created by: A Bit Fuzzy | Nov 12, 2012

Oak Forest, IL

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4 Years Almost Up How would we rate Oak Forest Government?

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  • They have not addressed any problems yet!
  • Taxes Still too High! TIF Districts only hurt!
  • No Development in town helps taxpayers!
  • Council is a rubber stamp!
  • City hires only Cronyism!
  • Time to clean house!
  • High Garbage and Water Rates killing Taxpayers!
  • City Politics as Usual, time to change it All!
  • Current Mayor is the problem!
  • Everything is going fine!

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Res

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All of the above except "everything is going fine". A total failure.
Before you vote

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Just DON'T vote in previous mayors, administrators, or aldermen. They were just as much to blame as the current ones.
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Nov 12, 2012
 
Res wrote:
All of the above except "everything is going fine". A total failure.
extremely disappointed but not surprised by their poor performance
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What did anyone expect? I never saw anything prior to the election that indicated what his plan was. What exactly was he going to do? So it has gone as I expected. The one thing I do recall seeing is a leaflet regarding not hiring friends and we all know how that turned out.
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I don't know that I would agree with that statement. I think Oak Forest's history of electing one term mayors is part of the problem. Seems like our neighbors that have re-elected their mayors have growth. Depending on who it is I may not have a problem bringing in a past mayor.
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Just DON'T vote in previous mayors, administrators, or aldermen. They were just as much to blame as the current ones.
cant wait to move

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no planning....

how the hell is country club hills on the move to get a casino and a hotel? CCH come on

Wheres the over paid community development people on this one.

Would have fit nicely on the two empty car lots we have on 159th.
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Before you vote wrote:
Just DON'T vote in previous mayors, administrators, or aldermen. They were just as much to blame as the current ones.
Let me add, anyone who worked for them, is related, or contributed to them financially.
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Let me add, anyone who worked for them, is related, or contributed to them financially.
In other words just vote for status quo huh?
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Nov 15, 2012
 
No way in hell. No incumbent gets a vote.
cant wait tio move

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altho set up with the best of intentions, notice the vote count ---23

no one from our pretend government reads anything here, and its the same people vote time after time

we all need to get a grasp on the fact the current occupants of city hall could care less about our situations as long as theirs are all taken care of
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cant wait tio move wrote:
altho set up with the best of intentions, notice the vote count ---23
no one from our pretend government reads anything here, and its the same people vote time after time
we all need to get a grasp on the fact the current occupants of city hall could care less about our situations as long as theirs are all taken care of
So the solution is to just give and give in to their spending wildly habits? What has come to town as Economic development that gives us Sales Tax Revenue? Where are the major thoughts about putting businesses in town and not rental properties that create their own problems? These Aldermen don't even talk at council, only the ones defending their coaching buddies or trying to make a un-intelligent comments that stops the whole council meeting in their tracks! You want the same as this is now! 4 Years earlier we were looking to get a person to make the necessary changes to city government and with the appointment of the Administrative Assistant we just received more of the same! This town continues to cease to function, but they just keep up the spending! When they add more TIF Districts and Train Stations, I will not see my tax bill go down, in fact it will go up! When the garbage industry is consolidating and prices are very competitive what do we do, 8 Year Sweetheart Deal! When the water rates from Chicago and Oak Lawn go up again and our City Council will more than likely double those rates! When we need to be business like for Economic Development and have plans in place that taxpayers can see, we just pay a do nothing Manhard and everything is a secret. This city owns a number of non-preforming properties and as of this last council meeting they go into secret to buy another! Guess what, those deals are not secret they are for the whole city to know and understand. When someone tells me thsi group has approved $60,000 plus for "Professional" Services the taxpayers should get an explanantion of what their money is being used for on a Dead Building! Hiding an Alderman's residency issue until just before the holidays is another shame!

This is the Kuspa Administration Legacy this is what they have done or in my mind not done! The City Council Members also are in on this 4 years and not a one of them have worked for the taxpayers! So the vote on this survey, Let's Clean House of them all! How about that for "Best Day of My Life!"
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So the solution is to just give and give in to their spending wildly habits? What has come to town as Economic development that gives us Sales Tax Revenue? Where are the major thoughts about putting businesses in town and not rental properties that create their own problems? These Aldermen don't even talk at council, only the ones defending their coaching buddies or trying to make a un-intelligent comments that stops the whole council meeting in their tracks! You want the same as this is now! 4 Years earlier we were looking to get a person to make the necessary changes to city government and with the appointment of the Administrative Assistant we just received more of the same! This town continues to cease to function, but they just keep up the spending! When they add more TIF Districts and Train Stations, I will not see my tax bill go down, in fact it will go up! When the garbage industry is consolidating and prices are very competitive what do we do, 8 Year Sweetheart Deal! When the water rates from Chicago and Oak Lawn go up again and our City Council will more than likely double those rates! When we need to be business like for Economic Development and have plans in place that taxpayers can see, we just pay a do nothing Manhard and everything is a secret. This city owns a number of non-preforming properties and as of this last council meeting they go into secret to buy another! Guess what, those deals are not secret they are for the whole city to know and understand. When someone tells me thsi group has approved $60,000 plus for "Professional" Services the taxpayers should get an explanantion of what their money is being used for on a Dead Building! Hiding an Alderman's residency issue until just before the holidays is another shame!
This is the Kuspa Administration Legacy this is what they have done or in my mind not done! The City Council Members also are in on this 4 years and not a one of them have worked for the taxpayers! So the vote on this survey, Let's Clean House of them all! How about that for "Best Day
of My Life!"
Most intelligent thing I've seen.... Thank You
Res

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Nov 20, 2012
 
But we have a new shiney sidewalk from James to Independance! If they didn't buy real estate we could have repaired some more streets. The few votes from people who read these posts could sway a local election. I sure hope someone else is running against Donuttin Hank.
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But we have a new shiney sidewalk from James to Independance! If they didn't buy real estate we could have repaired some more streets. The few votes from people who read these posts could sway a local election. I sure hope someone else is running against Donuttin Hank.
This is truely a great way to put it for this community! I agree wiht all you point out here! The current Mayor is really shown how he would run his administration! Or did he really run it or just figure head it with a puppet master behind the screen! Oh don't worry about the "man behind the curtain", Donuttin Hank is a good way to explain the last 4 years! Too many Mayors spoil the soup!!
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Nov 20, 2012
 
There is just so much crap behind the scenes with cronies popping up everywhere. The real estate buying, the police chief, lack of business, etc. I can't wait to hear him campaigning and basing it on what he's done. Eh, nothing! And the next Mayor should be as transparent as possible. Citizens will except negatives if they know the honest truth. It's hard times right now. We can't ask for more police, fire or public work personnel. We know that. But the bull shit he's doing spending money on things we don't need should get him a defeat in April. Who else is running????
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The only one I've heard is Pat Gordon.
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Why are you thinking he won't get elected based on what he's done (nothing)? He got elected without saying what he was going to do.
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There is just so much crap behind the scenes with cronies popping up everywhere. The real estate buying, the police chief, lack of business, etc. I can't wait to hear him campaigning and basing it on what he's done. Eh, nothing! And the next Mayor should be as transparent as possible. Citizens will except negatives if they know the honest truth. It's hard times right now. We can't ask for more police, fire or public work personnel. We know that. But the bull shit he's doing spending money on things we don't need should get him a defeat in April. Who else is running????
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Maybe we will get some sort of retail in here then. He had a plan that Kelly dumped in the trash because she wouldn't meet with the group that Gordon negotiated with. I would bet he'd bring back Economic Development under the City and not contract it out.
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The only one I've heard is Pat Gordon.
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"The only one I've heard is Pat Gordon."

Be careful what you ask for. Check the history of what happened during his administration.... Also isn't his business NOT in Oak forest any more?

For those of you that dont remember,people went to jail, the fire chief was stealing us blind and several other things. any time the feds look into whats going on its not good
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Nov 21, 2012
 
What was the deal with Gordon's car being towed from the Blarney Stome?

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