Problems Persist with Syracuse's Proposed Rules

According to Joe Levi, spokesperson for Syracuse Citizens for Fair Rules in Public Meetings, the proposed Rules of Order and Procedure (required by Utah Law) that will be discussed at tonight’s meeting of the Syracuse City Council still have some sizable problems. First, I want to commend the City for the work they’ve done so far. When…

Partisan Politics? Standard Examiner article only tells half the story

The Ogden Standard Examiner ran a story entitled What place do party politics have in municipal elections? where they call out the Chairman of the Davis County GOP for asking Republicans to contact their candidates directly and ask about their political affiliation. His reasoning? “In general, we think party affiliation is vitally important in telling…

Syracuse Mayor Confuses Partisan Research and Partisan Campaigning

I’m posting this at the request of Mayor Jamie Nagle. We recently ran a story about the Davis County Democrats planning a “Save Syracuse’s City Council” door-to-door campaign to be hold at Mayor Nagle’s home — and how they later removed the post. After that, and entirely unrelated, Chairman of the Davis County GOP, Rusty…

Did the Syracuse City Mayor just violate both City and State Law?

Did the Syracuse City Mayor just violate both City and State Law? That’s the question that. If you ask 13-year Syracuse City resident Joe Levi, it’s an undeniable “yes”. At last night’s Syracuse City Council Meeting, Mr. Levi spoke about an apparent shift of Mayoral powers in a proposed set of rules — which the Council…

Syracuse City Council attempt to grant Mayor "dictatorial powers" tabled

At the last Syracuse City Council Meeting I brought up what I felt was a violation of the City to comply with Utah State Code 10-03-606 regarding their current “rules”. Current Syracuse City Code essentially says meetings of the legislative body can be conducted however they want, and that they “may” reference Robert’s Rules of Order…

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

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…