Truth, Courage, CommitmentA Hearty Constitution
Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)
City Manager Qualifications
Specific CM Qualifications
FEMA Flood Insurance Rates
Sing it as Written
The Rule of Law
Political Correctness Shall Be the Death of us All
Decibel and Sound Meter Tutorial
Fort Adams “Entertainment”
QUANGOs, Church Street, and MYOB
Host Community Agreement (HCA)
The Casino Bill
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Bell Curve
Priorities: Top Ten Lists
Offering a service as City Councilor at Large
Who Is This Guy?
Priorities: Top Ten List for the City Manager
CM02: Communicate with We the People
CM03: Reorganization into Current and Future Operations
Current Operations Department
Future Operations Department
CM07: Due Process: Enforce the Law
Priorities: Top Ten List for the Council
CC01. Increase Docket Item Visibility Times
CC02. Examine city contracting policy and rules
CC07. Comply with the law by creating and passing a mission statement and strategic plan for the City
CC08. Develop an official City Vision Statement for the North End
CC09. Develop an Official City Vision Statement for Economic Development
CC10. Develop an official City Vision Statement for Urban Renewal in the Washington Square area
Problems that a Council Vision for the North End Would Solve
1. Check your Registration
2. View the Ballot
For starters CM responsibilities/performance regarding oversight needs to be tightened up. For example, the City Clerk’s notifications of docket items have been influenced/drafted by interested parties, not by city employees using impartial judgement. How could a CM overlook so many blatantly misleading announcements, snail mailed late, vital info omitted and worse. It’s gone on for years, no… generations. “Everybody else does it so it must be okay” … to lie, cover up, cajole, bribe, influence, falsify and more.
For another point, details later, the Council meetings MINUTES have not been published in ages.
The saving grace is http://www.thenewportrecord.com who faithfully videotape the entire thing, but the law is that the minutes should be published so they can be searched. Sifting through three hours of video tape is not the right answer.
Yes, the major sin is “It’s always been done that way”.
Well it doesn’t have to be, and I’ll work to change it.
Thanks for your engagement.
Oh, and regarding your comment on the city clerk, spot on:
Thanks again, Andy
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