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Um…Aren’t You Forgetting Someone?



  1. Guest wrote:

    Hey BBP, there are 5 REGISTERED candidates for council this year. Is the BBP now showing some political bias to their customers?

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I don’t think so.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  3. where've you bean wrote:

    The two democrats turned down the LOWV event but agreed to do this one? I wonder why. Oh wait, I see- no questions will be asked and you can only go if you are a business owner or own commercial property. Am I reading that wrong? Or does it indicate that only BBP ‘stakeholders’ are invited? And no Bean? Hardly seems like a legit meet the candidates.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    My plan for improving the business climate in Belmar is to get rid of the BBP.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:43 am | Permalink
  5. ANONYMOUS wrote:

    They have Tom Carvelli listed as a Republican. LoL

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Somebean is off the list…can’t we have one event without political bias running the show? Boycott!

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    #6. The Republican’s must have instructed the BBP not to invite Jim Bean. Sad if that is truly the case.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    I urge all to e-mail belmarbusinesspartnership to request Mr. Bean be invited.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  9. Aileen wrote:

    When Matt and the gang had a back room meeting for those in favor of the pavilion at Anchor Tavern, Tommy and I attended. It wasn’t easy to get in (many were denied entry, I wound up in the front bar and had a beer with friends while we argued about the pavilion;). Tom did get into the back, stood up and explained why he was afraid of the bad pavilion deal. I think it helped. Maybe it will work at Doughboys. I’d love to ask the women a few questions.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  10. anonymous wrote:

    I’m really confused. 10 minutes each to talk to the business owners? Most do not live in Belmar. Only including 4 out of 5 candidates? BBP you need to rethink and fix this.I think the BBP does a decent job but I have a hard time understanding why Business owners pay for beautification when it is a vital part of our town. Belmar should allocate money for improvements as they allocate for everything else. Business owners or landlords are left to foot the bill for improvements. What really stinks is how many building owners are exempt from contributing like everything else they are exempt from. All properties should contribute not a small group. Give Sal a chance to correct this mistake and maybe he thought something is better than nothing to meet the candidates. He’s a good guy doing all this work for free. The ones who don’t contribute should be called out to pay or dissolve it and have the town realize main street is part of the community and improve it through grants.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  11. OLD MAN wrote:

    They purposely let out the Bean guy. The BBP should be defunded and flushed down the toilet. #2 Are you serious whit your comment?

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm | Permalink
  12. Missy Manley wrote:

    There are five candidates running for two council seats.Jim Bean was not invited to BBP meet the candidates night at Doughboy. I hope this was an oversight. Jim is a decorated Marine.
    He served to protect our freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Is this how we treat our veterans? Do what is right, fair, and just. Invite Jim Bean.

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  13. Average Joe wrote:

    Not inviting Jim Bean is an above average mistake

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:23 am | Permalink
  14. Lawrence wrote:

    Contact form for Belmar Business Partnership is here at the bottom of the page –>

    They also list as their contact email.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:32 am | Permalink
  15. Jim Bean wrote:

    Thank you everyone. I spoke to Sal and he said he didn’t know I was running. I’m surprised the other candidates didn’t let him know I was missed. Either way, just like Aileen, I am going to show up and try to get in.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  16. BBPlease wrote:

    It looks as though you won’t be able to ASK any questions. Each candidate gets 10 mins to propagandize and that’s it.
    Plus it looks like only business owners ans commercial property owners can attend.
    Can anyone confirm? Or is it open to the general public?

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:27 am | Permalink
  17. eugene creamer wrote:

    Special Improvement District (SID) taxpayers are a special interest group

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Jim Bean, when you were speaking to Sal he didn’t invite you to attend ?

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  19. Business Owner wrote:

    There are business owners that were not invited to attend. The SID is ultimately controlled by the Mayor and Council. What does it take to change the “leadership” of the SID?

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  20. Jim Bean wrote:

    He probably said I could come. We talked for 15 minutes. I don’t remember the exact wording. I already decided to show up and all I remember was him saying he didn’t know I was running. Sal and I spoke more about businesses being exempted from the BBP and other problems. I did not get any formal request from the BBP as of today.

    I also heard the Dem candidates say they had no idea this was planned. I think it’s more disappointing that someone at town hall knew this was happening and didn’t inform anyone that I was missed.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    20. Just go beat them all Jim Bean. This nonsense that is going on between the administration and the BBP is Doherty all over again. I will never vote for any of these current sitting clowns again.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  22. Jim Bean wrote:

    I have received an official email from the BBP asking me to attend. Thank you everyone.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  23. BBP Member wrote:

    23 Glad to hear they came to their senses.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
  24. OLD MAN wrote:

    #22 Mr. Bean. The truth and nothing but the truth is what you are about.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

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