Does anyone have a list of where each school committee candidate running in this November's election stands on the override?
Information on the aldermen would be appreciated too. I will post on that board next but if anyone knows, it would be helpful.
Which ones have committed to voting NO?
I want to vote only for candidates that do not support the override. I am hoping there are a few. Otherwise, I am at odds with their politics from day one.
Wish I had a like button for this.
All 4 candidates support the override.
Alderman Ward 1:
Alderman Ward 3:
Alderman Ward 5:
Ward 2 Alderman Jen Lemmerman: Support
Ward 6 Alderman Peter Mortimer: Support
As much as it makes me sick to my stomach, I'm going to have to vote for MBMM. Zwirko is dangerous. I can't bullet the other three because it would help Zwirko.
I will be voting for Askenazy in Ward 3.
I will be voting yes for Melrose by voting NO on the override.
The SC is a lost cause, and will be until the charter is changed to get the Mayor off it, and I'm very disappointed in Lemmerman. I thought she was smarter than that.
Sad to say that the School Committee looks like a lost cause all the way around. A valid primary objective would be to vote out the incumbent (MD) due to her long history of poor conduct on that board, even if the alternatives are wretched also. At least there are some brains amongst the new ones, and perhaps there will be enough rulings of violations soon that the new ones can insist on compliance with the law, which has been a difficult concept for all but one of the current members. Things are bad enough that there well might be (should be) a search for new administration once the election is done and the pols all start seeing the bills & the rulings from high courts/authorities, and looking for cover and scapegoats.
"I can't bullet the other three because it would help Zwirko."
I don't think this is necessarily so (hope not). Must definitely vote for Medeiros, LaRock & Conn!
Will be writing in Monica for Mayor. Urging all to do so. At a minimum it will send a big message.
Yes absolutely writing in Monica for Mayor. AND voting for her and J.D. LaRock and Conn for At-Large Aldermen.
Why is Mike Zwirko a threat and/or "dangerous"? MBMM must be really desperate to label him "dangerous", buy her own health insurance and insult Veterans by using her husband's service in Vietnam to get votes...I don't know MZ but I will vote for him, Don, Monica, and JD.
MBMM didn't say Zwirko is dangerous. I did. And if you don't know anything about him or his schtick, why on earth would you cast your precious vote for him? I understand not voting for MBMM, but you can always bullet the three you want and ignore the other two. If you vote for those three and then vote for Zwirko, all you've accomplished is to nullify your vote for one of the other three. They are anti-override. He is vehemently pro-override, and is firmly entrenched in the Mayor's pocket. MBMM is most assuredly the lesser of two evils.
If you want to know why he's dangerous, take a look at the links in the prior post about where his support actually comes from. Follow the money.
I didn't know that Zwirko's wife is the Asst City Planner.
He wants to be the alderman at large?
How is this not some type of conflict of interest?
He wants the override money to spend too?
It's a triangular nightmare.
Of course it's a conflict of interest, but since when did that trouble the anyone affiliated with this administration?