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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Public Hearing Being Denied? Let's Do It Here!

I mean, what could possibly be wrong about talking about a Bond proposal openly in front of the public of Lynn? Let me try. Keep in mind, the ONLY thing they are trying to do is get this off the table so it can be talked about with the public. They are not debating the list, just debating whether we should have a public hearing for feedback. Someone needs to explain to me why the stalling? Here's the proposed list I could get from the reading at council (thank you LynnHappens.com). If the council won't have a public hearing, let's have one here:

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ORDERED that the City of Lynn authorize the issuance of a bond in the amount of 4 million dollars for capital improvements and repairs to municipal infrastructure.  

 Provided further that $500,000 shall be expended on a wave attenuator and capital improvements to Seaport Marina
provided further that $600,000 shall be expended on air conditioning in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium

provided further that $150,000 shall be expended on capital improvements to the Grand Army of the Republic

provided further that $590,000 shall be expended roof and turf replacement to Frasier Field
provided further that $20,000 be expended on a flag pole for City Hall

provided further that $350,000 shall be expended for City Hall Server and Fiber Optics improvements

 provided further that $250,000 be expended for City Hall front entrance steps
 provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for protective glass barriers for City Hall offices

provided further that $100,000 shall be expended for the construction of a bathroom facility at Lynn Woods entrance

 provided further that $225,000 shall be expended for the Lyn Commons bandstand rehabilitation

provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for the Lynn Commons fountain repairs

 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for school repairs
 provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for field reconfiguration and improvements to Barry Park

provided further that $150,000 shall be expended for the Breed Park Courts
provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Clark St. Playground  

provided further that $60,000 shall be expended for Cook St. Playground  

provided further that $60,000 shall be expended for Frey Park playground and courts

 provided further that $98,000 shall be expended for Gallagher Park playground and courts

 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Magnolia Park playground and courts 

 provided further that $400,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to McManus Field 

 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Sagamore St. Playground repairs

 and provided further that $22,000 shall be expended for Sheridan St. Playground repairs


Sound good? I think so too? It has so much of what we need to make this city successful.

So, why isn't our government ready to push this forward? Why hasn't the council sent this to Ways and Means (if that is what they're supposed to do) or other committees for discussion? Why isn't it taken off the table? Why has it been stalled and stalled and stalled since late this summer? I'm thinking there is a good answer, but until they admit that publicly, we'll have to rely on what they are saying on the videos.

Want to see how your council is handling this? Watch this video on lynnhappens.com

For now, let us discuss. Anyone for? Anyone against? Keep it civil and constructive or I will delete the comment.

1 comment:

  1. What baffles me is why the councilors opposed to even putting it on the agenda for discussion don't try to propose one of their own, or better yet, merge their proposals on to one thing, debate what stays in or out of it, and vote it up or down - you know, the way it's supposed to happen?

    From what I see, we have some councilors blocking the process, and within that bunch, a couple of them who can't help debating the bond they're trying to block discussion of, anyway. It's crazy.

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