Request for correction to City Council Meeting for 9/27/2011

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I sent the following to two Syracuse City Councilmembers, requesting they “set the record straight” when adopting the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council held on September 27th, 2011, at which I was in attendance and spoke. Councilmen Shingleton and Kimmel, When the minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council on…

Post asking Davis County Democrats to meet at Nagle home to campaign for incumbent City Councilmen removed

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A few days ago we reported that the Davis County Democrat Party was organizing a campaign for the three incumbent Syracuse City Councilmembers. In their words: Syracuse, like many other cities, is under attack by city council candidates who want to gut city governments. […] It’s important we fight for good candidates in municipal races.  Usually…

In 2010 Mayor Alerts Syracuse Citizens About Maximum Bond Debt – Why is she trying to bring on more debt now?

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According to figures from Amber Fowles, city Finance Manager, from 2005 to 2008, Syracuse City took out $15 million in debt for new buildings. That’s a lot of debt! But that’s not all! Those bonds don’t include the $2 million bond issued in 2005 to develop the Jensen Nature Park. In 2010, Syracuse City Mayor Jamie…

The Bond Issue is a big concern for many Syracuse residents. How are we going to fix our roads?

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Debt payments by Syracuse City make up 18.3% of our non capital expenditures! That’s $1.3+ million in payments EVERY YEAR until 2020! If we bond again (which is the equivalent of your or I getting another credit card because our others are all maxed out)  that number will be much higher! The city reported in…

Local residents feel that the facts are not being presented on the roads fund issue, Syracuse leaders argue they are. What do you think?

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Budgetary documents seem to indicate that during recent years Class “C” Road funds provided to Syracuse City by UDOT were NOT used for road maintenance/repairs. The problem? They are required to use these funds for maintenance and repairs by Utah Code 72-2-107 & 108. So, where is it going? It appears they are being diverted to…

Democrats and Mayor Nagle Actively Campaigning for Incumbent City Council Members?

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Update, October 24, 2011: It was brought to my attention that the Davis County Democrats have removed the “Save Syracuse’s City Council” post from their website and the link provided in the original posting of this was returning a “404: Document not found” error. I’ve removed the link to the broken page and have replaced…

SY08 Precinct Officer Who Called Out Syracuse City Council Makes the Paper

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Recently the Standard-Examiner ran a story about our very own SY08 Precinct Vice Chair, Joe Levi. Though they got his name wrong (“Lebi”), they recounted (fairly accurately) some of the points Mr. Levi addressed when he spoke to the Syracuse City Council at a recent Council Meeting regarding their alleged violation of Utah Law (10-3-606). He…