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youngster

Independence, KS

#1 Jan 27, 2013
Ok, so everyone who wants to run for local elections has filed. It looks to me like an awful lot of talented people took a pass. The people I talked to said that the jobs just weren't worth the constant criticism. I've lived here my whole life and I could name twenty people who would be outstanding on the city commission, but thanks to places like topix ,public service is seen as too much of a burden. Is there any cure?
like big ellensteins

Independence, KS

#2 Jan 27, 2013
You ain't gonna get anyone on topix to criticize topix, dude. No one ever wants to admit they're part of the problem.
Answer

Independence, KS

#3 Jan 27, 2013
youngster wrote:
Ok, so everyone who wants to run for local elections has filed. It looks to me like an awful lot of talented people took a pass. The people I talked to said that the jobs just weren't worth the constant criticism. I've lived here my whole life and I could name twenty people who would be outstanding on the city commission, but thanks to places like topix ,public service is seen as too much of a burden. Is there any cure?
There is no "cure" because we live in America where everyone is guaranteed the freedom of thought and speech. Individuals running for public office should be aware of the constant criticism they may face and, if they don't want to face it, they shouldn't run. In other words, if they can't stand the extreme heat, they need to stay out of the kitchen. It sounds like the people you talked to made the decision that was best for them (and best for everyone else). Many thanks to those brave and dedicated enough to our community to run and serve us. We admire your courage to take it all on, even if we don't always agree with you.
Poor Chicken

Wichita, KS

#4 Jan 27, 2013
Sounds like they we not worth voting for anyway. Not enough b*lls to be a canidate.
What I See

Independence, KS

#5 Jan 27, 2013
School board looks like it has five good candidates. Community College is a mixed bag. Wonder why none of the incombents filed to run.
Agree

Independence, KS

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Know nothing about the college incumbants. Do know the President is doing heckuva job. Also, know some faculty members gripe and moan about every leader. I hope they don't run off Dr. Barwick.
As far as the USD candidates, can't go wrong with any of them. Only hesitency is Jeff Chubb. He has done a good job but has he been on too long? Is his heart still in this? I don't know but there are still five good candidates in my book.
voter

Independence, KS

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Agree wrote:
Know nothing about the college incumbants. Do know the President is doing heckuva job. Also, know some faculty members gripe and moan about every leader. I hope they don't run off Dr. Barwick.
As far as the USD candidates, can't go wrong with any of them. Only hesitency is Jeff Chubb. He has done a good job but has he been on too long? Is his heart still in this? I don't know but there are still five good candidates in my book.
Chubb has been there so long he's become part of the problem.
like big ellensteins

Independence, KS

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Agree wrote:
Know nothing about the college incumbants. Do know the President is doing heckuva job. Also, know some faculty members gripe and moan about every leader. I hope they don't run off Dr. Barwick.
As far as the USD candidates, can't go wrong with any of them. Only hesitency is Jeff Chubb. He has done a good job but has he been on too long? Is his heart still in this? I don't know but there are still five good candidates in my book.
Education law is complicated, and Chubb knows his stuff. I think he's a plus on the board.
Another view

Independence, KS

#9 Jan 28, 2013
Jeff Chubb's knowledge of the law didn't keep the school district out of court on that illegal dismissal of the teacher. Or was that the Superintendent and Principal who screwed that up.
common sense

Independence, KS

#10 Jan 28, 2013
like big ellensteins wrote:
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Education law is complicated, and Chubb knows his stuff. I think he's a plus on the board.
Do you want change in this dying community? Then STOP putting the same candidates back into office!
Going to visit

Independence, KS

#11 Jan 29, 2013
What I See wrote:
Community College is a mixed bag. Wonder why none of the incombents filed to run.
I've talked to one of the incumbents at the college. Basically, there's no sense of urgency because the college is well managed. Finances are good, being run professionally, that sort of thing. The incumbent told me that Dr. Barwick knows his stuff.
methusula

Wichita, KS

#12 Jan 29, 2013
like big ellensteins wrote:
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Education law is complicated, and Chubb knows his stuff. I think he's a plus on the board.
Very good, educated post. Pretty sure it will fly over the heads of most of the people on here.
pippy

Independence, KS

#13 Jan 29, 2013
Going to visit wrote:
<quoted text>I've talked to one of the incumbents at the college. Basically, there's no sense of urgency because the college is well managed.
My neighbor knows two of the ICC incumbents who didn't run. The view quoted above is correct. Both of them are very relieved that after a string of president problems, the college has an experienced, rational person managing the college.
wrong

Independence, KS

#14 Jan 30, 2013
like big ellensteins wrote:
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Education law is complicated, and Chubb knows his stuff. I think he's a plus on the board.
Chubbs an arrogant and lazy jerk.He may know the law but sometimes seems to be to tired to spit it out of his mouth.If a person he thinks is below him tries to give an opinion he'd probably ignore them.
Dont make me laugh

United States

#15 Jan 30, 2013
pippy wrote:
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My neighbor knows two of the ICC incumbents who didn't run. The view quoted above is correct. Both of them are very relieved that after a string of president problems, the college has an experienced, rational person managing the college.
Both of the incumbents were not elected by the populous. They we picked through the board to represent the citizens. They could care less about the college. They both did it for their own selfish reasons.
Voter

Independence, KS

#16 Jan 30, 2013
THE INCUMBENTS ARE THE PROBLEM. REPLACE EVERY INCUMBENT.
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Independence, KS

#17 Jan 30, 2013
Dont make me laugh wrote:
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Both of the incumbents were not elected by the populous. They we picked through the board to represent the citizens. They could care less about the college. They both did it for their own selfish reasons.
Bill Kelly was "picked by the board" and he saved us thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been spent on a bunch of worthless crap. I hate that he's not running because I think he has common sense and represented us all well. KYM KAYS is the one that needs to go ASAP. She's never met a spending spree she didn't like.I heard she and her ICC board?
lol

United States

#18 Jan 30, 2013
Reply wrote:
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Bill Kelly was "picked by the board" and he saved us thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been spent on a bunch of worthless crap. I hate that he's not running because I think he has common sense and represented us all well. KYM KAYS is the one that needs to go ASAP. She's never met a spending spree she didn't like.I heard she and her ICC board?
Bill Kelly is a jerkoff like his brother

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#19 Jan 30, 2013
Reply wrote:
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Bill Kelly was "picked by the board" and he saved us thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been spent on a bunch of worthless crap. I hate that he's not running because I think he has common sense and represented us all well. KYM KAYS is the one that needs to go ASAP. She's never met a spending spree she didn't like.I heard she and her ICC board?
Some of the members of the Board just feel like it "will look good on my resume" and you are probably right about Kays. She didn't attend meetings on a very regular basis...big pet peeve of mine.
Reply

Independence, KS

#20 Jan 30, 2013
Oh...my last sentences should be-I heard Kym Kays moved to KC.Should she still be on the ICC board?Thanks anyone for answer.

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