The water plant was listed by Strong himself as a main accomplishment of his term in office. The water rates going up are the result of that "accomplishment."What about the fact that Marty Orr spent $30K to bring the Iliana Hwy to Wilmington, only to find out when his own home would be affected as a result he then thought it was ok to change his stance.[/quote]
I don't know what you're talking about with this 30k. He was in favor of the Illiana originally yes, I always figured he changed his stance because of the huge amount of people who freaked out and opposed it. As mayor he should represent the people, not his individual opinion. His stance change reflects that.
[QUOTE who="Concerned Citizen"]And what about the fact that the cost of city water has drastically increased as a result of poor decision making on Mayor Orr's behalf.
The huge water leak by the plant that developed during Strong's term that wasn't fixed until the past year didn't help matters either.
Your opinion of the police chief's qualifications is an opinion.What about having the audacity to hire a new police chief who wasn't qualified, then pay the new chief $85K a year, only to have to hire several other people in the process to do the chiefs job. Then to find out the chief had the gall to ask for a $5K raise.
I agree that credit for Ridgeport does not belong to Orr, but it did get visibly started during his term so I can see how he'd use that as an example of progress.And as far as Marty Orr taking credit for Ridgeport Development, that was already in place when Roy Strong was Mayor and all Orr did was wrap up what Roy had already put in place.
Get over this "live in Wilmington or get out" mantra you have. The mayor is authorized to make appointments to certain jobs. Complain if they do a bad job, don't complain about where they happened to be born.Then what about the fact that many of the people Orr has chosen to work for the city are not wilmington residents, but rather residents of Yorkville, which is the same place the city manager, Tony Graff ironically resides.
The lawsuits are a result of Strong not doing the right thing. The right thing is not to throw a temper tantrum and make one last attempt to try to handcuff the next administration. At will employees are exactly that. Strong got to pick his people, Orr gets to pick his. The lawsuits exist because Strong handed them money for nothing.And don't make me go into the amount of money he has cost the city with lawsuits, that never would have happened had he done the right thing.
Yeah genius, I'm on here anonymously.**That's the point**And these are just the things I'm able to talk about, as for not mentioning my name, I didn't realize that your birth name was "Seems Legit", I guess that makes your mother "Two Legit".
I don't care what your name is. Nobody does. You have no secret information you're holding back on, period. There's no reason you couldn't present it in a manner that preserved your anonymity.