1. Progressive - just stop the back peddling and poor sportsmanship - This election will come down to trust and long term plans - the amount of signs does not win an election - I think that PAP forgot those of us who have been in this town for quite some time and still vote. Back in my day fiscal responsibility, a plan (that you could expound upon) and trust were what was looked for in a civic leader. These are the things that Abbott was able to give at all of the debates/forums that I attended. Sciakitano was not able to bring anything to the table close to what Abbott did, a PLAN - It is by the principles stated above I will vote, and I know many see it as I do -
    March 31, 2013 12:40 pm on Trotter backing Abbott for Lansing village president
  2. Oh hkylvr917 if you are going to be a good soldier for the Progressive Party you can't accentuate in all caps like you do when you are commenting as watchingclosely. The CAPS thing is a dead giveaway. And no I am not on either sides payroll - I've been around for a long, long time, and call them as I see them.
    March 26, 2013 7:53 pm on Trotter backing Abbott for Lansing village president
  3. Smells like fear in the campaign. Running out of talking points. Its OK to have someone from out of town line your pockets for your campaign but its not OK to have a Senator who knows the area and its problems back a candidate? Seems more like jealousy. Maybe they thought they might have gotten that endorsement. Does it seem like the Progressive train may be about to run off of the rails? Maybe a little infighting?
    March 25, 2013 9:58 pm on Trotter backing Abbott for Lansing village president
  4. Half Empty - I wouldn't call it "throwing away money" actually during the several meetings that I have attended, I found out that the money for these improvements comes from a TIF (see below; for your information)

    The eligible uses for TIF funds are provided in Illinois’ Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 through 11-74.4-11): the TIF Act.
    The Illinois TIF Act generally authorizes that TIF funds may be used for:

    The administration of a TIF redevelopment project.
    Property acquisition.
    Rehabilitation or renovation of existing public or private buildings....just to name a few.

    Its funny how on 3/21 you were wailing about the demolition of Sams, and I quote you from that post

    "Lansing is losing even more as all the stores in the old Sams site were once employment opportunities will now be demolished losing all hope that more jobs can be created by businesses moving into them."

    This is quite a change in several days. You were against demo and now you are for it. Not very "progressive" or maybe it is - time to check in with central and get the next set of marching orders.

    March 25, 2013 9:45 pm on National music college to open campus in downtown Lansing
  5. Well it would stand to reason that even a couple of dozen students would impact the local economy more than them not being here at all. Add to it parents that may drop in every once in awhile to visit the kids. Don't forget the faculty either. You shouldn't dismiss all the downtown Lansing businesses (Subway, Lansing Bakery, Optimum Fitness, El Rancho Grande, Kilroys) that are probably thrilled at the prospect of what even a small college age population could do for their business. I thought that being "Progressive" this would have been an idea you would have approved of. Remember, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (It's better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing) Just my opinion.
    March 25, 2013 4:12 pm on National music college to open campus in downtown Lansing
  6. Toe the line half empty toe the line. If you keep saying it over and over its gotta be true.
    March 24, 2013 10:11 pm on National music college to open campus in downtown Lansing
  7. Interesting to see how you have switched gears with this post. For the first couple of months it has been where is the business? Now that there is business is coming in, its time to be critical because these may be poor college students? Doesn't seem to "progressive" I would think that any business that comes into the town, especially a PRIVATE music college (if you dont know private schools typically charge higher tuition rates) will be a boon to the local economy. But I understand your grasping at straws and you're just about out of straws!
    March 24, 2013 10:10 pm on National music college to open campus in downtown Lansing
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