The Other Lorain- The city OF IFFY???-
IFFY = iffy: having many uncertain or unknown qualities or conditions may not pass the “sniff test
NOTE: The IFFY meter results are based upon information available through the situations as read in the media and elsewhere on line eg City of Lorain agendas)
At the risk of more “concrete criticism” coming through my window
Let us take a trip – to the other Lorain – the IFFY OF LORAIN and especially the happenings in Ward Two and how they stack up with the IFFY Meter
UPDATE: the result!!!! http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/10/16/horn-concedes-flores-wins-lorain-council-seat/
There is such a confusion within my brain- I, for instance, cannot fathom why it has taken weeks and weeks to get a council person named for this Ward Two. Whatever the reason legally or politically – something sure looks iffy –
This was a Democratic Primary – but since no one from the Republican Party or Independent Party is running in the General Election whom ever comes through this mess will be our Ward Two councilman.
The Democrats ( as they are who are the “front-runners” in all aspects of this ) will be deciding one way or another – The Judge Betleski ( he of CRA fame https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/cra/ ) is a “big” Democrat) and stated in his in initial decision
Judge Mark A. Betleski ruled there will be no recount.
However Mr. Flores brought a civil suit and the Judge and the players had at it again. Mr. Flores , it has to be said, has fallen out of favour with his Democratic Party.
The expert witness for the court Paul Adams is the Director of the Board of Elections AND the Chairman of the Lorain Democratic Party – Oh yes and the person who does the warning
http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/09/24/lorain-democrats-warn-3-men-to-stick-to-party-line/ and writes letters to the newspapers –
In a news release Thursday, Lorain City Democratic Party Chairman Paul Adams wrote that the party was recommending all of the candidates running in his party’s primary except for Flores, who has previous convictions for solicitation, carrying a concealed weapon and drunken driving.
“Just as the records of exemplary community leaders in the party speak for themselves, Dennis Flores’s public criminal record speaks for itself,” Adams wrote
Bit of a reach there – Mr. Flores won his seat in the previous election after his legal violations ( much to the annoyance we are told of certain Democratic Party Officials) and the party recommendation failed to point our Mr. Horn’s exemplary behavior
“ Ryan Horn, one of two candidates challenging Flores, pleaded no contest to public indecency/reckless exposure in 2008, according to Lorain Municipal Court records.
Now I am just thinking out loud here This whole “fiasco”, because that is what this has become. Why did the same Judge that ruled there will be no recount then have to disallow a few week later 9 votes? Should have had that recount in the first place eh? What?
There are two concerns to this lay person- the Judge that ruled there would be no recount initially – had to then after a civil trial throw out 9 votes and ( to the iffy minded ) at least one more should have been disallowed. 9 votes in a Democratic Primary in a Ward of Lorain where 382 Democrats voted for the three candidates – 2.35 % of the vote disallowed and we are still hanging on waiting to hear the results. And the 2nd concern is how many times previously have votes been counted that shouldn’t have- in the last two elections there have been concerns in Ward Two – Robert Gilchrist comes to mind- you may be losing the voters’ faith in the process ?
MY IFFY METER results
First Energy and the 15,000 dollar Donation
Last month, Mr. Joe Koziura Council at Large and Mr. Frank DiTillio also Council at Large were thanked publically and in emails for their support of a local event by receiving a $15,000 dollar donation from First Energy
We have a $15K presenting sponsor – First Energy. Joe Koziura and Frank DeTillio started working the circuit to round up sponsorships for the festival last week and landed us this. If you see them around town, thank them as well! They will keep knocking on the doors of their network — glad to have them on the team!
No problem there except there is a resolution going before council Tuesday night (the 8th of September) resolving the support of First Energy for their stand before the Public Utilities Commission
“Stated Scott Gerfen, Ohio Consumers Counsel spokesperson:
“1.9 million consumers paid billions of dollars to FirstEnergy for its transition to deregulated power plants, under a 1999 Ohio law. Fifteen years later, FirstEnergy is again asking consumers to pay charges related to the power plants. FirstEnergy’s requests include asking the government (the PUCO) to guarantee profits for what are deregulated power plants whose profits should instead be determined by the electricity market. Needless to say, we are concerned for consumers…”
Now there are pros and con arguments for this Power initiative- and they can be found in the links in this post ( 2nd subject) https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/selling-of-lorain-an-energy-decision-red-flags-flying/
Ironically this resolution passed word for word by our Law Director Pat Riley –
is word for word from the resolution sent by First Energy to Council at Large. ( Mr. Given declined to propose the resolution) and it was hanging around in the offices for months since April 22nd and with no takers!( see handwritten note on the First Energy Page) WHY NOW?????
Usually resolutions are just passed as a support, such as the other one on the agenda re the Salvation Army, BUT this one can effect the citizens and our wallets – I hope those voting will have done their homework as to just what this resolution means – and heaven forbid it isn’t tied to the $15,000 donation –No! surely not that would be a cheap trade off The IFFY meter results
Brewers and A BRIDGE SO FAR!
I would hope the behavior alluded to on line and elsewhere in this latest “entertainment Lorain” in Lorain’s Entertainment District is just a mashing of facts. Judge for yourself:
Early in August ( 7th and 9th) the Bascule Brewing
folk started generating excitement with a new micro Brewery they plan to open in the old Eagles Building – they had a logo,
a place to carve out the brewery and a name Bascule Brewing so what happened because on September 5th a new logo and name change?
Well it seems, according the chat on various facebook posts the “originators” of the Bascule Brewery met up with a hiccup – they had neglected in their excitement to register their LLC . Well who would have thought that people, who proclaim to want to help business in Lorain, would then go and register that very name, along with another on August 20th – just to be on the safe side???? The LLC’s registered by one whom, it can be surmised acts as legal representation for another individual who also apparently plans a micro brewery on Broadway a few buildings up. The LLC and other name was activated August 20th 2015 three weeks after the original Bascule Brewery was announced. If that it the case certainly not Cricket gentleman!!!
For the sake of clarification The Original Brew Masters made this statement
Please be advised, any news or business you hear being conducted under anything other than our newly REGISTERED name, BASCULE BREWERY and PUBLIC HOUSE is NOT affiliated with my partner and VP Fred Lozano or me, Chris Kambouris. We are Bascule Brewery and Public House’s sole proprietors. We have no plans of operating anywhere else but 573 Broadway.
and from their face book post :
Friends, opening a brewery is fraught with troubled waters. In every community already choked by economic hardship, there are those, who it seems, exist solely to demonstrate their former strength, those who would rather use their influence to prevent others from success, than to take noble efforts to promote it. Those who cannot conceive of original concepts but would rather swoop in like vampires to feed off of any fresh pulse they detect. It is these very same forces that jeopardize what is at stake in Lorain. The crooked hands that won’t let go of an obsolete mentality still try and grasp at the opportunities they failed to embrace in their own time. This brewery is more than a name. It’s about you. We hope you will stand by YOUR brewery Lorain.Advertisements
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