What grade would you give mayor tom's performance since he took office?

Created by mayor tom on Oct 12, 2012

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100% great job

80% ok trying hard

60% not cutting it

40% not even trying

0-39% why is he even showing up

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Phd

Euless, TX

#1 Oct 12, 2012
Incomplete
ward3

Florissant, MO

#2 Oct 13, 2012
Some of us knew this was going to happen. He was not good as councilman from ward 3, and even worse as mayor.
grade

Florissant, MO

#3 Oct 14, 2012
I would give him 50%. But since there is no 50 I made it 60.
miss pickle

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Oct 15, 2012
Just looking around Florissant one can see all the new buildings going up. He's doing something right wouldn't you say? Of course there are a few people on this forum who hate him and that is sad. But remember those few never ever have anything good to say about anyone. They say I have multiple personalities."Who you talk'en bout Willis?"LOL Have some fun people.Love,Laugh and be kind to each other.It's the American Way!!!!!! Way to go Cards!!!!!!!!
lookatthebirdie

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Oct 19, 2012
i hate him.no bones about it.
mental

United States

#7 Oct 19, 2012
lookatthebirdie wrote:
i hate him.no bones about it.
He is a narcissist
lookatthebirdie

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Oct 19, 2012
i just hope soon the people of florissant get it. knowing that senator cunningham will soon be gone,house rep.spang will soon be gone,burkes gone,chief kissmyass will soon be gone,street dept. head soon gone and o'reily at fox news reporting on the rag called the post for lack of reporting stories,you people may try to make a change.throw out the bullies including the president
ward1

Florissant, MO

#9 Oct 22, 2012
miss pickle wrote:
Just looking around Florissant one can see all the new buildings going up. He's doing something right wouldn't you say? Of course there are a few people on this forum who hate him and that is sad. But remember those few never ever have anything good to say about anyone. They say I have multiple personalities."Who you talk'en bout Willis?"LOL Have some fun people.Love,Laugh and be kind to each other.It's the American Way!!!!!! Way to go Cards!!!!!!!!
All the building you see started under lowery, not schneider. And I saw him throw his little fit at the last council meeting when things did not go his way. At best, the jury is still out, but I don't see that he has done anyting, other than take care of paying off people that helped get him elected. He only got 35% of the total vote, not much of a victory.
Mark B

Florissant, MO

#10 Oct 25, 2012
miss pickle, ward 1 is very accurate. All development was PRE-Schneider, although he IS now responsible for 2 mayor's budget proposals (11 & 12), both of which are using a chunk of the reserves (savings) just to “balance” the budget. Most everyone running a household has had to adjust (cut back) on personal expenses to make ends meet these days. Or, of course generate new income, which the mayor has not accomplished so far in his term.
Matter of fact, in the immediate near future you will hear how the mayor supports the city. One would think a new mayor would support a positive environment with every breath. I don't believe supporting low-income housing (of any type) is the best way to promote positive growth for Florissant. More will be discussed in the future.

Ward 1, I agree with your viewpoint (not much of a victory) with only 35% of the vote. But let's review and consider what 35% actually is. It can be argued that Flor.’s population is between 52,000 and 55,000. Actual registered voter numbers are not easily obtainable for the April 2011 city election. But in November 2011 Flor Special city election (with 5 townships) show that there are 35,196 registered voters. Using an average of 53,500 residents --- 35,196 R/V--- equals (65.786%)“of the city population registered to vote”. 10,168 votes were cast in the mayor's race April 2011 which is 28.889% of the people who were eligible to vote. Schneider received 3803 votes of CONFIDENCE --- 6365 voted NO CONFIDENCE.

Yes Schneider received -- 37.401% of the 10,168 votes cast.
Schneider also received -- 10.819% of the 35,196 registered to voters. 25,028 voters did not show up.
He also received -- 7.108% of the vote from the 53,500 residents living in the city of Florissant.
This proves that 7% of the city makes all of the decisions. There is no one to blame if we are unhappy except ourselves.
speak out

United States

#11 Oct 25, 2012
Mark B wrote:
miss pickle, ward 1 is very accurate. All development was PRE-Schneider, although he IS now responsible for 2 mayor's budget proposals (11 & 12), both of which are using a chunk of the reserves (savings) just to “balance” the budget. Most everyone running a household has had to adjust (cut back) on personal expenses to make ends meet these days. Or, of course generate new income, which the mayor has not accomplished so far in his term.
Matter of fact, in the immediate near future you will hear how the mayor supports the city. One would think a new mayor would support a positive environment with every breath. I don't believe supporting low-income housing (of any type) is the best way to promote positive growth for Florissant. More will be discussed in the future.

Ward 1, I agree with your viewpoint (not much of a victory) with only 35% of the vote. But let's review and consider what 35% actually is. It can be argued that Flor.’s population is between 52,000 and 55,000. Actual registered voter numbers are not easily obtainable for the April 2011 city election. But in November 2011 Flor Special city election (with 5 townships) show that there are 35,196 registered voters. Using an average of 53,500 residents --- 35,196 R/V--- equals (65.786%)“of the city population registered to vote”. 10,168 votes were cast in the mayor's race April 2011 which is 28.889% of the people who were eligible to vote. Schneider received 3803 votes of CONFIDENCE --- 6365 voted NO CONFIDENCE.

Yes Schneider received -- 37.401% of the 10,168 votes cast.
Schneider also received -- 10.819% of the 35,196 registered to voters. 25,028 voters did not show up.
He also received -- 7.108% of the vote from the 53,500 residents living in the city of Florissant.
This proves that 7% of the city makes all of the decisions. There is no one to blame if we are unhappy except ourselves.
Enough of the critique.

What would you have done with the city budget? How would you deal with the revenue shortage? What is your suggestions to control expenses?
Mark B

Florissant, MO

#12 Oct 26, 2012
Speak out; “what would I have done with the city budget?”
First and foremost establish a working committee of residents from all nine wards to review and understand all components of the budget line by line, leaving nothing hidden or misunderstood.
Cut all FAT specially from professional services (discretionary slush fund). Held public and open meetings, videotape to be aired routinely on the cable station for all general public to absorb. This would include all council members as well. Allow community residents their input for full inclusion.
By educating the community creates shareholders. The committee then can recommend to council members all of their findings. Committee makes formal presentation to the council and mayor for further review and discussion publicly. All financials of the city are truly transparent and it becomes a city budget not just the mayor’s budget.

“dealing with revenue shortfall”, a ˝ cent sales tax currently exists for the Parks Dept but only 50% is use for Parks, other 50% goes into general revenue. People voted for this sales tax to improve our Parks but subsidizes the general revenue. A additional ˝˘ sales tax earmarked for the police department would generate three million dollars. This NEW money for the police department would relieve the general revenue fund of three million dollars. This three million dollars is new money and is only collected when a purchase is made at a local retail store,ie; groceries, fuel, department stores. Depending on where you shop now, you are paying a sales tax for the park improvement tax, TIFF tax, and TTD tax, totally unexpectedly.

“controlling expenses” same way you run your household. Holding all directors and employees fully accountable. Every expenditure must really be considered a NEED not a want.“Just because we have always done it this way”, is not a bona fide reason to spend money. The past is history. Today we’re all in survival mode. I made this statement publicly over a year ago,“you do not walk into the grocery store with only $100 and come out with $120 worth of groceries”. Holding people accountable sharpens their skills, creates the sense of pride and involvement. If not, then they are relieved of their duties. Too many unemployed highly qualified people available today that are willing to get involved.

This is by no means a “limit” of changes that I see, needs to be done. Including cutting the mayor’s salary and expense account. Everything needs to start at the top and the “leader should lead by example”. Thank you for asking.
voter apathy

Foristell, MO

#13 Oct 26, 2012
Mark B wrote:
Speak out; “what would I have done with the city budget?”
First and foremost establish a working committee of residents from all nine wards to review and understand all components of the budget line by line, leaving nothing hidden or misunderstood.
Cut all FAT specially from professional services (discretionary slush fund). Held public and open meetings, videotape to be aired routinely on the cable station for all general public to absorb. This would include all council members as well. Allow community residents their input for full inclusion.
By educating the community creates shareholders. The committee then can recommend to council members all of their findings. Committee makes formal presentation to the council and mayor for further review and discussion publicly. All financials of the city are truly transparent and it becomes a city budget not just the mayor’s budget.
“dealing with revenue shortfall”, a ˝ cent sales tax currently exists for the Parks Dept but only 50% is use for Parks, other 50% goes into general revenue. People voted for this sales tax to improve our Parks but subsidizes the general revenue. A additional ˝˘ sales tax earmarked for the police department would generate three million dollars. This NEW money for the police department would relieve the general revenue fund of three million dollars. This three million dollars is new money and is only collected when a purchase is made at a local retail store,ie; groceries, fuel, department stores. Depending on where you shop now, you are paying a sales tax for the park improvement tax, TIFF tax, and TTD tax, totally unexpectedly.
“controlling expenses” same way you run your household. Holding all directors and employees fully accountable. Every expenditure must really be considered a NEED not a want.“Just because we have always done it this way”, is not a bona fide reason to spend money. The past is history. Today we’re all in survival mode. I made this statement publicly over a year ago,“you do not walk into the grocery store with only $100 and come out with $120 worth of groceries”. Holding people accountable sharpens their skills, creates the sense of pride and involvement. If not, then they are relieved of their duties. Too many unemployed highly qualified people available today that are willing to get involved.
This is by no means a “limit” of changes that I see, needs to be done. Including cutting the mayor’s salary and expense account. Everything needs to start at the top and the “leader should lead by example”. Thank you for asking.
Unfortunately, if only 28.889% of the people who were eligible to vote actually came to the polls, how in the world are you going to generate any real interest in your city's financial situation amongst a constituency with a record of voter apathy like that?
orion

Strasburg, MO

#14 Oct 26, 2012
It sounds like the blueprint for your anticipated campaign of 2015, Marcus Aurelius, our emperor in waiting.
Mark B

Florissant, MO

#15 Oct 27, 2012
A Ruler? I don’t think so. The only way to remove a ruler is through execution. Besides, previously and currently that is what we have, to some degree. I prefer conductor; “someone threw a positive action relocates much where needed”.

A very good quote—“the happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and responable nature”. M/A

And yes, I have gone nowhere, I’m still here fighting for what I believe in, and will try again.“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly”– Robert F. Kennedy. nice to hear from you Orion
CBN

United States

#16 Oct 27, 2012
You got my vote Mark. Run a hard hitting campaign. People need to know the truth about the deficit spending.
dittto

Florissant, MO

#17 Oct 27, 2012
ditto. Don't take this the wrong way, but anyone could do better that what we have now.
joe p

Florissant, MO

#18 Oct 28, 2012
I did not know we had a new mayor. What happened to Mayor Eagan?
failure

United States

#19 Oct 30, 2012
The current mayor is a failure.
He is more interested in spending the reserve, than being fiscally responsible.

Sad part, the council does not push back.

Time for a charter change and government restructuring.
low income housing

Florissant, MO

#20 Nov 3, 2012
Does the mayor support this low income housing project that wants to build in Florissant?
stop the mayor

United States

#21 Nov 3, 2012
low income housing wrote:
Does the mayor support this low income housing project that wants to build in Florissant?
Yes he does.

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