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Mistaken allegation

August 5, 2013

Over the past two weeks or so I have seen at least two letters making the mistaken allegation that City Council and the Mayor are delaying the construction of a new office building on the site of th......

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wwhickok

Aug-05-13 6:22 AM

"Finally, rest assured this council and administration would not intentionally delay any development that will bring jobs and growth into Williamsport. We would have found somewhere else to park the cars.."

With the utmost due respect Mr. Allison, I think you're full of it. Perhaps you wouldn't have 'delayed the construction of the building', I'm glad to have a better understanding of why the property is being used as parking, I think many of us were going off of the information we were provided. Perhaps you as a coucilman should keep the people who vote you into office, better informed.

But back to my first statement, don't sit here and suggest you 'won't delay' things that are in the best interest of this city. The City Council HAS and has proven they WILL. So please, don't get all 'politically correct statement' on us.

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MrShaman

Aug-05-13 6:38 AM

"So please, don't get all 'politically correct statement' on us." - wwhickok

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AGREED!!!!!!

Too-often, politicians employ safe/homogenized terminology, like "mistaken allegations"...when more-appropriate terminology, like "LIES", would make the most sense.

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Magic1

Aug-05-13 8:14 AM

Wwhicok....

What has THIS council delayed on? Just curious? I know the previous council delayed on khols, firefighter/police issues and the cameras. Not sure where you are going with this?

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enigma

Aug-05-13 8:36 AM

wwhickok, The stories about this in the paper DID have the reason for the delay. The problem is people who either don't read the whole story or can't understand simple English. The information was there, you did not avail yourself of it.

We get it, you don't like the mayor and city council, but to accuse them of intentionally harming the city requires some backup. I agree that they could do a better job, but I disagree that it is intentional. The problem with city government is that it can't seem to get out of the box. This is a problem that you also seem to have, just a different box.

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enoughalready

Aug-05-13 11:32 AM

But Enigma, wwhickok has been absolutely enamored with Gabe ever since he had his little one on one meeting with him. Wes is starting to make Sally Wiegand look almost normal with her Gabe worshiping.

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enigma

Aug-05-13 11:46 AM

enoughalready, Sounds like you need a one on one meeting with the mayor. I'm not a big Campana fan, but from my perspective, he's the best mayor Williamsport has had in a long time. I'm sure the city could do better, but they've also done much worse.

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enoughalready

Aug-05-13 12:24 PM

Oh Enigma I've had many a one on one meeting with Gabe in several different settings. I already know everything I need to about him and how he operates.

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wwhickok

Aug-05-13 12:39 PM

So you're saying the current Council hasn't been delayed in dealing with issues like Cameras, Crime, & Roads as well? Give me a break.

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wwhickok

Aug-05-13 12:40 PM

Also, for the record, I don't dislike the Mayor, or the Council at all. I do however dislike a couple of the members of the City Council.

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enoughalready

Aug-05-13 12:43 PM

There's a difference between delays and due diligence. Gabe has a tendancy to rush into a situation without thinking it thru.

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wwhickok

Aug-05-13 12:43 PM

@ Enough Already. Because I had a one on one meeting with the Mayor and chose to propose a few ideas on how the citizens in Williamsport can help with the problems, I'm now worshipping him?

Forgive me if I doubt that the City Council has our best interest in mind.

I've lived through too many Williamsport City Councilman already that proved they havent, so I'm pretty darn skeptical, when they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt they are better, then I'll start to buy in perhaps.

I've vocalized in the past as to who it is on the City Council I don't think should be there.

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wwhickok

Aug-05-13 12:49 PM

Furthermore, giving you the benefit of the doubt Randall, you brought up "jobs", yes, this city needs more of them and not just more minimum wage jobs, lord knows we have too many of those already, but more good paying jobs that offer families benefits and financial security.

What are you doing about THAT?

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