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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Simple communication
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/letters/ci_2...

When a member of the audience who has shown enough interest in city affairs attends a Vallejo City Council meeting, fills out a public speaker card and properly addresses a member of the city's staff, especially the Vallejo City Manager, they are entitled to an answer. Period. No debate about it.

When the city manager selectively chooses which members of the public he answers to and which he doesn't, that sends the wrong message to the public. That message is that he is politically driven and he truly is not representing the interests of all of the citizens -- just a select group he is politically aligned with.

At the Jan. 22 council meeting, City Manager Dan Keen chose to react the same way to the question I posed to him concerning the police recruiting process as he did to that question when I posed it to him two weeks ago. He gave no response at all, even though he is legally permitted to respond at the end of the meeting, during the "City Manager's Report" portion of the meeting's agenda.

After the meeting ended I spoke to Mr. Keen and said this is the second meeting in a row where I have asked you a question about the police recruiting process and you have chosen to remain silent even though you could have responded. I went further, telling him he responded to VIB, a political web site with a reputation for being anti-police, and that this sends the wrong message to the members of the public who are waiting for you to comment and need the reassurance from your comments concerning their public safety in Vallejo. The only response Mr. Keen gave me was "we don't seem to be communicating."

My response was "you seem to be communicating just fine with VIB concerning this issue. You write your letter to Garman, I'll write mine to the Times Herald."

Sam Kurshan
Vallejo
He speaks the truth

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2013
Once again Sam Kurshan has brought to light a double standard at City Hall and in the process he lit a match under that carpetbagger Keen's behind, casting a much needed light on keen's hollow promise of open government and transparency. It's apparent that Keen takes his marching orders from the Council majority which Gomes is the reigning Queen of. I wonder if Keen will still be here when Gomes terms out and how that will change who holds the political reigns, or should I say short hairs, at City Hall.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#3 Jan 29, 2013
keen is towing the line with gomes, he knows she has the votes to fire him like her husband did to roger kemp.
Crybaby Cop

Vallejo, CA

#4 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
keen is towing the line with gomes, he knows she has the votes to fire him like her husband did to roger kemp.
What an arse you are. Did you ever think all fatso does is rant.He has vendettas against Gomes and really doesnt care what the issue is. All he wants to do is lash out at he rno matter what the reason.

Whether Cheetos Man likes it or not Garmin is considered part of the Media.
uts

Vallejo, CA

#5 Jan 29, 2013
"Whether Cheetos Man likes it or not Garmin is considered part of the Media." LMAO!

So is the National Enquirer.
never laughed so hard

Vallejo, CA

#6 Jan 29, 2013
Crybaby Cop wrote:
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What an arse you are. Did you ever think all fatso does is rant.He has vendettas against Gomes and really doesnt care what the issue is. All he wants to do is lash out at he rno matter what the reason.
Whether Cheetos Man likes it or not Garmin is considered part of the Media.
lol, now this is funny, just like when schussel bellowed he was a member of the press. these two live in a dream, as do their like-minded cohorts.
tony are you drunk again

Vallejo, CA

#7 Jan 29, 2013
Crybaby Cop wrote:
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What an arse you are. Did you ever think all fatso does is rant.He has vendettas against Gomes and really doesnt care what the issue is. All he wants to do is lash out at he rno matter what the reason.
Whether Cheetos Man likes it or not Garmin is considered part of the Media.
hellllo? and gomes does not have a vendetta against the police?
sam plays VPDs skin flute

Concord, CA

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Simple communication
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/letters/ci_2...
When a member of the audience who has shown enough interest in city affairs attends a Vallejo City Council meeting, fills out a public speaker card and properly addresses a member of the city's staff, especially the Vallejo City Manager, they are entitled to an answer. Period. No debate about it.
When the city manager selectively chooses which members of the public he answers to and which he doesn't, that sends the wrong message to the public. That message is that he is politically driven and he truly is not representing the interests of all of the citizens -- just a select group he is politically aligned with.
At the Jan. 22 council meeting, City Manager Dan Keen chose to react the same way to the question I posed to him concerning the police recruiting process as he did to that question when I posed it to him two weeks ago. He gave no response at all, even though he is legally permitted to respond at the end of the meeting, during the "City Manager's Report" portion of the meeting's agenda.
After the meeting ended I spoke to Mr. Keen and said this is the second meeting in a row where I have asked you a question about the police recruiting process and you have chosen to remain silent even though you could have responded. I went further, telling him he responded to VIB, a political web site with a reputation for being anti-police, and that this sends the wrong message to the members of the public who are waiting for you to comment and need the reassurance from your comments concerning their public safety in Vallejo. The only response Mr. Keen gave me was "we don't seem to be communicating."
My response was "you seem to be communicating just fine with VIB concerning this issue. You write your letter to Garman, I'll write mine to the Times Herald."
Sam Kurshan
Vallejo
LOL!

Have another fattening meal sammie, you ate crow.

(t)urd enragement!
IM PEACHy

United States

#9 Jan 29, 2013
There was also a story in the TH from an interview with Keen about the same subject. This rant is irrelevant.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#10 Jan 29, 2013
IM PEACHy wrote:
There was also a story in the TH from an interview with Keen about the same subject. This rant is irrelevant.
NO! keen was not interviewed, a vpd spokesperson was. there are still murky areas of just how many potential officers can be hired. it appears most are entry levels. a city sponsored report indicated "recruiting of laterals will be problematic". the community has sam to thank for driving discussion on this vital subject to all of us. keen is yet to post the whole story, he is under gomes control now and she has the votes to fire him if he does not play ball her way. she has disrespected him publicly from the dais and he has to sit there and eat it.
sam plays VPDs skin flute

Concord, CA

#11 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
<quoted text>NO! keen was not interviewed, a vpd spokesperson was. there are still murky areas of just how many potential officers can be hired. it appears most are entry levels. a city sponsored report indicated "recruiting of laterals will be problematic". the community has sam to thank for driving discussion on this vital subject to all of us. keen is yet to post the whole story, he is under gomes control now and she has the votes to fire him if he does not play ball her way. she has disrespected him publicly from the dais and he has to sit there and eat it.
LOL!

How is the crow tasting sammie?

(t)urd enragement!
Are you sure

Vallejo, CA

#12 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
<quoted text>NO! keen was not interviewed, a vpd spokesperson was. there are still murky areas of just how many potential officers can be hired. it appears most are entry levels. a city sponsored report indicated "recruiting of laterals will be problematic". the community has sam to thank for driving discussion on this vital subject to all of us. keen is yet to post the whole story, he is under gomes control now and she has the votes to fire him if he does not play ball her way. she has disrespected him publicly from the dais and he has to sit there and eat it.
More psycho babble from the union. Get a life.

Sam is an ass and he lied about the how many people were on the eligibility list. Get your facts straight before you run your mouth.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#13 Jan 29, 2013
Are you sure wrote:
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More psycho babble from the union. Get a life.
Sam is an ass and he lied about the how many people were on the eligibility list. Get your facts straight before you run your mouth.
NO! again! he never spoke of the eligibility list, he speculated on applications overall, and repeated things posted here about the recruiting of the 5 officers approved by council. so my facts are straight, and he is still drilling down for more information we could all benefit by. now that may be quite a load of truth to swallow for all you sam bashers, but i suggest you open wide and get started, especially bob schussel, PHD!
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#14 Jan 29, 2013
freaking idiots! don't come here with shidt and expect me to let it play unchallenged! it's on!!
What an Idiot

Vallejo, CA

#15 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
<quoted text>NO! again! he never spoke of the eligibility list, he speculated on applications overall, and repeated things posted here about the recruiting of the 5 officers approved by council. so my facts are straight, and he is still drilling down for more information we could all benefit by. now that may be quite a load of truth to swallow for all you sam bashers, but i suggest you open wide and get started, especially bob schussel, PHD!
Turd entagement--hope that Prepration H is nearby to help you.

So the Village Idiot takes hearsay which is incorrect and tries to spin it due to his hate for Gomes. Now you are trying to defend him. Sam isnt drilling for more information he just wants to crap on his enemies. You should be proud of your efforts to help the mentally impaired.

“Here's a interesting thought..”

Since: May 12

Vallejo

#16 Jan 29, 2013
Sammy, why do you expect answers when all you do is berate, demean, and slander people while you demand your answers? You're an arse and deserve NOTHING! Perhaps when you learn some manners and your place, you can get them but until then BIOYA.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#17 Jan 29, 2013
What an Idiot wrote:
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Turd entagement--hope that Prepration H is nearby to help you.
So the Village Idiot takes hearsay which is incorrect and tries to spin it due to his hate for Gomes. Now you are trying to defend him. Sam isnt drilling for more information he just wants to crap on his enemies. You should be proud of your efforts to help the mentally impaired.
i have been trying to help you discern truth from fiction for years now, and can see that i have failed. defending him? the truth needs no defense!
sam plays VPDs skin flute

Concord, CA

#18 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
<quoted text>NO! again! he never spoke of the eligibility list, he speculated on applications overall, and repeated things posted here about the recruiting of the 5 officers approved by council. so my facts are straight, and he is still drilling down for more information we could all benefit by. now that may be quite a load of truth to swallow for all you sam bashers, but i suggest you open wide and get started, especially bob schussel, PHD!
He never lied...LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
TheHammerofTruth

Walnut Creek, CA

#19 Jan 29, 2013
honey i crashed the car wrote:
freaking idiots! don't come here with shidt and expect me to let it play unchallenged! it's on!!
STFU Sam. No one owes you a damn thing you entitlement seeking piece of dogsh!t. P!ss and moan all you like, doesn't change a thing. You are a vile useless waste of skin, everyone is capable of seeing that other than you, because you are a delusional moron whose sense of self importance shows serious mental issues. Go to a shrink, the taxpayers pay for everything else for your sorry @ss, we may as well get something out of it.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#20 Jan 29, 2013
well!

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