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Ted, I agree with you and I'm voting NO on County Prop. 1 because we can do better.
There won't be any pressure on the County Commissioners to put a home rule charter on the ballot if the commission is simply increased to five from the current three.
Let's not mix up the issue of combining city and county governmental services (that helped the most recent home rule charter proposal to fail a number of years ago).
But if we're going to incur additional costs from having two more commissioners, let's have election and representation by district (to better protect the rights of minorities and represent the urban portion of the county). A home rule charter proposal can contain that language.
County Prop. 1 doesn't have that language. It simply increases the size of the commission to five.
The status quo is broken at the county level. But County Prop. 1 isn't the way to fix it. Vote NO on County Prop. 1.
For the next article in the series, I think the first name of "Dennis" is actually "John."
And we won't learn anything about candidate #17, George Pataki?
Would have been interesting to hear reports from Green Bluff growers --- strawberries came and went lickity split as did cherries. What's the expectation for the rest of the growing season?
Happiness is pretty good. Please don't eat there as it's easier to get a table right now.
I'm confused as to how a 2003 property agreement between the city and the PFD can impact a much-later property transfer (the Cloninger property didn't come into the city's hands until 2008 or thereabouts.)
Don't forget the measles aspect, either.
Here's an article from the NY Times earlier this month talking about how getting the measles can reduce the ability of the body to ward off other infections as well: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/m…
In the labor relations world, the normal process as parties near a settlement is that the rhetoric is dialed down and signals are sent that indicate that reconciliation of differences is possible. Parties that are truly interested in settling their differences don´t negotiate in public --- there´s no point in doing so.Mr. Wallstein should remember that the recent concert cancellations cited in the blog posting were caused by the musicians going on strike. In the interest of reaching a resolution of the labor dispute this weekend, I am hopeful that he either misspoke or was misquoted. There´s a third possibility, which is that he is posturing in a public forum for the benefit of his membership. If that´s the case, he forgot to signal to the Symphony organization in a private message that he was doing so.
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