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In honor of maintaining Mr. Magel's classic approach to winning a seat, may I suggest three bullet votes: Sacher, Petricca, Honecker. But there are four seats?
Some other candidates, claiming fiscal restraint voiced concerns about the plight of city employee salaries. Interestingly, some employees are not residents of Marco Island. So again, in my state of constant confusion, is a vote for existing incumbents as well as some new entrants a vote for residents or a vote for a city management.
Pay attention folks, some new entrants are merely extensions of the city management serving on citizen advisory boards to do the city's bidding. For example, am I too bold to suggest that if you are on the Park & Rec citizens advisory committee you may have a propensity for P&R projects? So again, I ask: Do they represent you the resident or staff management? Even under the cloak of voicing concerns of fiscal responsibility.
Then we have those we are trying to understand. Let me offer a sample. Go to Mr. Honig's website:
Under Mr. Honig's "Pledge to you" which I believe means us he makes a request to "Click on "Issues...." to see his positions on important matters.
Lo and behold, I do NOT see a list of positions but a note:
"PLEASE NOTE: CITIZENS' GROUPS, SUCH AS MICA, ARE NOW CONDUCTING CANDIDATE SURVEYS. I ENCOURAGE VOTERS TO CONSULT MY RESPONSES TO THOSE SURVEYS!"
So I need to go a MICA survey? Some incumbents have publicly complained the MICA surveys are NOT a fair representation of the folks on this island. So round and round we go?
Well, well, if you want to run on a platform of efficienct government operations, may I suggest Mr. Honig simply list his position on issues on the page heading "ISSUES" on his website. Because today, this page is definitely lacking!
Why must I go searching for another site to find positions on issues outside of your own website? 'Why three clicks when twe would suffice Am I too demanding to expect efficient representation from someone running on demanding efficient government?
I confess I am simple person, bordering on simpleton. You can also include lazy, if I complain to the number of clicks to access information. Note: I do NOT want to talk to anyone, I want to see what you will commit under the written word.
What I have found with city governance, getting something in print is nearly impossible, in fact from my experience it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE.
Help me help you to fill the fourth seat, NOT your database under the webpage heading "Issues". You are just one click away from gaining a vote! And in this age of Google, a click has tremendous impact.
Unless, we go back to the Magel bullet approach and simple cast a vote for one, two, or ...... seats.
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