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Here’s The Scoop … WRITE YOUR OWN TICKET TO 2010 ….

ONE WAY TO KEEP YOUR JOB ……

Dear Readers … Commissioner Dodd put an item for New Business (ND 16d) on the Dec. 8, 2009 Commission Agenda for “Discussion and/ or action on a commission directive to the Town Manager to ask the League of Women Voters to set up two¬† ” Meet the Candidate” debates for the next election” … it is customary for a commission to place this on the agenda….

The Town Manager decided too unilaterally act on Comm. Dodd’s agenda item…On the same Dec 8, 2009 agenda under Town Manager Report she put down the date of Feb. 16, 2009….

The problem¬† is we do not have declared candidates yet…and we do not know what the candidates want to do this year…. So what gives?…

Not only did the Manager unilaterally set up the date with the League…she really crossed the line with her memo to the commission on Dec. 1, 2009…that stated the following…

” Please provide any questions that you would like to be utilized by the moderator in the proposed upcoming “Meet the Candidates” forum to be held in Town prior to the upcoming election.”…WOW!…

How can the manager think it’s kosher to ask commissioners who will most likely be the candidates to supply the questions they want asked?…That’s a raw dirty deal for the new declared candidates Chris Vincent and Scot Sasser who are opposing them…

What would the League of Women’s Voters say to this memo fro the Town Manager?… This writer sent them an e-mail…(see below)… and I will post the response when received!…

What a bad way to start off campaign 2010 in LBTS…

I guess we know who’s rooting for whom from that center seat on the dais!… YIKES!…

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From:
“Barbara Cole”
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12/6/09
To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing as a concerned registered voter in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea about a Debate scheduled by our Town Manager.
According to the Dec. 8, 2009 LBTS Commission Agenda under Town Manager Report she set up a “Meet the Candidate” with the League of Women Voters for Feb 16, 2009 .
We do not know who all our candidates are as of yet.
Our time for registration is Jan 4-11th, 2010.
There has been no discussion with the candidates since they are unknown.
Furthermore, and even more disturbing , the Town Manager sent a memo on Dec. 1, 2009 to the Commissioners stating the following
” Please provide any questions that you would like to be utilized by the moderator in the proposed upcoming “Meet the Candidates” forum to be held in Town prior to the upcoming election”.
It is very likely that three members of this commission will be candidates participating in that debate.
This request, if responded to and enacted will seriously impede those candidates challenging the incumbents for their seats as well as casting suspicion onto not only on the Town, and the sitting commissioners, but the League of Women Voters.
I am hopeful the Commission will call the Town Manager on her actions at the Dec. 8, 2009 meeting, but I ask that the LWV also look into this matter to guarantee an unquestionably fair debate when and if the candidates decide to go forward with one or two such debates as they have done so in the past.
I look forward to your response.
Sincerely, Barbara Cole

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more to come………..

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