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Council members list priorities

February 1, 2013

Members of Marietta’s City Council presented their priorities for the coming year during a committee of the whole session Thursday afternoon....

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McCabe

Feb-01-13 7:01 AM

Moon it is clear we're going to have less money at the local level than we do today. That was true 3yrs ago and it has already been happening less is coming in. It is clear that we as a city needs to cut back on spending but not sometime in the near future it was 2yrs ago. Council needing a raise ? Council needing better meeting quarters means spending more money on renovations ? Bike trails ? Big intersection projects on things that are not broken ? etc. etc. etc. It's all a waste of our money and is and already has cost us the taxpayers way to much. This kind of spending by the city and others only has added to the big picture of dept ceiling . This current council needs to present a whole new set of priorities for up coming years that will serve all of us. You can't drive on a bike path even if all the roads and alleys are in dispair and you can't wait to save money and cut back when there isn't any .

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McCabe

Feb-01-13 7:28 AM

Marietta has to change the way we do business .

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MURPHY77

Feb-01-13 8:44 AM

This group of city leaders is the best ever...they are not selfish, but do bring forth their own thoughts. Their #1 interest is the city. They have clearly stated that the Armory is not going to be paid for by the city checkbook. This is good news. Walt Brothers has set the right tone...in wants one term and he wants things done correctly. Period! Everyone must look out for distractors...ie Mullen. "do things the right way" is a good definition of the current Council.

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Lizard

Feb-01-13 9:26 AM

We're doomed as a city. Our "leaders" are all personally motivated. For example, Moon worked for years to get "his" downtown fixed up to benefit "his" restaurant, got "his" liquor license and "his" Armory square. The Armory will absolutely be a drain on future city expenses. The city has to pay maintenance, insurance and will be stuck with future utility costs when we all find out that there is no frickin business plan that will work.

The only two choices are to put businesses in there that compete with private business, which is wrong, or to move city offices in there, which is a waste because we already have too much city office space wasted. A 5 million dollar bus stop and bathroom just doesn't cut it, people. No one in any elected position will admit to this. They do know it, they just won't admit they were all wrong. But, it's not our money...it's our kids' money that will pay for this huge blunder of political egos!

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Lizard

Feb-01-13 9:30 AM

If they really want to "do things the right way" (ha!) they would either have a viable business plan for the Armory or use what funds they have to tear it down. The people of Marietta have never voted as a community to keep the Armory. A small minority, who aren't paying for it, want it renovated regardless of the cost or eventual use or non-use. Most want it torn down and no further money wasted on it.

If the politicians wanted to do the "right thing", they would put this issue on the ballot. But, no, they don't want to face their known reality. It would fail as a ballot issue to renovate it and they would all have egg on their faces.

That's why it has never been put to a ballot test.

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living

Feb-01-13 10:03 AM

"We're supportive of the creation of a downtown revitalization" this quote made me laugh out loud. Honestly....seriously this is good stuff. (sarcasm here)....

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living

Feb-01-13 10:05 AM

Addressing Moon in the comments seems abit strange. Why not call him and discuss it.

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wps3417

Feb-01-13 12:45 PM

The biggest "goal" of city council should be (and is) to get rid of Roger Kalter. Just watch 'em all start rollin their eyes when he starts into one of his "speeches". 1st Ward - anybody?

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