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wonder

Bexar, AR

#1 Jan 5, 2013
decision by council due this week. has medic one applied this time?
if they make equal offers - who had the better response time, etc. and the most backups and mutual assist agreements nearby if we ever need 4 or 5+ ambulances.

will the council pick pro med 2 months after the voters rejected them? slapping the voters a wise choice for the council?

anyone know how long the voters choice should legally last and how quickly the council can override it?
looks stupid and illegal for the city to have the old ordinance in force and not enforce it the last few months and then decide to enforce it again later.

if not chosen, i hope medic one stays and runs the county, and finds a legal way(not for hire?) to run the non emergency city calls. put some pressure on city and any promed proposal they franchise and promed's expected profit.

watch closely for the erc and promed to quickly backtrack on and redo their franchise agreement of number of full time trucks, amt of employees on call, etc.
Pro Med

United States

#2 Jan 5, 2013
It is obvious the City Council wants to pick Pro-Med. They won't admit it but they know the people of Pocahontas do not want them. The council, better go with the people or they will loose the people and the people vote for the 6 mil pool and other stuff for our community. If they go against us they won't be able to get anything passed from us the citizens. Let's be sure to keep our council honest and make sure they know what we want.

Signed Citizens of Pocahontas
groundhog day

Bexar, AR

#3 Jan 8, 2013
BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.*
HHHHHIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS .*
RRRRRREEEEE-CCCCCAAAAALLLLLLLL LL*

*just warming up for when the city council slaps the voters in the face and approves the erc agenda franchise choice.
haha

Mountain Home, AR

#4 Jan 8, 2013
well promed is staying the franchise was once again approved medic one is out and promed is staying thank god
for how long

Bexar, AR

#5 Jan 8, 2013
haha wrote:
well promed is staying the franchise was once again approved medic one is out and promed is staying thank god
hope we see another referendum petition real soon and a judge slaps the council and grider for their administrative no vote bluff.
the council just wasted a bunch of our money on lawyer fees and a special election. bunch of useless dumbazzes who didn't and won't listen to the voters. don't expect much good luck in the future with that.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Jan 9, 2013
prmed is stupid when they get a ca they can't even find the place dumb a-- last they picked up my family they dropped the bed they put them on nd one time pushed me so hard they bruised mebad the ciy of pocahontas don't give a damnnnnn .
Haha

United States

#8 Jan 9, 2013
If that happend then y don't you call the main place and file a complaint just bc a accident happend with u doesn't mean it makes everyone bad accidents happen but if you are so upset about it call and tell them the problem can't get fixed if they don't know what the problem is because your to lazy to pick up the phone u just want to get on here and bit** and if you want to go that route I have personally seen medic one refuse a patient due to having no insurance so don't even go there
Not Surprised

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Jan 9, 2013
The Pocahontas City Council has once again put the voters of
Pocahontas in their place. The Pocahontas City Council has totally
ignored what the people of Pocahontas wanted and voted for.
Instead the "Good Ole Boys Club" did what they always do, ignored
the voters of Pocahontas and proceded to do business as usual. In
other words it is their way or nothing! Shame on the City Council.
There needs to be a recall of the City Council and the Mayor. The
people of this town need to stand up to these people and let them
know they work for us. It is time for "Business as usual to Stop."
wonder

United States

#10 Jan 9, 2013
How is this gonna play out?
Now that the city council has rejected the voters elected choice, what will happen?
Can this be escalated to a class actoon suit?
Will a judge allow both companies to run until this is resolved?
A series of individual recall elections would be expensive for the city, and I imagine embarrassing for the targeted individual. "Oh yeah, the voters booted me out". What a legacy.
An initiative is more difficult, but the voters could bring an ordinance that allows two franchises, and repeal the exclusive franchise. Or, bring an ordinance that bans the franchise.
Even more difficult, county and city voters could vote to form an ambulance district together. There were enough votes to do it in the city, do you think county voters would go along?
Or, do you think the voters of Pocahontas will throw up their hands and walk away from this?
yes

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Jan 9, 2013
From what i see primed offers great care. Medic one just needs to get over it!
agree

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Jan 9, 2013
I wish medic one would quit soliciting hospital employees. They put people on the spot. I agree get over it. You lost!!!!
Elections coming

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Jan 9, 2013
Vote the Bums OUT!!!!!!!!!!
Not Surprised

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Jan 9, 2013
This just isn't about the issue with the ambulance
sevice that has been forced down our throats.
This is about the way the so called "Elites" of
this town do business. The voters of Pocahontas
voted on this issue and our City Council and Mayor
threw it back in our faces. They just proved the
fact that they can do anything they want and get
away with it. If they can do this and get away
with it, what's next? I guess it doesn't matter
"The Good Ole Boys" will make that decision and
the people of Pocahontas may or may not hear
anything about it.
guest

Mountain Home, AR

#15 Jan 9, 2013
time for a change they all need to go city and county.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#16 Jan 9, 2013
wonder wrote:
How is this gonna play out?
Now that the city council has rejected the voters elected choice, what will happen?
What was the voters elected choice? It sure wasn't Medic One because they weren't on the ballot. They voted to have the franchise rebid because medic one whined and complained that they didn't have time to bid the first time which is total bull anyway.
Not Surprised

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Jan 9, 2013
The voters of Pocahontas voted and were as usual
put in their place. Read the Pocahontas Star
Herald, for once they got it right. It is now
official, printed in black and white. The City
Council already had their minds made up. Last
night was just an offical formality. They have
spoken and that is that. Wonder what is going
to happen next? Wait a minute it doesn't matter
the People of Pocahontas do not nor will we
ever be allowed to have an opinion or a voice
in the way our city is ran. This is not about the
issue before the Council last night. It is about
how our city is ran and who is running it.They all
need to be recalled.

Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#18 Jan 9, 2013
Not Surprised wrote:
The voters of Pocahontas voted and were as usual
put in their place. Read the Pocahontas Star
Herald, for once they got it right. It is now
official, printed in black and white. The City
Council already had their minds made up. Last
night was just an offical formality. They have
spoken and that is that. Wonder what is going
to happen next? Wait a minute it doesn't matter
the People of Pocahontas do not nor will we
ever be allowed to have an opinion or a voice
in the way our city is ran. This is not about the
issue before the Council last night. It is about
how our city is ran and who is running it.They all
need to be recalled.
The voters never voted for or against either company just to have it rebid.
look again

United States

#19 Jan 9, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
The voters never voted for or against either company just to have it rebid.
The referendum vote was to EXPLICITLY REJECT THE COUNCIL CHOICE OF PROMED. It doesn't get any plainer than that. The referrendum did NOT call for a rebid. There is no doubt, the vote was against ProMed,(but not against it's expert & compassionate employees)
Why don't you get an education, read, and do your homework? And the council should do the same. What a bunch of playground bullies!
tell it

United States

#20 Jan 9, 2013
look again wrote:
<quoted text>The referendum vote was to EXPLICITLY REJECT THE COUNCIL CHOICE OF PROMED. It doesn't get any plainer than that. The referrendum did NOT call for a rebid. There is no doubt, the vote was against ProMed,(but not against it's expert & compassionate employees)
Why don't you get an education, read, and do your homework? And the council should do the same. What a bunch of playground bullies!
Ok so enlighten me...if promed has expert and compassionate employees then what's the problem???? All you have done is run this whole topic into the ground with your constant whining about the council. If things had went your way the council would be heroes but since it didn't here you are again whining and crying about it. If u feel that promed a employees are expert and compassionate then you should be happy that you have those types of people just like medic one has to serve you in an emergency!!!!
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#21 Jan 9, 2013
Both bids were better than what we had before a franchise. That proves the value of a franchise in my book.

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