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Here’s The Scoop … They Are Jumping No More ….

HANDLED WITH CARE …. “FREE FALL IS A THING OF THE PAST”….. March 9, 2010…

Dear Readers … Have you walked around town since Tuesday? … It’s quite something…the lawns are sign free and the “lemmings” have stopped jumping off the cliff!… Everywhere you go there is still a sense of wonderment from the results of the election and the “triumph” of the “slate of three” Minnet/Sasser/Vincent …. It renewed the faith of the townspeople that they did something big …something important as they held the short lived 2 year majority and the Town Manager with 2 years in her position under her belt accountable for all they had done!…Businesses have a renewed sense of having a future alongside  the residents…and the belief they will be assisted in their endeavors instead of targeted by the commission and the administration….The Chamber has to feel safe for the first time in a very long time…knowing the new commission values them and what they provide to the town….and residents who have been beside themselves as they hit a brick wall over and over again with their pending situations either by a non-responsive administration or a retaliatory elected official must too know those days are over…. Everywhere you wonder from the north to the south …the people are downright giddy!…

The candidates must be back to more normal hours with an end to the 24-7 campaigning…Their families may actually by today be sitting around their own living rooms instead of those they were invited in to to offer up their platforms and ideals to earn each and every vote….Any disturbance or diversion is coming from the usual daily encounters such as grounded airplanes due to weather or traffic snarls rather than latest “fear-mongering” or calculated false accusations out of the now defunct “Town Hall East” on El Mar Drive…..How wonderfully mundane and normal!…

The Administration many laughed must be trying to see what is in store for them…A few thought they saw the lights on late in the corner office and wondered if some desks were being cleaned out…One swore they heard quite a lot of shredders!…

Proclamations are being written to say goodbye to the “Broom Boys” on Monday March 15th… (Broom Boy McIntee again has “cruised” away, will his still be read aloud?)….This writer is certain these proclamations will not reflect in any way, shape or form the proclamation  the “Broom Boys” received Tuesday night from 65% of the voters in this town!….

All was quiet Tuesday night at the infamous Blue Seas aka Town Hall East aka By The Sea Times  aka Campaign Hdqrs. for the losing slate of Silverstone/Evans/Couriel…who we hear “walked the walk” to Silverstone’s house to receive  the crushing news!…. Commissioner Clottey…apparently “Clueless” as ever was seen at the Furths early the following morning ….old habits do die hard…Birute is going to be walking on eggshells (something she told this writer she is used to doing)…for her remaining 2 years…The tables have turned for her….for it is she that is now the minority of 1 to the new majority of 4…and not her nemesis…Mayor Minnet!… Mayor Minnet can walk with her head held high as she will no longer have to hear  about the paltry 16 votes that allowed her the center seat.for the last 2 years …..for this time around it was 1329 to her opponent Couriel’s 703 for a big 626 vote win!… Candidate Joe Couriel will now have even more bad behavior in his LBTS  history if he ever decides to run again with below the belt accusations made and being a part of a down and dirty 2010 campaign….Chris Vincent did indeed turn out to be the “nicer guy”…..proving too many hats …conflicts of interest…no term/ big payout  contracts kept under wraps …and  4 years of identical bad acts/votes alongside his BFF “Broom Boy “McIntee were not going to be “brushed aside” …Jim Silverstone ‘s Fiancee’ who told all before he  qualified that she did not want his to run can now plan a wedding …he’s got  a lot of free time… …..Scot Sasser will be able to follow through on his promises of a strategic plan (unlike the lame attempt made by the Town Manager on March 4th to say SHE already had one)….and a code of conduct after the voters showed were not fooled by his non involved LBTS “grant writer” opponent Marjorie Evans who offered up answers without ever knowing the questions…perhaps  Marjorie will finally learn to stand in line and wait her turn…Nahhh…The Furths ….Marc and Cristie…who orchestrated the losing CIC campaign and really thought they were the ONLY stakeholders in town …who were instrumental in the rise and fall of the Broom Boys 2006-2010…as well as the rise and fall of the CIC …are now left to decide …do they fold the By The Sea Times…(will the VFD still pay for the back page?)… Do they pack it in for a while as their pals McIntee depart LBTS?…..Can they wrap their heads around new”NO Guard” chairpersons  and volunteers to cover traditional town events…(change is good!)….

What new organizational rules will the new commission offer up at their 5 pm meeting on March 23rd?…Will they be new, innovative and thinking outside the box?… Who sits where with whom in Jarvis Hall?…Who comes back to the hall?….. Who will be texting this writer  in Chicago as I watch it on my laptop?……

At 7 pm on the 23rd…..what’s on the first agenda?…How long will the meeting run?….. Who sits where on the  dais? …Will the nameplates be in?…Will they spell Scot with one T?………Will  Cristie Furth dare to clickity clack her way up the aisle to start out the first meeting of the new commission at public comments with an encore performance of her public comments at the last meeting of the outgoing commission on March 4th?…Will she have any traction if she does?……Will Marc Furth still be guiding his “besotted” Comm.Clottey every step of the way.on the dais?…..Will he have to turn in the keys to Jarvis/Town Hall and his coveted parking permit if he no longer serves as Town Photographer…which is surely a position that serves at the pleasure of the commission?… Will Rosa “the tomato lady”…offer up tomatoes to the new commissioner…and will they be equally edible from the top to the bottom of the bag?…Will Bob Karley finally stop talking about the annexation and people” spittin'” on him? …Does Frank Hermann come forward with a funny script that says he supported these guys all along?…Do the left over CIC stragglers follow a CIC last stand to “pile on” at the podium or do they realize it’s not necessary or wanted anymore?…..Who will still be texting this writer in Chicago as I watch it on my laptop?….

Here’s what I’m looking  for?…. It’s what I told Gene a CIC member as we stood on the median holding signs last weekend….I am looking for more of the same I saw in these candidates in this election… Commissioners who will work well together…and show even the most ardent supporters of their opponents a few short months from now that they had nothing to fear…and they “get it”…finally….these really are “Good Guys”… and they now have complete confidence that LBTS got it right….Yep, Lemmings  ….jumping no more!…

The agendas…and all the Town meetings will be posted as usual…for it matters not if this writer is in Chicago or Sea Ranch Club….and the By The Sea Future, chalk full of ads…Editorials, informative articles and much good news will be out in front of your home/in your mailroom on March 26, 2010!….

more to come….

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