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Council challenger brings back tips for casino | The Columbus Dispatch

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Daryl Hennessy sent city leaders his nine suggestions. The City DispatchPolitics For additional coverage of state and local government, visit DispatchPolitics.com A Columbus City Council candidate traveled to three cities with Penn National Gaming casinos and yesterday sent city leaders here a nine-point prescription based on what he learned.

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Clean out Council

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jun 2, 2011
All challengers need your vote to stop the clueless and wreckless path the current Council is taking.

If Columbus does not have a good strong fiscal plan, they will be begging for another tax increase.

City Council is spending tax dollars for project that Columbus does not need nor can afford.
These people aint right

Seymour, IL

#2 Jun 2, 2011
Clean out Council wrote:
City Council is spending tax dollars for project that Columbus does not need nor can afford.
Which project are you refering too?
WHS76

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Jun 2, 2011
In my view, it might be wise for Hennessy to be quiet.It Some people might look at him that he is trying to tell them what they should do
.It is fine for what he did but do not go around and say what to do.
WHS76

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jun 2, 2011
Clean out Council wrote:
All challengers need your vote to stop the clueless and wreckless path the current Council is taking.
If Columbus does not have a good strong fiscal plan, they will be begging for another tax increase.
City Council is spending tax dollars for project that Columbus does not need nor can afford.
You know as well as I do city council cannot stop wasting money.
Keepin it real

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 2, 2011
I would suggest Mr. Hennessy could better spend his time touring Columbus streets and neighborhoods rather then touring Casino's in other states. Meet and talk with people here, drive our streets and come up some new idea's! Let the casino guys run their own business. I'm just saying......
G O Pee

Columbus, OH

#6 Jun 2, 2011
No GOP challenger has any chance of winning a seat on City Council this fall. Columbus is a largely Democratic city and the anti-SB5 and anti-Kasich vote will overwhelm any council challenger, or mayoral challenger for that matter. Barring a huge scandal, these races are essentially over.
Lucy

Westerville, OH

#7 Jun 2, 2011
Keepin it real wrote:
I would suggest Mr. Hennessy could better spend his time touring Columbus streets and neighborhoods rather then touring Casino's in other states. Meet and talk with people here, drive our streets and come up some new idea's! Let the casino guys run their own business. I'm just saying......
I totally agree. Who asked him....you see our Council or Mayor didn't bother with this....All the people here are such do-gooders, they don't want the casino here. I on the other hand think it is a good thing. I think the money should stay here instead of going out of state, as it does now. Mr. Hennessy, you are an ***. I wonder, were trips paid for by ourself, did you gamble?
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 2, 2011
Good move by Hennessy - incumbent council members who are up for re-election better take note - YOU JUST GOT TAKEN BY AN END-AROUND!

ps - I hope Hennessy won some cash at each casino!
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 2, 2011
Keepin it real wrote:
I would suggest Mr. Hennessy could better spend his time touring Columbus streets and neighborhoods rather then touring Casino's in other states. Meet and talk with people here, drive our streets and come up some new idea's! Let the casino guys run their own business. I'm just saying......
The better question is, "Why hasn't Columbus City Council conducted a field study - which you and I would have no doubt paid for - on this casino owner/operator?"

I say thanks to Hennessy - saved us money (I hope) and gave some valuable intel to city council. I say "I hope" because now the city will send a committee - paid for by you and me - to do the same freaking thing Hennessy has already done.

Oh yeah... and as for touring Columbus neighborhoods - which council members have done this? My guess is few to none....
John

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 2, 2011
Having seen Hennessy's hard work as a member of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission I am glad he is trying to be the first person in many years to be directly elected to the council. Every current member was appointed, in closed door meetings, before being appointed to the council. Maybe this year we can ELECT someone like Hennessy to the Columbus City Council.
the truth

Vilonia, AR

#11 Jun 2, 2011
Coleman doing his puppet masters of Wolf and Nationwide's dirty work thought they would beat down Penn and found out a new kid is in town and will not play their pay to play way. Penn Welcome Columbus is looking forward to you.
the truth

Vilonia, AR

#12 Jun 2, 2011
It took a rep as the dems never come up with ideas. Cow town needs people that think for them self like this guy.
Oddball

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 2, 2011
Coleman shouldn't even call himself a Dem. Democrats pride themselves on looking out for the "little guy," and the only little guy Coleman looks out for is himself. So, for those of you thinking that us Dems all think Coleman's the end-all-be-all, you're highly mistaken.

As to Hennessy, I have known him for years, and if there's anything I know for a fact, it's that Hennessy is perfect for a position on City Council. How will we expect anyone to challenge the Mayor's back-room dealings unless we elect a Republican? And not just any Republican, a responsible, well-educated, considerate one!

Since: Dec 09

Mcconnelsville, OH

#14 Jun 2, 2011
Wow! If I lived in Columbus I would vote for this guy. He has probably just done more real work than any sitting council person in Columbus. Imagine if you had an entire council of competence! Instead you elect a council that supports $60 MM bridges to Franklinton.
Coleman is Clueless

Westerville, OH

#16 Jun 2, 2011
G O Pee wrote:
No GOP challenger has any chance of winning a seat on City Council this fall. Columbus is a largely Democratic city and the anti-SB5 and anti-Kasich vote will overwhelm any council challenger, or mayoral challenger for that matter. Barring a huge scandal, these races are essentially over.
Then expect more of the same. Wasteful spending on projects that offer little if anything to the majority of the citizens.

More murders, crime and the lack of quality of city services.

In the meantime, Coleman and Council are tax grabbing all they can to build $60 million dollars bridges to nowhere and parks downtown that very few people will use.

How about police, fire and city services as promised with the tax increase.

Columbus voters are fools if they reelect Coleman and this current council. Eventually there is not enough taxpayers picking up the tab for the spending. What happens then?
Gal

Columbus, OH

#17 Jun 2, 2011
For those of you who like Hennessy's ideas and his hard work, please come out and support him on his Birthday. Come meet him tonight at Big Woody's in the Arena District at 6pm.$25/person includes pizza and wings.

Hennessy is a guy that can bring new ideas to Columbus look at the initiative he has taken with the casino issue. His actions support his words.
G O Pee

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 2, 2011
Coleman is Clueless wrote:
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Then expect more of the same. Wasteful spending on projects that offer little if anything to the majority of the citizens.
More murders, crime and the lack of quality of city services.
In the meantime, Coleman and Council are tax grabbing all they can to build $60 million dollars bridges to nowhere and parks downtown that very few people will use.
How about police, fire and city services as promised with the tax increase.
Columbus voters are fools if they reelect Coleman and this current council. Eventually there is not enough taxpayers picking up the tab for the spending. What happens then?
Regardless of whether one thinks that the Democrats in City Hall are doing a good or bad job, the fact remains that Kasich's attitudes and tactics have soured so many Ohioans on the Republican Party that Ohio GOP candidates will have an uphill climb for years to come. Independent voters dislike the governor in big, big numbers. He's toxic and getting worse every time he speaks.
the truth

Vilonia, AR

#19 Jun 2, 2011
G O Pee wrote:
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Regardless of whether one thinks that the Democrats in City Hall are doing a good or bad job, the fact remains that Kasich's attitudes and tactics have soured so many Ohioans on the Republican Party that Ohio GOP candidates will have an uphill climb for years to come. Independent voters dislike the governor in big, big numbers. He's toxic and getting worse every time he speaks.
Ohio supports Kasich and the GOP not the Dem-O-Marxist pay to play slave traders and SB5 will stay and you born losers will no longe have handouts. Let your fears run wild like your Weiner who can't make two cents out with his statments and would not know a gold coin in front of him unless it was hidden in his under pants thanks to bareny fwank leaveing him a tip.
G O Pee

Columbus, OH

#20 Jun 2, 2011
the truth wrote:
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Ohio supports Kasich and the GOP not the Dem-O-Marxist pay to play slave traders and SB5 will stay and you born losers will no longe have handouts. Let your fears run wild like your Weiner who can't make two cents out with his statments and would not know a gold coin in front of him unless it was hidden in his under pants thanks to bareny fwank leaveing him a tip.
Your statement is poorly written, but I guess the general gist is that Kasich is popular, which is not borne out by the polling data to date. Perhaps that will change, but for now, the governor is toxic and this explains why GOP state senators have distanced themeselves from him in the budget process. We'll see what happens in November.
These people aint right

Seymour, IL

#21 Jun 2, 2011
G O Pee wrote:
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Your statement is poorly written, but I guess the general gist is that Kasich is popular, which is not borne out by the polling data to date. Perhaps that will change, but for now, the governor is toxic and this explains why GOP state senators have distanced themeselves from him in the budget process. We'll see what happens in November.
Very few of this person's posts make any sense. Usually all they consist of is name calling and never seem to be, or are vaguely, relevant to any information contained in the article.

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