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Op-ed: Collusion on the city council (by Peter Children)

This news story was published on March 6, 2012.
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Over lunch today the subject of the city council was brought up. I was informed that Turncoat, Solberg and Hickey were all in re-election mode.  Their focus now is to get re-elected and they are on their best behavior.  What do you think? You think that’s true?  Those three would have to be brain dead not to read this site everyday; everybody at that council  table reads this site probably more than once a day, everyday.  That includes the mayor and city administrator and the girl who calls the roll call.

In 2011 those three voted in unison 93% of the time.  Does that sound like collusion?  Is the pope catholic? Now it is 100% worse; the entire six seats are in lock down ready to drink the Kool-Aid whenever Bookmeyer tells them to lift their glasses.  Word has it that Jean Marinos asked Bookmeyer to run for mayor, Bookmeyer then asked Marinos to run for the third ward council seat; John Lee’s wife works for Marinos.

I write opinions, mine, and mine alone. This is my opinion; the election of those three afore mentioned were colossal mistakes, I can’t imagine what took place, its inconceivable that those people are sitting in those chairs…shocking. Turncoat is at large the other two represent the Fourth Ward, where I live and the Second ward. Are the people living in those wards brain dead?

Everybody knows Marinos will pull out in the near future; Bookmeyer will appoint another lackey to match the ones already sitting there.  The only real defense against this sort of thing is in the voting booth and when push comes to shove, no one votes.  That is the single most factor people like Bookmeyer count on.  Can you imagine this, we have a mayor and a severely comprised Administrator who really don’t want the public to know everything….and if it were up to the Globe Gazette you would never know, and they are hoping come election day you’ll stay home or go drink beer in some rat hole.

What are we talking about here; a town of 28,000 that is being run by a mayor who cares little about the residents, get blasted in the bars, Turncoat who lives under the misconception that he is better than those who put him in that seat. Solberg who thinks the meetings get in the way of exchanging votes for city business with the mayor, I mean this woman is in the insurance business and this mayor is going to insure she gets as much as possible for her constant compliance.  Bet on it.

If per chance the garbage workers were all thrown out, 11 families I am told, and a private contractor were to be brought in, it would be very interesting to see if Solberg wrote the insurance for the private contractor….or the policy went through the office she works in.  Hickey?  Well anyone who is impressed with our mayor has got to be suspect.  I can’t figure out how he got there, must have been unopposed.

The public in this community should know that no matter which ward you live in, you have no friend at that current council table that will pick you over whichever policy the current administration desires.

Then there is the County Supervisors; more of the same but in many ways worse if you can believe it.  Stay tuned.  Now get the knives out…I’m ready….but when you do, tell which part isn’t true……..

Peter Children



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18 Responses to Op-ed: Collusion on the city council (by Peter Children)

  1. LVS Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Someone really had to dig to come up with this old story.

  2. Reality Check Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Peter do your homework or quit publishing this bullshit. “Turncoat” is NOT on the City Council so please explain in what ways he is in re-election mode. Scott was replaced by Bill Schickel thru a special election process.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Published: 2012/03/06 … it was accurate then as far as who was on the council.

      • Reality Check Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        My apologies, dates of the story lines are sometime difficult to determine.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I did not, vote for anyone that is on the city council, but I did vote. did you?

  4. 4ever49 Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Peter – can you be specific?

    On which items have they colluded?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Peter isn’t going to reply. He talks out of both sides of his arse!

  5. Shocking Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

    “I can’t imagine what took place, it’s inconceivable that those people are sitting in those chairs…shocking” What’s shocking is that it took so long to get those who were embarrassing our community off the council. The people voted, get over yourself.

    • Peter Children Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

      For your information they are sitting in those chairs because no one voted. Lowest rurnout in years. No mandate there.

  6. Larry Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Matt-what is going on with this site. Several times I have tried to post a comment only to get a message that I need to type in the password. Whe I do the same message comes up and then if you go back to home you lose the message. Is this a way to edit out what you don’t agree with???

    • Watcher Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Being a regular responder I can answer that question. It is a time out feature. I often type my responses somewhere else then copy and paste in. Your question was valid, no need for the attack. He has had to set this up because of the spammers and trolls, most sites make you sign in to comment.

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Larry, the password has to be typed or copy and pasted exaclty as it is shown. I had to install this to keep the spammers out. There were 100’s of spam messages being posted by programmers. I’m sorry it is a pain, I realize that. Once you get used to it, it becomes much easier. One thing to watch for if you are copy and pasting is for an extra blank space at the end, that happens sometimes. The password will not match if the extra space is included. Thanks for your patience.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    “I write opinions, mine, and mine alone. ” Truer words were never spoken, Peter.

  8. Peter Children Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Of course, but you won’t read about it in the Globe because its off limits to the public….at this juncture. Also this Adminstration wants to “rearrange the Fire Department because councilman Hickey thinks he knows more than the Chief. Let me tell you something, the Chief we hve now is one smart guy; if there was a better way to operate that department he’d have implemented it a long time ago. Its more about control than anything else….that and a move to rid the department of the union.

    • Junior Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Peter. I agree with anonymous. How by changing hours could you get rid of the unioun? Just slanderous comments with no truth or fact basis.

  9. Scott Pelfrey Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

    For sure it’s all baked up before they ever get to their meeting. The vote 6-0 is planned on everything.

  10. 4ever49 Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Peter – just what is the point of your article? I gather that you don’t like most of the current occupants of the city council, that they are linked in a variety of ways outside of the council which results in… ? Some specifics would be helpful.
    As to the garbage issue, I have to admit that I lack knowledge here. Is there some move afoot to contract out the collection of residential trash and let go all the people who now perform this service?

    • Peter Children Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Collusion in govenment is never healthy.