Radio Show Tuesday morning....

Radio Show Tuesday morning....

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PastVolunteer

Abilene, TX

#1 Sep 20, 2010
I really hope some of the issues that have been addressed here on this forum will be called in tommorrow morning when the City Manager is on KVMC KAUM Radio.....time to make the man answer some of these questions!
Two sides of a coin

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Sep 20, 2010
I also hope people will be balanced. Hold him accountable for things you don't agree with, but also comment on positive things that are happening around town. No matter what anyone says, there are good things happening too and those should be noted. A hate fest isn't constructive.

PastVolunteer

Abilene, TX

#3 Sep 20, 2010
I don't think I mentioned anything about a "hate fest". I agree there are a few good things that have happened, like the recycling program and the work that has been going on at the Baker. However, I think it's also important to hold our public officials accountable for the not so great things too.
salgal

Abilene, TX

#4 Sep 20, 2010
Ask a question, and answer will be "contact me
off line"

Since: Aug 10

Richland Springs, TX

#5 Sep 20, 2010
how come if the baker hotel is so "unsafe" and theyre worried about things falling and all that...then why are the gonna serve chicked fajitas from the lobby of the baker hotel during junktique? im just curious...is the lobby safe or what?
salgal

Abilene, TX

#6 Sep 21, 2010
ruseriouslyderanged wrote:
how come if the baker hotel is so "unsafe" and theyre worried about things falling and all that...then why are the gonna serve chicked fajitas from the lobby of the baker hotel during junktique? im just curious...is the lobby safe or what?
Asking myslf same questions, a architect
can answer.I'm of opinion pk is using "securing & making safe" as a way to by-pass TECQ,seems he knows next Mayor and council will be the past Mayor and council,& Baker is past Mayor's passion.
What is cost for fajitas?$80per person, & who will cater? Ex-code
enforcement officer?
salgal

Abilene, TX

#7 Sep 21, 2010
I e-mailed my councilman,last week,still waiting for reply.I guess it's time to public comment at city council meeting, and letter to editor.
heavenleightly2

Abilene, TX

#8 Sep 21, 2010
My first reaction to hearing about the fajitas being served in the Baker lobby, was the thought of all the vermin in the building! PK has said repeatedly that there were many animals and rodent that had homes there. Wow! will THAT pass a food inspection (yes, even for a few hours)! HOWEVER-- on a very positive note, I am very glad to see that it is being cleaned up even a little bit.
Cmon

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Sep 21, 2010
Serving fajitas in the Baker is just a way to try to raise money to pay for a part of the cost of the cleanup and draw attention to what a great asset the old building is. Yes, it is safe in the lobby now, provided that there is a limited amount of supervision. That was the WHOLE POINT OF THE CLEANUP and it has been largely successful.
As far vermin go, don't get me wrong there are likely still animals in the Baker Hotel. The food preperation is being done by local volunteers from the Kiwanis Club outside of the hotel in what used to be the pool area. It will be cleaner than most people's backyard barbeques.
I don't know the cost but I think it will be around $5 dollars per person.
Also, there will be several supervised tours of the interior of the lobby, you'll be shocked how nice things look cleaned up.
You'll notice that most of the "things that were falling down have been removed" so has half a century of junk and dirt. It is for all purposes a useable space on the bottom floor now.
Have your opinions. Mine is that right now the baker project is nothing but a positive which should be praised and not detracted from.
All for it

Wellston, OK

#10 Sep 21, 2010
It is awesome what has been done to the Baker!!
I see no reason not to eat some chicken fajitas!
Bring it on! The Baker maybe seeing glory days again soon.....there are still many in town who have a love of the Baker, I feel soon it will be not as as an eyesore anymore, but a grand building that it is.!
heavengoleightly 2

Abilene, TX

#11 Sep 26, 2010
Radio Talk show on Tuesday Sept 21:
Woman caller asked a question to the effect: "was the former code enforcement officer asked to take a cut in pay?"-- PK answers that he cannot talk about a personnel matter.

Her next question: was it true that he (PK) was given a raise in the spring? After a moment, he replied that yes, indeed, he received a merit pay raise per his contract during April or May.

Now, the unasked questions:
WHAT had he done by April that could have possibly MERITED a MERIT pay raise?

HOW could HE be given a raise of any kind during the very time he was constantly crying "budget crisis"?

WHAT could his contract possibly have written in it by a sane council that would have provided a raise THAT soon after coming to town?

How could a contract have a clause in it that specifies that HE and HIS FAMILY MUST purchase a house AND be living in CCITY--- AND THEY WEREN'T AT THAT time BUT ALSO allows him a raise when he wasn't fulfilling the contract?(In other words, honor parts of the contract and ignore others?)

How can a person of integrity even TAKE a pay raise when he is letting people go to save the town money?

How can a city council justify such actions?

IF a leader had integrity and even a small amount of concern for others, how could he or she even CONSIDER taking a raise and firing people at the same time? Can you imagine the respect this town could have held for an humble leader who says thanks on that merit pay increase, but due to the dire financial situation for CCity right now, I will just pass on that and take a rain check for when our financial situation is better off? Dang!

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#12 Sep 27, 2010
As I watched football last night I noticed on the bottom if the screen that the NFL has started making plans if there is a lockout next year. The first thing they will do is the commisioner and senior vp's will take a pay cut. The mayor of Biloxi took an 80 percent pay cut so not to layoff any city workers. A secretary , and forgive me for not remembering where gave up her salary for a year just so her boss could keep their job. Then I see in California where a corrupt city council and mayor are making outrageous salaries voted on by themselves , which track are we on ? Why is it that we layoff workers while the city manager sits on high with his big fat pay raise , and sees no problem with what hes doing. If you want to cut public safety and other city positions just to cover the cost of a financial officer / assistant to the city manager at least say so. Don't cry budget crisis when your making the cuts only to have people realize you posted that position on Texas Municipal League 3 days before you started letting people go. And lastly , last time I checked this was America , a place where people have a right to say what they want wether other people like it or not , how dare you try to take that away.
FedUp

Dardanelle, AR

#13 Sep 30, 2010
Please no more radio shows with that City Manager! He doesn't really answer the questions straight on and is gonna do what he wants anways. Enough air time for him!!

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