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Monday, March 12, 2007

Election Day picks; Julie Hamlin's campaign tactics

On election day this Tuesday, I'm planning on voting for two candidates for HB's City Commission whom I first voted for two years ago, because they seem to share at least some of the same civil outrage and sense of purpose that I have in abundance: Arturo O'Neill and Keith London.

I spoke to London's mother about a month ago ago, telling her about our mutual concerns, as well as all the egregious incompetency ensnaring this town -for probably close to a half-hour!- while she was doing a lit drop for Keith in my father's neighborhood.

Arturo's sister-in-law left a message for him on my voice mail earlier this week.
He has a website but I can't seem to find an email address.

Any fair-minded person could see that this town definitely needs a Hispanic presence on the City Comm., to not only reflect the changing demographics and break the condo hold on the city, but for some more fresh ideas.
Just some of the many reasons I voted for him two years ago.
Could the other candidates, other than London, not be more oblivious to that need?

Yesterday, following up on previous reports I made, I discovered EVEN MORE garbage from The Beach Club condos going onto the beach and nearby access roads, including large chunks of asbestos and insulation.
Yes, I took photos with my trusty Canon camera!

I also followed-up my prior visits and found that now all three of the main sinks in the North Beach Men's restroom are broken.

From Thanksgiving 'til ten days ago, two of the four there were broken.

SHOCKER: Now it's three, with only the one in the handicapped stall working.

Three months!!

That's your HB government in action.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg!!!

Yes, another Joy Cooper/Mike Good/Bill Julian success story!

I'm really mad at myself for not having placed the mountains of information I've accumulated on the blogs in time for Tuesday's election, but "Que sera, sera" as noted political analyst Doris Day once put it.

By the way, yesterday afternoon at the Golden Isles branch of the U.S. Post Office, while I was there to follow-up a complaint about the safety of the parking lots in the HB branches -esp. the one on US-1, a longstanding bete-noir of mine!- I saw and heard HB City Comm. candidate Julie Hamlin -dressed in a green fringed Hamlin t-shirt- and some gal pal of hers -dressed in a white t-shirt and red shorts- campaign and I'm a very political person, having been involved in both national, state and local races here in Florida as well as Iowa, Indiana and Virginia, but nobody I know would ever consciously think it was, well, kosher, to campaign and ask people stuck in line at the Post Office, a govt. bldg., to vote for a candidate.

Yes, the rules are different here, as that old Miami tourism advertising campaign accurately put it!

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