Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hoffman, Moncrieff and McIntyre are out!

To all COLA LO Members,

Today the announcements came for decisions which many of us knew already within the COLA organization.  Mayor Hoffman has announced he will not run for re-election,  Councilor Moncrieff also announced she will not run for reelection.   
The only minor surprise was the departure of City Manager Alex McIntyre which many assumed might occur after the November 2012 election.    He has taken a position back in California once again.  

Hoffman says No  and McIntyre Leaves.  MacPherson Announces or ?

All of this comes after the streetcar announcement and a serious effort by citizens to mount recall petitions against several members of the council.    It appears many in the community were quite upset and had a enough and candidates are quite aware of the situation.  

It would not be inaccurate to say that these key people have presided over the most divisive administration in city history by promoting a political agenda that was entirely out of touch with the community.    Spending millions of taxpayer funds on projects that were not supported by the community produced such an outrage from a normally quiet community, that significant opposition arose at the grass roots level.  

There are a number of candidates for these positions and the community will continue to evaluate their options as 2012 proceeds.   There is concern that the city does not return to the failed policies under the current administration.  

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