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omg

Garden City, MO

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Please tell me this is a different Miles Stillwell than the little punk I'm thinking it is.
yea

Willow Springs, MO

#2 Jan 18, 2013
omg wrote:
Please tell me this is a different Miles Stillwell than the little punk I'm thinking it is.
Its the little punk your thinking about. I asked the same when I read it in the paper and was totally shocked. What is this world coming to.
buck jones

Berlin, Germany

#3 Jan 19, 2013
The fact that little d-bag is allowed to run marks a truly sad day in Willow Springs history.
omg

Olathe, KS

#4 Jan 19, 2013
I completely agree with both of you.
Anonymous

Ava, MO

#5 Jan 21, 2013
he would be great
miles for mayor

Branson, MO

#6 Jan 21, 2013
You guys get on here and say bad stuff about me running for mayor, but cant even put your name behind it? Im not sure why you refer to me as a "punk" but i have a lot of good ideas to help turn Willow Springs back into a thriving community it used to be. For instance, we have the lowest income of any county around, but we are paying the highest costs on utilitie rates out of any of those counties?? Thats not right and needs to be changed. I would like to work on the cost of living around the area, as well as make it a better place for all of us to live. I also have a lot of support in the community, and hope to excercise all of it. Looking forward to meeting each and everyone one of you! Thanks for your time. Vote Smart, Vote Stillwell
omg

Garden City, MO

#7 Jan 21, 2013
miles for mayor wrote:
You guys get on here and say bad stuff about me running for mayor, but cant even put your name behind it? Im not sure why you refer to me as a "punk" but i have a lot of good ideas to help turn Willow Springs back into a thriving community it used to be. For instance, we have the lowest income of any county around, but we are paying the highest costs on utilitie rates out of any of those counties?? Thats not right and needs to be changed. I would like to work on the cost of living around the area, as well as make it a better place for all of us to live. I also have a lot of support in the community, and hope to excercise all of it. Looking forward to meeting each and everyone one of you! Thanks for your time. Vote Smart, Vote Stillwell
Congratulations. You identified two problems that everyone else has as well. And, gave a typical "I want to fix that problem" solution.

Here's what separates any idiot off the street from someone who understands the ins-and-outs of federal/state/county regulations: what is it EXACTLY you're proposing to do? Simply lower utility rates? It's more complicated than that, boy wonder.

If the majority of your "support" comes from the people you surround yourself with, then I'll cease to worry about your candidacy. It is highly unlikely that many of them are even eligible to vote, let alone registered to do so.

As for the concern over anonymity in these posts, get used to it. That's politics.
position

Willow Springs, MO

#8 Jan 22, 2013
miles for mayor wrote:
You guys get on here and say bad stuff about me running for mayor, but cant even put your name behind it? Im not sure why you refer to me as a "punk" but i have a lot of good ideas to help turn Willow Springs back into a thriving community it used to be. For instance, we have the lowest income of any county around, but we are paying the highest costs on utilitie rates out of any of those counties?? Thats not right and needs to be changed. I would like to work on the cost of living around the area, as well as make it a better place for all of us to live. I also have a lot of support in the community, and hope to excercise all of it. Looking forward to meeting each and everyone one of you! Thanks for your time. Vote Smart, Vote Stillwell
I dont get into politics much and correct me if I am wrong, But isnt a mayor just a leader figure? I believe the changes have to come from the city council that actually make the decisions. I also believe that the mayor just runs the meetings but doesnt have any voting power? Sounds like if you want to change things you are running for the wrong office. I may be completely on the wrong track and correct me if I am wrong. I do beleive that there needs to be changes around here but I think it takes more than just saying cut utility rates. The city runs this place off of the utility incomes, which is wrong anyway.
position

Willow Springs, MO

#9 Jan 22, 2013
And if a website like topix hurts your feelings, You are definitely not wanting to run for politics. They will tear you up and spit you out a lot worse than any website can!!
miles for mayor

Branson, MO

#10 Jan 22, 2013
its not hurting my feelings,and the mayor holds all power over the council and basically runs the city on a day to day basis. The utility rates and such that im talking about are just some of my improvement ideas. Experience is the best teacher, and i want to use the cities budget in better ways to help advertise Willow Springs, bring back community events, and build a stronger community. Im tired of seeing my town ran into the ground, so vote for a change! "Vote Smart Vote Stillwell"
omg

Lockwood, MO

#11 Jan 22, 2013
Lesson One: The Mayor holds no lawful power over City Council. The Mayor doesn't even vote on issues unless there is a tie.
omg

Lockwood, MO

#12 Jan 22, 2013
Lesson Two: The Mayor does not oversee the day-to-day business of the city....that's the City Administrator's job.
Improvise

Willow Springs, MO

#13 Jan 22, 2013
You have no idea what the city needs or wants. All you care about is your next "fix"!!! Or the next all-night party with your white trash mother.

You are dirt Miles. And the only reason you are even eligable to run for Mayor is because some of your felony arrest were knocked down to misdemeaners in court.
Lisa

United States

#14 Jan 22, 2013
Maybe the city could use some young blood in its veins to better itself. The town dying. The most excitement its gad is when T&C got a facelift. Moreyoung people should get involved in the towns politics. Maybe Willow would have a chanceto grow and succeed.
omg

El Dorado, KS

#15 Jan 22, 2013
Lisa wrote:
Maybe the city could use some young blood in its veins to better itself. The town dying. The most excitement its gad is when T&C got a facelift. Moreyoung people should get involved in the towns politics. Maybe Willow would have a chanceto grow and succeed.
While I agree that more young people should become involved in our city, I do not believe now is the time for someone with no experience to "learn on the job."
Simply electing a young person that can spew generic solutions to be Mayor isn't going to bring growth and success.
a fan

Forsyth, MO

#16 Jan 22, 2013
How come everyone trashed the football coach
but no one comments on the worst basketball
we've ever had!
yep

Drury, MO

#17 Jan 22, 2013
Case.net is a wonderful thing.
Duh

Ozark, MO

#18 Jan 22, 2013
a fan wrote:
How come everyone trashed the football coach
but no one comments on the worst basketball
we've ever had!
Obviously no one said anything about football or basketball because that is not what this thread is about.
Tin Man

United States

#19 Jan 22, 2013
Reduce spending- fire Bob Pollard and save thousands of dollars. I believe a mayor could do the job of Mr. Pollard in addition to mayoral duties. Besides what does Bob do other than piss people off and lie about how efficient Willow is running.

Reduce Crime- supposedly there are two cops on duty at night. The common answer has been we don't have enough police. One can watch the bypass while one does an active patrol. Act on tips of meth houses by either setting up checkpoints in that neighborhood or randomly pulling over vehicles going to suspected houses. Enforce a curfew. If someone is prowling around at two and three in the morning they are probably up to no good. At least by enforcing a curfew police can determine who is doing what.

Reduce Utilities- update and obtain grants to improve all utilities. Power and water lines are outdated costing residents hundreds of dollars each year. Be proactive instead of reactive.

Blighted/Condemned Property- use the city attorney to obtain property in complete disarray. If a property is condemned ensure it is not rented out. I know of a house that has a blue tarp covering a hole in the roof. It's been like that for years and the roof is sagging. Still it gets rented out.

Rules and common sense have been overlooked far to long in Willow. Regardless of who is on the ballot the same old blood has been ineffective in properly running Willow in my opinion.
omg

Springfield, MO

#20 Jan 22, 2013
Tin Man wrote:
Reduce spending- fire Bob Pollard and save thousands of dollars. I believe a mayor could do the job of Mr. Pollard in addition to mayoral duties. Besides what does Bob do other than piss people off and lie about how efficient Willow is running.
Reduce Crime- supposedly there are two cops on duty at night. The common answer has been we don't have enough police. One can watch the bypass while one does an active patrol. Act on tips of meth houses ?by either setting up checkpoints in that neighborhood or randomly pulling over vehicles going to suspected houses. Enforce a curfew. If someone is prowling around at two and three in the morning they are probably up to no good. At least by enforcing a curfew police can determine who is doing what.
Reduce Utilities- update and obtain grants to improve all utilities. Power and water lines are outdated costing residents hundreds of dollars each year. Be proactive instead of reactive.
Blighted/Condemned Property- use the city attorney to obtain property in complete disarray. If a property is condemned ensure it is not rented out. I know of a house that has a blue tarp covering a hole in the roof. It's been like that for years and the roof is sagging. Still it gets rented out.
Rules and common sense have been overlooked far to long in Willow. Regardless of who is on the ballot the same old blood has been ineffective in properly running Willow in my opinion.
Perhaps you should've ran for Mayor. While I don't necessarily agree with each of your points, they offer some sort of strategy. That is more than can be said for Miles' "I'm gonna make Willow a better place" strategy.
It wouldn't surprise me if his first order of business is to try legalizing marijuana or eliminate the city curfew altogether.

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