Some question wording of El Paso City Charter propositions

Apr 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: El Paso Times

And between the lines in the wording of the amendments are many proposed changes to the city's governing document that critics say require more time for voters to understand before they head to the polls starting Monday for the May 11 election.

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Hush up now

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Apr 28, 2013
 
No matter what ya call it,
City council is looking to stifle citizen input.
Vote NO on Each of the council changes.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

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Apr 28, 2013
 
Hush up now wrote:
No matter what ya call it,
City council is looking to stifle citizen input.
Vote NO on Each of the council changes.
do you want us to look like the Do Nothing Congress, Vote yes on some, some are good.
JWRussell USRN

El Paso, TX

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Apr 28, 2013
 
I agree with this article. I can't make heads or tails out of much of the amendments which is why I have appealed in here for someone to explain them to me. I didn't fare too well in school which is why I ended up in the Navy and which is why I am adamant that kids today learn a trade and not focus on college. As proof of my ignorance, I didn't even realize that GM hadn't paid back the bailout money until some kind person in here told me otherwise. So let's have these amendments written at a third grade reading level, preferably in crayon, so that people like me can make an informed vote.
JWRussell USNR

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Apr 28, 2013
 
JWRussell USRN wrote:
I agree with this article. I can't make heads or tails out of much of the amendments which is why I have appealed in here for someone to explain them to me. I didn't fare too well in school which is why I ended up in the Navy and which is why I am adamant that kids today learn a trade and not focus on college. As proof of my ignorance, I didn't even realize that GM hadn't paid back the bailout money until some kind person in here told me otherwise. So let's have these amendments written at a third grade reading level, preferably in crayon, so that people like me can make an informed vote.
It is no wonder that you can't understand them fool. Your a liar, Thief and coward. Never served in the Navy or any military service.

I will vote now on the recommendations of two groups that the amendment be scraped and reformulated to have only on idea per amendment.

New Amendment: all elections for city offices to be changed to the first Tuesday after the first Monday of an even numbered year to match the national election.

New Amendment: All elected officials will get a pay raise of 5% effective on 2016 and 5% there after every even numbered year until the raises equal to $10,000. upon reaching that amount all elected official will be required to be in their offices five days a week 8 hours a day. All outside employment to be ceased until they resign or are voted out or their term limits expire.

New amendment: The office of City manager will be eliminated and the Mayor will take over as before. All projects over $20,000.00 will have to be presented to the voters for approval.
That should be all the amendments allowed.
JWRussell USRN

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JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>It is no wonder that you can't understand them fool. Your a liar, Thief and coward. Never served in the Navy or any military service.
I will vote now on the recommendations of two groups that the amendment be scraped and reformulated to have only on idea per amendment.
New Amendment: all elections for city offices to be changed to the first Tuesday after the first Monday of an even numbered year to match the national election.
New Amendment: All elected officials will get a pay raise of 5% effective on 2016 and 5% there after every even numbered year until the raises equal to $10,000. upon reaching that amount all elected official will be required to be in their offices five days a week 8 hours a day. All outside employment to be ceased until they resign or are voted out or their term limits expire.
New amendment: The office of City manager will be eliminated and the Mayor will take over as before. All projects over $20,000.00 will have to be presented to the voters for approval.
That should be all the amendments allowed.
I think we should allow as many amendments as needed like they do in the Senate. Ted Cruz recently offered a beautiful amendment and it brought tears to my eyes. Too many neanderthals want to limit debate, which is the sign of bigotry and self- loathing. I am fully confident in my manhood which is why I carry around an entire box of condoms in my glove box.

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