Sheila doesn't have the work ethic? You need to learn more about her -- she's balanced a career and family life with an impressive track record of public service.I think it is interesting how cleanly the two sides in this mayor's race have found the issues, but then found different answers to those same issues.
And she doesn't need "six meetings" to make decisions. In fact, she manages to be quite decisive in meetings even after listening to disparate points of view.
-someone who has been to a campaign meeting of hers
Let me toss off a comment about "six meetings" and move on. Sheila has promised to put important decisions into committees of citizen volunteers. The other commenter was continuing to point out, that anyone who understand how organizations works, knows this will not be effective. I feel it is pandering to the voters, telling them something you know will not be effective, in order to get votes. Or it could be that Sheila doesn't understand why this doesn't work?
This commenter says that Sheila is hard working and a good campaigner. I think that everyone will agree with this, pretty much 100%. At least for me, I don't care. What I care about is if Sheila has or will accomplish things for the city. Thus far, Sheila has accomplished nothing for the city. I suspect that if she is elected mayor, she doesn't have the raw hours to put into being mayor to do much of anything for the city. Being a much more energetic campaigner then elected representative doesn't impress me much.
I don't believe that Sheila has time to read the documents that our city manager produces before each meeting. I don't believe that Sheila has time to research and drive any new laws or rules. She doesn't have time to be involved with organizations of mayors, or network for new ideas. She will not be in city hall when they are conducting business, she will never talk to new businesses and give them a little pitch for Carbondale. She only have time to campaign and then watch the world march by for the next four years, if she wins.
I think there is a clear choice right now - it is Brad and our city manager running the city, or our city manager running the city (with Sheila as a figure head mayor). We know if Sheila wins this race, it will be "Ground Hog Day" with the character of Neil Dillard, being played by Sheila Simon, and that should scare the heck out of you.
Of course, your comments are welcome. But how about new ideas, paragraphs or using your real name? I get tired of debunking ignorant and anonymous commenters.