Its not the reports filed at the board of elections but the envelopes from Belmont Avenue that count.
August 28, 2013 at 7:10 a.m.
Weren't you the one that pushed for the removal of mayoral term limits?
Just as corrupt as the politicians you criticize...
July 14, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.
"That’s because the $300,000 plan, approved by city council in 2005, is nowhere to be found in the mayor’s office."
This line speaks to the stubbornness that drives the current mayor and exemplifies just perfectly that he needs to go.
Career politicians don't do much work.
June 2, 2013 at 9:15 p.m.
I am baffled by this issue that the MVOC forced to the forefront in the primary - returning citizens.
I am confused because I do not know if it is even a mayoral issue. The MVOC wasn't too clear on what the goal was with making this issue a talking point. Should the city mandate that there is a job waiting for a returning citizen once they finish their time?
Is it even fair to give such a spotlight on returning citizens? Let's take it from the perspective of someone who has never left and needed to return to the community. In such a competitive job market, should employers be forced into hiring returning citizens when I am sure there are many citizens that never needed to return that they could hire?
That old phrase rings true: "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime."
Should we hand over every opportunity to a returning citizen? I don't think so.
June 2, 2013 at 8:58 p.m.
Terrapinst, thank you for saying what has been on everyone's mind.
March 22, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.
Utica only has faith in a new-comer like Kidd with the perspective of "who can the industry manipulate more?" and a newcomer is a roll of the dice in this respect. Can be easily swayed OR will be difficult to work with, but I think it is more likely Kidd would be easily swayed by good sounding ideas as he would feel the need to quickly prove himself in office.
January 12, 2013 at 11:06 p.m.
How quickly this turned into a "phil kidd for mayor" comment fest.
I think if Phil got into office he would realize it is much different than what it appears to be on the surface.
They all have agendas, it is just a matter of picking the one that has at least part of their agenda to actually focus on the people and improve the city.
Jay Williams had an agenda and his strategy has got him into the administration. Don't doubt that Kidd has a personal agenda also, alongside his Defend Youngstown Crusade.
Don't put people, especially candidates for office, on such a high pedastal.
January 11, 2013 at 5:20 p.m.
Just read any of the many many posts that Phil Kidd floats out on facebook and you can smell the stench of political ambition that is not unlike the other "corrupt" politicians you rattle off.
Seriously, every post of his is posted as if he is prepping himself for a long career in city politics. It is all for show.
I think a lot of people care about the city, that does not make them fit for Mayor.
January 8, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Can you give me any reasons why Phil Kidd would make a good mayor other than he sounds like a good speaker and is well versed on a few talking points?
I bet you can't...
January 8, 2013 at 9:22 a.m.