Friday, January 20, 2012

Political "Spin" begins on the Departures of Mayor & Others

To All COLA LO Members,
Yesterday the political spin began on the recent decisions of the Mayor and one Councilor not to run for election in 2012 and the decision by the City Manager to leave next month.   

To most citizens its pretty clear that the direction and priorities have been out of sync with the community for at least the past three years consistent with the tenures of both the City Manager and the Mayor.   

The "spin" machine is playing up the divisiveness within the community and playing down the fact that the overall community is deeply concerned about the direction of this administration and the city in general.   Its part of a campaign to set the playing field for "approved" candidates that may carry on the legacy projects and priorities within the community.   

Unfortunately it doesn't address the absence of trust in local officials right now as we proceed through 2012 and continue into the election process.  

The Oregonian article can be found at:  Political Divisions

The online comments in this and other articles provides some insight into the positions of the voters and local residents regarding the "spin"   versus resolving core issues within the community.  

The related announcement can be found in the following article:  Will Not Run.  Related articles on prospective candidates can be found at MacPherson Pondering and Regime Change.

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.   

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