“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Curious From: madison
Comments: Does anyone know Councilman Alcorn's phone number?
Added: September 28, 2016 04:19:48 PM
Submitted by Name: 1 down, 3 to go
Comments: If you look at Councilwomen Hodge's Facebook post, she is onboard to toss the seniors under the Trilogy bus to"increase options", no surpris wiith her. Wonder who the other seniors are expendable councilmen are?
Added: September 28, 2016 03:52:55 PM
Submitted by Name: out of sight out of mind
Comments: Wonder if Crusafulli has anything to do with moving the seniors from MainSt as the seniors are quite close to Valacia's shiny new building.
Added: September 28, 2016 02:13:24 PM
Submitted by Name: Larry Henry
Comments: I attended last night's Public Hearing and I must say that Councilman Alcorn spoke clearly and strongly about his opposition to moving the Senior Center and that he was getting no cooperation from the Mayor to change meeting dates or add a special meeting. Councilman Alcorn stood tall. I also want to applaud Dottie Kring, the wife of the late Bob Kring who spoke to the desire of the Seniors to stay where they are and much more.
Hopefully you'll look through the documents JB has on this page. There is one more line that should go with page one in the Redevelopment Opportunities under that the Senior Center is moving to KDH. That line says "the 100 Bloc of West Main Street is another opportunity." The senior center is in that block as is Green Treasures next door which the building is currently for sale.
Added: September 28, 2016 12:55:37 PM
Submitted by Name: just me
Comments: JB, I don't believe the City Council is gutless, I do believe some can be bought or blackmailed, i.e a family member who works for the go8, contracts or jobs with the go8, such as repairing computers, selling vehicles, etc. There are a few with actual ethics
Added: September 28, 2016 12:53:35 PM
Submitted by Name: Impressed From: Madison
Comments: I'm impressed with the Melinda Klopp campaign. This is a change campaign. We might have a new and welcome change in the Treasurers Office.
Added: September 28, 2016 12:09:38 PM
Submitted by Name: gop?
Comments: There is an Ice for Commissioner sign in front of Mr. Republican Joe Jenner's law firm. If you have not noticed, the local bird cage liner has been running scare headlines against Trump; could this be the Republican newspaper is trying get the public to vote Democratic in an effort to get Ice enough votes to be elected. The GO8 is running scared, they know JCIDC, which they own, is going to lose the lawsuit against the county and they will stop at nothing to get Cash and Ice elected. If those two are elected, the lawsuit will be dropped and JCIDC will get the county's $80,000 per year. And back comes Wilbur as county attorney. The GO8 will stop at nothing to keep wages low and competition out of Jefferson county. When it comes to $$$$$, to the "Community Leaders", there is no Republican or Democratic party, only their private party.
Added: September 28, 2016 10:44:52 AM
Submitted by Name: Tami
Comments: JB your readers might like the video of City Councilman David Alcorn disclosing not only information on his meetings with seniors but also the mayor denying Alcorn options to be present for a vote on the nursing home based activity area that both the mayor and Trilogy call a senior center. I believe Larry Harry has the Cable 15 video.
Added: September 28, 2016 07:51:31 AM
Submitted by Name: Samsung
Comments: Whatever happened to the new police department. Did the city turn it down?
Added: September 28, 2016 12:14:49 AM
Submitted by Name: Larry Henry
Comments: What you see in the Senior Center docs is that at a meeting on September 2, 2015, it was said clearly that the Senior Center is moving to the old KDH building. BTW, later, it says that the 100W block of Main Street is a key business area. Of course the current Senior Center is in that block. The doc is in the ABC Revitalization Plan.
The invoice is for architectural design of the proposed Trilogy Senior Center. YOu can see it started in November of 2015. The follow-up is that the city said they have no contract with that company. Then there is the Trilogy press release with Mayor Welch who says they are working to move Senior Center to River Terrace. The first public hearing notice in the paper on this was March 12, 2016 to show intent to apply for grant and move to Trilogy.
The last two are a press release from Mayor Welch on restarting the process to move the Senior Center and details on the grant application.