We now have four candidates officially running for mayor. Will that be it? Or will we see more jump in? One just ****** off her base by cosponsoring the change of the name of the board of alderman. One has been an alderman for about five minutes. One is an alderman whose colleagues so badly didn’t want him to be mayor that they went back on a hundred years of precedent to remove him as president of the board. And one is a long time entrenched melrose politician. Who will it be???
The entrenched Melrose politician will take it. He is the only one that can reach across both sides. MM should not have changed her stance on the BOA.
The new alderwoman will run again in the future. The guy with the video has hubris. Was shunned as an appointed mayor but still running.
That’s one word for it.
The “entrenched politician” is by far the one who has done the most for melrose, regardless of his political base or potential gain. At least within this field, that’s the most deserving candidate.
I have to agree with that, although reluctantly. I guess he'd be the best of the lot, but really, it's a shame we can't do better.
Serious personal issues??? I dont follow....
He has shown himself to be a fake and a liar. Problems with loyalty. It doesn’t go over well with people once they get past the jolly guy next-door act.
I dunno. I just can’t get over that embarrassing video.
So if we aren’t happy with the four, how do we get someone else to run that will do what’s needed?
Why would he want to run for Mayor? He'd have to essentially give up his law practice, thanks to the provisions of the City Charter, which guarantees no actually qualified person would even consider running.
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You still don't get it. He would have to actually close or sell his practice, rather than only taking no part in it until he was out of office again. That would leave him with nothing when he's out of office.
Yes, Mayor is a full-time job, but there are legal mechanisms in place that would allow him to "recuse" himself from his practice during his term as Mayor. The Charter prohibits that.
You are another in dire need of a civics class.
The charter provision is that the mayor divests themself of their business, not that they simply recuse themselves from it while in office which is asking a lot. Funny how the person who wanted this the most isn't even here anymore. He was trying to keep the playing field small for himself but now the whole city suffers.
This comes up on here frequently because those that didn't like this person as mayor, didn't like that he made it difficult for others to become mayor. Not an unreasonable thought.
And this is relevant to "Four Candidates" because.......?
So having a law practice is not the same as having a job? Seriously? If your not engaging in the practice of law, then you don't have a law practice.
Then why are you complaining about the requirement in the charter that requires the mayor to treat the position as a full time job? You cannot have it both ways. Are YOU being deliberately obtuse?
What part of this do you not understand? I am NOT - repeat for those who may be cognitively challenged - NOT complaining about the full-time provision in theory. What I'm complaining about is that the way it is written in the Charter effectively precludes anyone with an active career interest from running, and that it was worded that way to benefit Dolan, who was solely interested in maintaining his own position and not having to face a stronger candidate. Revising the Charter to allow someone to maintain such a current career interest part-time while still performing the duties of Mayor full-time is not impossible. Lots of people have a second part-time job.
And with that, I'm out. I can't waste waste any more time on someone who chooses not to understand the point.
Don Conn is not running for Mayor. Lets move on.
Sorry. You don't get to dictate what does or does not get talked about on this board, especially when it comes to that ridiculously flawed Charter.
"Again?" is just another Dolanite (or RD himself) trying to protect the precious OneMelrose status quo.
There are many effective city charters that could be referenced that do not have the onerous, foolish and/or ignorant language that characterize the charter that Melrose reapproved recently.
And if you need proof that the language prohibiting having a business or any kind of life while also being mayor is ridiculous, consider the fact that Mike F did not close his law practice while being the state rep.
A legitimate and qualified mayoral candidate not of retirement age (and/or not counting on being a lifer mayor) keeping her or his hand in a career that took a lifetime to develop does not preclude being a full-time mayor, except of course to those who can't manage to chew gum and walk at the same time. That ridiculous provision was crafted explicitly with RD in mind, someone who began his tenure as a 28-year-old and zero qualifications for the job (and whose father was the actual ghost mayor, with lots of sleazy Everett help from fine individuals like his convicted felon godfather). Do tell, by the way, how he managed to earn his master's degree while being a "full-time mayor"?
By the by, what is it about being a convicted felon that a large portion of Melrosians seem so utterly blind and unwilling to consider carefully, especially in the context of "fiscal responsibility" that those OneMelrose vigilantes are so fond of shoving in our faces like DellaRusso holding up one of his insulting charts????!!
April 30, 2019. There is currently $1.46million in reserves in the water & sewer enterprise funds.
Don Conn is out. Who else?
If these are the four we have, it’s time to start educating ourselves. And judging by this article, Brodeur is the only one who can list the OUTCOMES of the work he has done for melrose. That’s the only way to impress me. I’m not interested in your resume. Show me the results.
Forbes’s work in the community is undeniable. And he deserves all the credit for that. But his accomplishments as an alderman? Zilch. Not one thing. Like I said, show me the outcomes and as a person who can solve policy problems? He’s got NONE.
I don't think of Brodeur as too liberal. Monica isn't. The other two aren't worth my consideration.
Personally I don't really like Brodeur but he doesn't have to be my friend. He has to run the city.
It is what it is.
MM has already shown her true colors. She is a tRump supporter. She will never live that down with these voters. I don't think even she thinks she will win.
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How do I know MM is a tRump supporter? So there is this thing called google. Photo of her in Patch holding tRump/Pence sign.
I see this thread has devolved nicely. Some of the Trump people... Woof.
What's a low tax rate? What's a high tax rate?
I only know my property taxes are already too high. The mortgage company sent a notice making me increase my monthly tax payment and the override isn't on there yet.