Archive for March 1st, 2011

March 1, 2011

You Need To Work On That Sarcasm, Bart

by lewwaters

Apparently feeling left out of city council brouhaha’s seen in the past months in Vancouver, Washington, and not getting what he feels is his share of the attention,  our newest and youngest member of city council, Bart Hansen decided to chime in on the ongoing exchange between citizens who oppose the boondoggle Columbia River Crossing and extending Portland, Oregon’s financially troubled Loot Rail a short distance into our state, and city council.

Although his condescension towards citizens comes across very clear and plain, he could use a little work on his sarcasm, which fell flat last evening at the council meeting.

CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition

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March 1, 2011

Who’s Intimidating Who, Ms Rulli?

by lewwaters

I was really glad to have been present at last evenings City Council meeting in Vancouver, Washington. It wasn’t the first time I was present at council meeting nor will it be the last. But, last night I was there to witness some interesting comments, both from a citizen and from council. After seeing council members fix blame for an egregious outburst of council member Jeanne Harris last September, here and here, I sat and listened as Tonya Rulli, a “friend” of Mayor Leavitt, knowingly rose before public TV cameras and stated the following;

CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition

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March 1, 2011

Council Member Burkman is ‘Disappointed’ in Mr. Madore

by lewwaters

This blog no longer supports David Madore and calls upon him to resign immediately!

Continuing the Madoreophobia seen in Clark County Washington, city council member Jack Burkman, after clearing up some information on previous employment, expresses his “disappointment” that a video of Jeanne Harris and her now famous “Gavel Down” moment was captured on video at a public event and has been made available on the internet.

CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition

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March 1, 2011

The Ongoing Flap Over Citizen Communication in Vancouver, Washington

by lewwaters

Regular attendees to Vancouver, Washington city council meetings are well aware of efforts by the council to control citizen communication at the meetings, brought to light last year with the now famous “Gavel Down” video of council member Jeanne Harris having a melt-down.

Recently, what with council tiring of hearing citizens speak in opposition of the boondoggle project of replacing the I-5 bridge and extending Portland, Oregon’s financially failing ‘Loot Rail’ into Vancouver, mayor Tim Leavitt proposed “cutting off the mic” to citizen comments during the meeting and shuffling opposition off to a venue where their voices would receive little listeners.

Needless to say, the proposal was not well received by the public, even with Columbian Political Editor John Laird’s feeble attempt to defend such an egregious attempt at silencing citizens.

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