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Sawicki among 25 newly elected mayors to gather at Harvard

November 30, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — More than two dozen newly-elected American mayors, inclusing Marni Sawicki of Cape Coral, are gathering at Harvard University next week for a three-day leadership conferenc....

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Lolita

Dec-04-13 6:55 PM

Bulb:

Too busy reading the compensation laws, etc right now. Very interesting. Cut the articles out for me for future reading. Thanks.

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lightswitch

Dec-03-13 11:05 PM

The seminar is being co hosted by a non partisan group. 1398 cities over 30,000 residents are eligible to attend. I guess only 25 cities could afford to go? Nice write up in the Boston Herald Lolita. Why don't you try to read it?

They are attempting to have these cities work closer with the federal government and I am all for that. Let's see if the city governance thinks there are "too many strings attached".

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grumpy19

Dec-03-13 5:58 PM

linda53: What kind of a mayor Sawicki will be, remains to be seen. Your comment her being our new woman mayor says a lot as to part of the reason you and many others voted for her. I don't care what gender our mayor is, as long as the job is done correctly according to our laws and City Charter. As for her going to Harvard for a mayors conference. Hopefully she won't come back with her head full of the leftist liberal ways. Harvard is, after all, the seat of liberalism.

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linda53

Dec-03-13 1:49 PM

Mayor Sawicki will prove to be a much better mayor than Sully ever dreamed of being. His sleeping on the dais was getting to be habitual and was one of the leading causes of his not being re-elected. I will continue to encourage our new woman mayor because of her positive influence has already made a difference for the city we live in. Get over your loss Lightbulb and JJ. its Over..btw, I hear lovejoy needs a few bros to help him out of his crisis with the IRS.. goodluck with that feat

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nonevernono

Dec-02-13 8:13 PM

The unaffordable care act/o'bummer care is not going to last it was put together by incompetent progressive socialists, promoted with nothing but lies by o'bummer himself. Three years of lies from a habitual liar, and just like any habitual liar he blames the republicans. It's always somebody else's fault that is how liars operate 1SANDY. even the cool-aid drinkers in the socialist republic of cape coral will not last for ever, people are waking up they no longer believe the liars in DC or here.

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Lolita

Dec-02-13 7:15 PM

And the Bulb keeps getting dimmer and dimmer. Now he/she questions Harvard. He/she will call them ..please don't tell them you live here. But...then again, do it and then they will know why our Mayor is attending..to learn about some of those who live here and hate it. Whatever information she brings back, whatever she learns, will be 100% better than the body that sat in that chair saying NO all of time. Said nothing, did nothing, never learned anything.

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lightswitch

Dec-02-13 5:51 PM

Now I only need to follow up with Harvard University to make sure the information is correct. Okay?

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lightswitch

Dec-02-13 5:49 PM

The trip to Harvard per the Mayor is paid for by Harvard as she fielded the rather obvious question. I am glad I made it a point to be brought up!

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KirstenThompson

Dec-02-13 4:57 PM

Blah, blah, blah blah, blah blah blah. I'm sure these negative people are such a joy to be around in real life. I do love socializing with people who never see the positive in anything and always complain about what they find wrong. Not. I bet they find a lot of people excusing themselves rather quickly and they have never figured out why.

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lightswitch

Dec-02-13 1:24 PM

We belong to as a city the Florida League of Cities. That costs dues and expenses as well.

The city has incoming revenues that are questionable to begin with, so they can't burn this cash quick enough?

Pay down your debt and use the $36 million of debt service (interest) on bonds you keep issuing.

Beyond Mayor Sarwicki receiving a certificate of participation from Harvard U. to put on her Love Wall. We resident garner zero minus for the effort.

Maybe she can further her career at one of the other ghetto cities like Brockton, Ma. who is attending.

Best part is this jerks run for office saying they know how to address and fix problems and they do not have a clue.

We probably should have advertised for a mayor from Cambridge who graduated from Harvard!

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Lolita

Dec-02-13 12:55 PM

None,etc. The "trip" is fully paid for by those who are giving it. I understand, travel, lodging, meals, all paid for So..... taxpayers not paying for the trip....What Cape Coral gains is exposure to many other cities and governments. Think that's what most of us have been seeking, real exposure, not the nonsense that goes on here.

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grumpy19

Dec-02-13 12:33 PM

1sandy: I have never been a so called RAG. I truly hope we will not sit and watch this new council raise taxes and spend, spend, spend, as they have already done. You make reference to Republicans wanting to stop Obamacare. You call it he Affordable Healthcare Act. Have you checked on what health insurance is going to cost others here in Lee County? I have, and it is certainly not affordable. Lee County health insurance under Obamacare is the most expensive in the state besides Monroe County.

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1sandy

Dec-02-13 12:04 PM

Ah, the vile commentary from the RAGs. Just like the Republicans in Washington all hoping for the failure of our AHC. Here we have a positive headline and the dispicable RAGs are trying to minimize and downplay our new Mayor's good fortune. Well, we may have to read about their contempt in the blogs, but we won't have to look at them on the Council. BWAHAHAHA!

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grumpy19

Dec-02-13 11:49 AM

Ray, you are correct. I just watched the video. My bad LOL

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Raydunavant

Dec-02-13 11:40 AM

As I recall the voice vote was for the minutes, and it was unanimous.

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nonevernono

Dec-02-13 11:08 AM

Oh really. not even on the job a month and already going on a trip paid for by the taxpayers. That's what you get for voting socialist-progresive. Well it's not her money she's blowing.

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grumpy19

Dec-02-13 10:31 AM

I would rather the voting stand as prescribed in the city charter. It is good for everyone to know how an individual council person voted.

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Lolita

Dec-02-13 9:23 AM

Is it true, home rule takes precedent sometimes. That may be a possibility. If not, then a correction to procedure is in order.

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grumpy19

Dec-02-13 8:57 AM

Raydunavant: Section 4.16 of the municipal city charter requires a roll call vote with the exception of procedural issues.

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Raydunavant

Dec-02-13 7:06 AM

grump...I do not believe having a role call is required by Robert's Rules. Voice votes are common practice. Just because prior counsels used roll calls does not make them mandatory.

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Lolita

Dec-01-13 8:01 PM

OK Grumpy. The qualification is that she is the newly elected Mayor of Cape Coral. So...she qualifies. Of course, let's really watch her...make sure she does her job...not like four years of what we just went through. Have a wonderful evening in paradise.

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grumpy19

Dec-01-13 6:49 PM

Lolita: As I said, What qualifications? There is nothing in the article that even comes close to mentioning anyone's qualifications. As for running a meeting properly. Her first full meeting, she stepped all over the city clerk by not having her call the role on the first vote. She asked "all in favor?" That is not proper procedure when taking a vote from council on an issue before them. Anyone that has attended or followed council meetings knows this.

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Lolita

Dec-01-13 3:32 PM

Grumpy. Sorry you cannot ascertain the information as it is printed re: credentials of our new Mayor. Mayor Sawicki has already shown she can run the meeting, far better than the four past years of painful meetings. Previously we were treated to "donny brooks" long winded "explanations" of positions and downright nasty commentaries. Just my opinion and many others.

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grumpy19

Dec-01-13 1:10 PM

@Lolita: This invite to this conference has nothing to do with her credentials, although I'm still trying to figure out what her creds were. She actually should stay here and learn how to run Council meetings and what her limited powers are and also how this city actually runs.

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Lolita

Dec-01-13 12:41 PM

Really, Sully didn't go because "he knew how to lead" and didn't have to attend. He didn't go because they weren't teaching how to win an election after you lose. Really funny stuff. He stayed away from most areas that did not give him ammunition for the future, such as how to sue for nothing and make it work.

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