costs less than $500,000.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

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