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Is there anyone in Erie that can fix this City?

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anonymous

Spring, TX

#1 Oct 22, 2013
Outside of city government and unions is there anyone capable or experienced to turn the city of Erie around?
the gop

Erie, PA

#2 Oct 22, 2013
anonymous wrote:
Outside of city government and unions is there anyone capable or experienced to turn the city of Erie around?
Vote for our candidate for mayor. We have a dearth of dynamic idea guys. And don't forget the fireball we have running for county exec. Never mind the pfa, the lawsuit, and the failed business scams. It's just our nature.
City Hall Monitor

United States

#3 Oct 22, 2013
anonymous wrote:
Outside of city government and unions is there anyone capable or experienced to turn the city of Erie around?
If you think this administration or any holdovers from the 50 years of previous administrations has any answers to the decaying city they created or that Union leadership who worked hand in hand with them would somehow be any different ......you are sadly mistaken.
Our best bet is to raze the entire town,level it, plant corn & gift it to the Seneca Indian reservation so they can build a Casino here that will attract people unlike the horse barn we presently have.
Anonymous This Time

Erie, PA

#4 Oct 22, 2013
Get some buses, put 97% of the Erie residents on them, then start over with fresh blood. The only way to turn this city around.
anonymous

Spring, TX

#5 Oct 22, 2013
The Mayor's office and the news media have been controlled by the Unions for years and we all see the devestation. Is there anyone in Erie is qualified and capable of fixing this broken city? If so, who do you sugggest?
Famous Anis

Mooresville, NC

#6 Oct 22, 2013
Bring in Ron Paul to clear all of the lifelong cancer out of the system. Has anyone read the post about the decay of Detroit on here?? Erie is following that path - just about 20 years behind Detroit.
trevor

Saint Marys, OH

#7 Oct 22, 2013
maybe when the messiah returns.. if there is anything left after the fire.
dumb democrat

Erie, PA

#8 Oct 22, 2013
the gop wrote:
<quoted text> Vote for our candidate for mayor. We have a dearth of dynamic idea guys. And don't forget the fireball we have running for county exec. Never mind the pfa, the lawsuit, and the failed business scams. It's just our nature.
Keep voting for our party. I mean 60 years of failure is a pretty consistent record.
anonymous

Spring, TX

#9 Oct 22, 2013
Seriously. Is there anyone in Erie that has the experience and is capable of fixing this broken city?
Dem Speak

Fairview, PA

#10 Oct 22, 2013
trevor wrote:
maybe when the messiah returns.. if there is anything left after the fire.
Take heart my friend.President Barak Obama is here and He will make this a great country and yours a great city once again!
Actually

Girard, PA

#11 Oct 22, 2013
We can build a sewer plant, Library and parking ramp on only a few peninsulas in the US.

Gotta luv the lib tards, see what happened....

NEXT!
Daffy

Erie, PA

#12 Oct 22, 2013
99% of the politicians, local, state, national have one thing in common. They have their hands out, or in your wallet. Employment, city and especially the Erie School District, is based on who you voted for and how much did you contribute. The only exception are those hired through the civil service testing, and even then there are some exceptions.

It's not what you know, but who you know or,rhymes with LOW.
voter

Erie, PA

#13 Oct 22, 2013
dumb democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep voting for our party. I mean 60 years of failure is a pretty consistent record.
The GOP doesn't even field a candidate for mayor. Tucci can't be taken seriously as a viable option for county executive. What do you suggest?
cheetos

United States

#14 Oct 22, 2013
Fix? Spay and neuter.
Erie political observer

Joplin, MO

#15 Oct 24, 2013
anonymous wrote:
Seriously. Is there anyone in Erie that has the experience and is capable of fixing this broken city?
Seriously ....I have voting for 50 years & have yet to see anyone who has sought office or have been elected that is motivated with a desire to improve or promote the City of Erie.
Those with intelligence who did win election did so for personal benefit or gain while the majority have been party hacks just slightly smarter then the befuddled party loyalists who blindly voted for them.
The loss of our industrial base, the mockery of our city almost everywhere, the folly of almost every decision made by our officials & migration of our youth away from Erie is the ultimate proof of what I post.
Are there those who could turn this city around?.....probably, but the average voter in this town is too stupid to vote for them,so potential qualified candidates will not waste their time.
You can`t fix stupid & 50 straight years of Democratic control of this city is proof of that.
The support for these buffoons & their continuing circus of futility by the Erie Times News is another example for the dismal future this city faces.
Nasty

Fairview, PA

#16 Oct 24, 2013
Erie political observer wrote:
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Seriously ....I have voting for 50 years & have yet to see anyone who has sought office or have been elected that is motivated with a desire to improve or promote the City of Erie.
Those with intelligence who did win election did so for personal benefit or gain while the majority have been party hacks just slightly smarter then the befuddled party loyalists who blindly voted for them.
The loss of our industrial base, the mockery of our city almost everywhere, the folly of almost every decision made by our officials & migration of our youth away from Erie is the ultimate proof of what I post.
Are there those who could turn this city around?.....probably, but the average voter in this town is too stupid to vote for them,so potential qualified candidates will not waste their time.
You can`t fix stupid & 50 straight years of Democratic control of this city is proof of that.
The support for these buffoons & their continuing circus of futility by the Erie Times News is another example for the dismal future this city faces.
At last, someone who isn't afraid to speak the painful truth !

Since: Oct 13

Erie, PA

#17 Oct 24, 2013
Seriously....me.

Take a look at
http://www.jonwhaley.com

I am half Democrat, half Republican.

Not from Erie but have lived here on and off for for about 20 years.

Obviously I see tremendous problems with city finances and the services provided to citizens, that's why I am running.

If we keep doing the same things the same way, Erie will keep losing population, real estate taxes will continue to soar(up 27% in just the past 8 years), and businesses will continue their exodus.....and those left behind will shoulder a larger & larger portion of the burden.

12,000 people signed a petition to refurbish and keep the McBride Street Viaduct open, but those voices were ignored and a decision was made to simply tear down the span. That plan DOES NOT help the east side.

And it shows the deaf ear given to the 101,000 people who pay to keep this enterprise running: salaries, electricity, paper, pencils, inkjet cartridges, trucks, gas, insurance,vacations, and retirement benefits.

The cities 3 pension funds are UNDERFUNDED by $71 MILLION dollars, and that figure is based on the funds achieving 8% annual returns. Not happening. That means the funds are probably $80 to $90 million underfunded. What is being done about that? NOTHING. The pension funds were deliberately underfunded using PA state laws/loopholes for most of the past decade but the problem is there and just being pushed further out.

The Erie School District and Erie County government have both released their planned 2014 budgets and made them public BEFORE elections. County eliminated 9 jobs and has no tax increase, ESD has 1.16 mill increase with 19 positions cut or left unfilled.
vote no more

Erie, PA

#18 Oct 24, 2013
voter wrote:
<quoted text> The GOP doesn't even field a candidate for mayor. Tucci can't be taken seriously as a viable option for county executive. What do you suggest?
Why should the GOP bother. Even if they had the perfect candidate, that person would have no chance in this democrat cesspool. As for serious, let's all vote for the failed Dahlkemper....... of Obamacare fame.
Concerned Citizen

Fairview, PA

#19 Oct 24, 2013
Mr. Whaley, I ask you, as a concerned citizen, do you believe in supporting America first when you make major purchasing decisions?

Let's start with what you drive, will you post what you drive on a regular basis? Do you own an import?

The number of people with "Keep it made in Erie" signs in their yards on their vehicles, etc. is laughable when they drive imports. Saw a sticker the other day on a Toyota truck, not one of those full size ones built in America, one of the smaller ones that isn't.

The signs being put up around town should read "Keep it made in America". I can get behind a movement like that.
Erie political observer

Joplin, MO

#20 Oct 24, 2013
jonwhaley2013 wrote:
Seriously....me.
Take a look at
http://www.jonwhaley.com
I am half Democrat, half Republican.
Not from Erie but have lived here on and off for for about 20 years.
Obviously I see tremendous problems with city finances and the services provided to citizens, that's why I am running.
If we keep doing the same things the same way, Erie will keep losing population, real estate taxes will continue to soar(up 27% in just the past 8 years), and businesses will continue their exodus.....and those left behind will shoulder a larger & larger portion of the burden.
12,000 people signed a petition to refurbish and keep the McBride Street Viaduct open, but those voices were ignored and a decision was made to simply tear down the span. That plan DOES NOT help the east side.
And it shows the deaf ear given to the 101,000 people who pay to keep this enterprise running: salaries, electricity, paper, pencils, inkjet cartridges, trucks, gas, insurance,vacations, and retirement benefits.
The cities 3 pension funds are UNDERFUNDED by $71 MILLION dollars, and that figure is based on the funds achieving 8% annual returns. Not happening. That means the funds are probably $80 to $90 million underfunded. What is being done about that? NOTHING. The pension funds were deliberately underfunded using PA state laws/loopholes for most of the past decade but the problem is there and just being pushed further out.
The Erie School District and Erie County government have both released their planned 2014 budgets and made them public BEFORE elections. County eliminated 9 jobs and has no tax increase, ESD has 1.16 mill increase with 19 positions cut or left unfilled.
I would have to challenge the need for the bridge you feel is so important given the fact it is only one block to the west on 12th street for an improved& better intersection. As for the alleged 12,000 petitioners....How many are valid, how many signed more then once & more importantly , how many even know where the bridge is. Even if the 12,000 total are all Erie Residents& valid that leaves some 89,000 who disagree with the need for it. Get over it!

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