Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones kicks off...

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones kicks off re-election campaign

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Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#1 Jun 8, 2012
4 more years with no "leadership" at the helm of Richmond city government.

Richmond always seems to get stuck with ministers that have gone bad or liberal wannabes that use Richmond as a stepping stone to a higher elected office.

City Council is about the same.

Nobody cares about the city and money always gets wasted on foolish projects like 6th street market place, the old train station or a new ball park downtown in an area that is prone to violence and drunks.

And the current candidates are no different.

Since: Sep 11

Richmond, VA

#2 Jun 8, 2012
I posted the following on Chanel 6 website, but they pulled it -
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As long as so many others in Richmond City Government seem to be running around trying to justify their jobs to be spared layoffs (due to financial mismanagement at the cityís administrative level), under the current mayor, I think it is prudent for the current mayor to justify his job. Letís see Jones produce documents that state what his priorities were the first time around. The public needs to see exactly what he promised (this is where the media comes in to play), and what he actually delivered.

The sporting events and performing arts capital sponsorships are nice touches the city can offer the county residents when they come to visit, but what has the mayor done for the city residents? The new schools and the new jail immediately come off the table because those balls had long been rolling while Jones was preaching to his choir.

Oh, and Preacher Jones, I find it amusing, but expected that you are trying to take credit for the Redskins coming to town, when clearly that gift was handled at the State level, but I understand your need to steal credit wherever you can.(Poor thing canít seem to manage anything on his own).

Next, let us see a list of well, think of a nice word for screw-ups, and what the mayor has done to correct them. Yes, apparently there were problems with the city juvenile detention center prior to the mayorís arrival at City Hall, but why did it take the NAACP to force the mayor to do something about it? Couldnít an intelligent mayor, along with a responsible administration, have done something other than hang a Going out of Business sign on the front door of the center? Why yes, certainly an intelligent mayor and responsible administration could have done something, but then, we have Jones. Enough said.

Let us also not forget the fiasco during the Hurricane Irene last year when residents showed up to a high school emergency center (while the mayor sat comfortably in Florida) that did not have adequate emergency power. While there is apparently a plan in place now, why has it not yet been implemented? What would the residents have done in the event of an emergency? Even now, we are in the official 2012 Hurricane season, and still no implemented plan. Why is it taking so long?

Then, lets reminisce over the Occupy Richmond Movement wherein ole flip-flop Dwight couldnít seem to figure out if his constituents wanted him to support them or not, so, flip-flop did the only thing he knew and waited out the storm in the hopes his politically embarrassing problem would go away on itís own. It did. It had to, because the mayor had no clue. The truth is, he was ill-equipped to carry on any kind of intelligent conversation with those folks, they felt sorry for him and left the poor ole preacher alone.

In listening to one City Council meeting I heard Marty Jewell sum it up nicely when he said something to the effect that the city has plenty of money, it is all in little pockets here and there. This is a major problem under this mayor, he has too many tax dollars spread around into too many projects to make all his backers happy, but the money is not enough to make any significant advances in any of the projects. Had the mayor prioritized his goals and stuck to a funding plan, perhaps the schools would have been funded sufficiently to operate without all of the political turmoil that no tax payer appreciates.

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#3 Jun 8, 2012
Great post Glen. This is why Ringling Brothers loses money when they come to Richmond. We have a our own circus right here.
new hammer time

Cartersville, VA

#4 Jun 11, 2012
va_tazdad wrote:
4 more years with no "leadership" at the helm of Richmond city government.
Richmond always seems to get stuck with ministers that have gone bad or liberal wannabes that use Richmond as a stepping stone to a higher elected office.
City Council is about the same.
Nobody cares about the city and money always gets wasted on foolish projects like 6th street market place, the old train station or a new ball park downtown in an area that is prone to violence and drunks.
And the current candidates are no different.
Why don't you worry about chesterfields problems? Y'all got crooks scamming folks with faulty HVAC systems, stealing funds earmarked for an aquatic center, a boondoggle of a shopping center at Cloverfeaf, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
new hammer time

Cartersville, VA

#5 Jun 11, 2012
Glen Allen wrote:
I posted the following on Chanel 6 website, but they pulled it -
----------
As long as so many others in Richmond City Government seem to be running around trying to justify their jobs to be spared layoffs (due to financial mismanagement at the cityís administrative level), under the current mayor, I think it is prudent for the current mayor to justify his job. Letís see Jones produce documents that state what his priorities were the first time around. The public needs to see exactly what he promised (this is where the media comes in to play), and what he actually delivered.
The sporting events and performing arts capital sponsorships are nice touches the city can offer the county residents when they come to visit, but what has the mayor done for the city residents? The new schools and the new jail immediately come off the table because those balls had long been rolling while Jones was preaching to his choir.
Oh, and Preacher Jones, I find it amusing, but expected that you are trying to take credit for the Redskins coming to town, when clearly that gift was handled at the State level, but I understand your need to steal credit wherever you can.(Poor thing canít seem to manage anything on his own).
Next, let us see a list of well, think of a nice word for screw-ups, and what the mayor has done to correct them. Yes, apparently there were problems with the city juvenile detention center prior to the mayorís arrival at City Hall, but why did it take the NAACP to force the mayor to do something about it? Couldnít an intelligent mayor, along with a responsible administration, have done something other than hang a Going out of Business sign on the front door of the center? Why yes, certainly an intelligent mayor and responsible administration could have done something, but then, we have Jones. Enough said.
Let us also not forget the fiasco during the Hurricane Irene last year when residents showed up to a high school emergency center (while the mayor sat comfortably in Florida) that did not have adequate emergency power. While there is apparently a plan in place now, why has it not yet been implemented? What would the residents have done in the event of an emergency? Even now, we are in the official 2012 Hurricane season, and still no implemented plan. Why is it taking so long?
Then, lets reminisce over the Occupy Richmond Movement wherein ole flip-flop Dwight couldnít seem to figure out if his constituents wanted him to support them or not, so, flip-flop did the only thing he knew and waited out the storm in the hopes his politically embarrassing problem would go away on itís own. It did. It had to, because the mayor had no clue. The truth is, he was ill-equipped to carry on any kind of intelligent conversation with those folks, they felt sorry for him and left the poor ole preacher alone.
In listening to one City Council meeting I heard Marty Jewell sum it up nicely when he said something to the effect that the city has plenty of money, it is all in little pockets here and there. This is a major problem under this mayor, he has too many tax dollars spread around into too many projects to make all his backers happy, but the money is not enough to make any significant advances in any of the projects. Had the mayor prioritized his goals and stuck to a funding plan, perhaps the schools would have been funded sufficiently to operate without all of the political turmoil that no tax payer appreciates.
You don't live in the city, so shut your trap. The city is doing well without you croc-a-maniacs.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#6 Jun 11, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Why don't you worry about chesterfields problems? Y'all got crooks scamming folks with faulty HVAC systems, stealing funds earmarked for an aquatic center, a boondoggle of a shopping center at Cloverfeaf, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Because Richmond spawns mentally deficient racist criminals like you nothead.

What happens in the city has an impact on the counties surrounding it.

But then, since the only travel you do is to jail for your weekends, you wouldn't know that.
new hammer time

Cartersville, VA

#7 Jun 12, 2012
va_tazdad wrote:
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Because Richmond spawns mentally deficient racist criminals like you nothead.
What happens in the city has an impact on the counties surrounding it.
But then, since the only travel you do is to jail for your weekends, you wouldn't know that.
I don't live in the city sonny boi. You on the other hand reside in the "bath salt" capitol of the world.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#8 Jun 12, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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I don't live in the city sonny boi. You on the other hand reside in the "bath salt" capitol of the world.
nothead mug-shot aka Hammertime/glen allen clone/new hammer timeÖ.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0...

Typical criminal sub-human moron!

Sub-humans like you rate so low on the evolution scale that it is immeasurable nothead.

Best you are left in the jungle eating bugs and screwing monkeys to reproduce nothead.

Since: Sep 11

Midlothian, VA

#9 Jun 12, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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You don't live in the city, so shut your trap. The city is doing well without you croc-a-maniacs.
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I would never live in "that" city, but unfortunately my state and federal tax dollars support "that" city.

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