March 12, 2010

Charter panel hears suggestions

A handful of residents turned out last night to urge revisions to the city government’s century-old charter.
Those who spoke at the hearing told the Charter Revision Commission their thoughts on expanding the number of city councilors, stripping sexist language from the charter, extending the terms of elected officials and more. Here is the story.

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28 comments:

Astonished by Matthews said...

Here's a suggestion to Kate Matthews: Don't recommend the appointment of a guy charged with two felonies next time.

Second: Don't pick a fight with an employee and then a week or two after try reviewing him in an obvious effort to have him terminated.

It's obvious Kate Matthews has little experience in the real world.

Anonymous said...

We need fewer politians, not more.

We need more accountability, not less

Tim Gamache said...

Curious why there was no mention of the proposal to the committee for creating an evaluation proceedure for all department heads.

Anonymous said...

They should have them pass a I Q TEST before they run. Whats the citys liabilty if one of these guys has a stroke at a meeting.

Anonymous said...

I wish Terry Parker one the election.

Anonymous said...

Tim they need votes when will you learn. How do they judge one there doing such a shit job.

Anonymous said...

Tim

Theer is such a thing as employee contracts and labor laws.

But then, you wouldn't know that.

Odin said...

"Astonished": Why are using the Charter Revision Committee thread for your ignorant bashing of Kate Matthews (who is more of a man than you'll ever be)?

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine this group of council evaluating any one. this has to be the bottom of the barrel.The best has gone ZOPPO AND MINOR now were left with idiots.

Anonymous said...

Kate Matthews: Not ready for prime time.

Anonymous said...

Tim whos qualified to do this. This group is made up of the worst council ever. This was cockyane tipping off the paper about rosenthal and then they fell on there face.

Anonymous said...

Leave things the way they are we have enough problems. Or get a town manager before bristol is distroyed.

Anonymous said...

Heads up!

You have a Ward,Cockayne,Minor controlled Charter Revision effort, with input from Kenny Johnson.

Heaven help us!

Anonymous said...

"now were left with idiots."

We certainly are...on this blog that is.

Anonymous said...

"Or get a town manager before bristol is distroyed."

I don't think a manager will help the City, but maybe a teacher could help you?

at a distance - not said...

kate must have thought that her district was only Garden street.

Tim Gamache said...

I love the way posters here "write in" what they THINK I mean.Never wrote a single word as to wether I approve of an evaluation proceedure,who should do that evaluation or how.Yet 5:24,8:50 and 1:58 apparently feel they can "read my mind."My only point was,having attended the initial public hearing,I wondered why there had been no mention of one of the proposals put forward to the committee.That and nothing else.
P.S. Do I need to speak to the need to sign ones name AGAIN?

Anonymous said...

Several of the people posting their ignorant (and horribly misspelled) comments here are perfect examples of the pot calling the kettle black. What a hapless bunch of morons!

As comedian Ron White has so astutely observed, "You can't fix stupid!"

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of a poor school system in bristol. Its not education its money in bristol.Over paid school personal with no skills.

Anonymous said...

1:46, I can only hope that the PERSONNEL that taught you weren't overpaid...they did a lousy job.

oh so dumb Democrats said...

Oh-dumb:

If Katie was a male she'd be a PUNK in my opinion not a man. Much like you.

astonished by how stupid the electorate is said...

March 15, 2010 1:46 PM:

What do you know about education? You don't even know enough to capitalize the word Bristol.

once in a while said...

Tim:

I actually agree with you (maybe). That is if you think evaluating "dept. heads" is good idea.

Let's hope the Charter Revision Committee listens to relatively smart people like Councilman Coackayne and not wanna-bees like Terry Parker.

On that note please don't expand the council if it means an automatic seat for Terry Parker.

Anonymous said...

Relatively smart people like Cockayne??? You must be joking!

Anonymous said...

The blog teacher is Stortz. Hes trying to impress his wife. Hes hoping she restores his allowance.

Anonymous said...

"This is a perfect example of a poor school system in bristol. Its not education its money in bristol.Over paid school personal with no skills."

Where were you eductated?

I was educated in Bristol (not bristol) and it's (it is) better to keep your post to yourself and be thought a fool than to post about education and prove you are a fool.

Bristol has a lot to be proud of including our schools.

Anonymous said...

March 17 5:30 What do you smoke. It must be sex 101 there teaching. With all the little kids in the west end pushing baby carraiges around.

Anonymous said...

March 18, 2010 9:15 AM

Must really kill you that there are actually people who take pride in Bristol. I agree with March 17, 2010 5:30 PM's comments about the positives of Bristol.

You dwell on the negatives and your comment shows just how narrow minded your are.

If you hate Bristol so much move! You won't be missed.