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Epiphany Regarding City Leadership PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
I had an epiphany sitting in last week’s regular Council Meeting. I finally realized that there are a paltry few individuals on the council who are actually qualified to be aldermen. A city of nearly 100,000 citizens, with a managed budget of approximately $100 million, requires people with more experience in business, city planning, administration, finance, and leadership.

 
Consider the Source PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
The hypocrisy and self-serving nature of the Quad City Times’ editorial page knows no bounds. Case in point No. 1: Editor John Humenik’s posturing on “An emotional price for finding the truth,” which appeared last Sunday.

 
Development Has Fuzzy Numbers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
In the past several months, petitions from two separate developers (THF Realty-Wal-Mart, and Jersey Ridge Partners-Steve Schalk and associates) for rezoning of nearly 300 acres north of 53rd Street, between Elmore and Eastern avenues, have passed through Planning & Zoning without most of the crucial questions being answered.

 
300 More Unsustainable Acres to Be Developed North of 53rd Street PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 27 February 2001 18:00
In an unprecedented act, Alderman Sherwood, with the support of Aldermen Moritz and Brown, pulled a power play that reinstated City Attorney John Martin with sanctions after Martin had proffered his resignation.

 
Posturing Parrots and the VIP PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 13 February 2001 18:00
Can a politician be more obvious in his efforts to further his own political career than Alderman Roland Caldwell during last Wednesday’s City Council Meeting? The platitudes were flowing like syrup on pancakes from most of the aldermen, but especially from Caldwell, who is seeking the Alderman-at-Large seat in next month’s special election.

 
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