Friday, January 6, 2012

The City Manager Will be Gone Soon

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RATON INDEPENDANCE DAY???

City Manager Jeff Condrey came up with this cockamamie idea of fireworks this coming Tuesday and acted on it in a hurry. He in fact said, if you do not like the idea sue me. He did this, he said, to thank fire fighters and to thank those who will on that day sign up to run in the upcoming city election. That will get all of the would be commissioners, and then some, down to city hall early so they can be part of the group being thanked. I might just go down and sign up myself so I can say the event was to thank me.

Read the article here: www.ratonrange.com

The fire chief, Dave Pasquale does not like the idea and neither does commissioner Montoya. According to the Raton Range Segotta thinks it is a good idea and the remainder of the commissioners could not be reached for comment.

This will really get the city going, the Raton Range may have to go back to publishing a daily again to accommodate all of the letters to the editor. The city motels will be filled up with fire fighters from all over the west coming here to watch the show.

I don't know Jeff, but this thinking outside the box thing could backfire and be a bigger show than the fireworks. Might even bring our ancestors out of their genealogy box and start squealing like a bunch of pigs.

Watch the DOLTS go crazy over this one.

The fireworks start now.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the Raton Range:

“The goal is to generate lodgers tax revenue that normally wouldn’t occur in January here,” [Condrey] said.

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So people from out of town will come here in the dead of winter to stand out in the cold and watch fireworks? Yeah, right.

Exactly who will come? Fireman all over the Southwest will leave their posts, towns, and families on short notice to come here and be 'thanked'?

Tourists will come here mid-week? On a school- and work-night? Why couldn't this happen on New Years Eve, before Christmas in lieu of the parade, or at least on a weekend?

Where has this fireworks show been advertised, and how far in advance?

How does Condrey plan to measure the success or failure of the plan?

JaundicedEye said...

The City Manager is the chief executive of the city government in the commission-manager system. He has years of experience and I think we should give him the benefit of the doubt.

The only one who should go is Dave Pasquale. For insubordination. They had their discussions, and a decision was made. That should have been it. Instead, he whines and cries because his boss decided against him.

Dave Pasquale should face some sort of disciplinary action or termination for going to the paper without authorization and discussing matters of government without authorization. He is not an elected official, he needs to shut his mouth after a decision is made, whether he likes it or not.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that the goal here, on the part of most of those who are trying so hard to sit on the throne, is to gain attention. Expect the ABQ media to show up. Not because of the fireworks BEFORE the meeting, but because Starkie plans to unleash a tiger. Which I take to mean that he's gonna try to crush his enemies, in public, at the next meeting. And they all want an audience. I feel both sides likely invited the media, with that goal in mind.

Anonymous said...

Since there was no 4th of July Fireworks in 2011, there was no donation campaign for the next year.

If we shoot off the 2011 display now, where does the money come from for the 2012 Fourth of July?

Anonymous said...

Someone claiming to be JE said:

"He is not an elected official, he needs to shut his mouth after a decision is made, whether he likes it or not."

This can't possibly really be the person who calls themselves JE.

I don't, for a millisecond, buy that idea! Over time, JE has proven that he or she isn't dumb enough to miss the HUGE idea that there's only one elected person on the commission.

Nor do I believe that JE would be so mean-spirited; or so viciously attacking non-players in this fight.

Would the person who said, not very long ago, that all the name-calling needs to stop, have written that? No!

The experts in the fire department should have been listened to - not the other way around. If the idiots who tricked their way into power, on promises (to Chuck Henry, initially) to remain bought, once they were in power, had any clue about what it takes to prevent fires, they'd be in the fire department. And they're not. So, I feel it should work the other way around - the APPOINTED officials in this town should listen to others; especially when those others have FAR more expertise than they ever will!

And, frankly, this same sort of odd thinking about enforcing silence is EXACTLY the same sort of insanity that caused the PRICs to write up their idiotic "you're not allowed to pick on me, or go behind my back" rules. Same idiocy, in both cases.

Conclusion: Starkovich wrote this. I do not buy that JE thinks this way!!!

All this shows, StarkRaving, is that your name is becoming just as toxic in Raton's ears as Chuck Ornery's once did! You're history, bozo... and the sooner you get used to the idea, the better. Your only legacy will be the precedent you set, in the newly revised constitution of NM, when the powers that be realize their error in not having laws against looneys who come to power in sneaky, devious ways; and then start acting like pea brain idiots, or petty dictators, as soon as they feel their power is secure!

Or to put it another way: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

Anonymous said...

find it very interesting that the man who threatened to sue the fire department for using too much water to put the fire out is letting the dregs use the tee-pee as their office. He did let them use part of the el Portal last time but you'd think he'd be smarter now. Apparently not. Now the commission meeting is going to be held in the Shuler to accommodate the press from outside. How embarrassing. But ole mantz and her dreggy group will be in rare form and the whole state will see just what asses she is and they are. They will look bad, not us.

Anonymous said...

Just had some interesting converations and found out that Kathy Harris (boo-hoo GR!), John (papa Dreg)Rerecich, Stephen (coo-coo) Draper and Roger (big rog)Real are some of the persons interested in commission positions. If they run unopposed, they will be elected and we will become Dregton nm.
Please, please sign the recall petition to recall mantz and get some decent, intelligent, civic minded people to run for commission. It is imperative that we don't allow them to get a foothold on the city. Even if Neil is elected any one of the others will give mantz the votes and power she so deeply desires.
DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN!

Anonymous said...

DREGton.......INTERESTING! According to Merriam-Webster DREG, : the last remaining part : vestige —usually used in plural Somehow would fit if this bunch of hooligans get control of this place. The most interesting part would be to see just how shallow the pond gets when these "BIG FISH" and a "BIG DOG" are thrown together. Just remember as sang by Frank Zappa...If you go where the Big Dog goes...Just don't eat that yellow snow!

Anonymous said...

One DREG makes you larger
And one DREG makes you small
And the ones that Louie gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Sandy
When she’s ten feet tall

And if you go chasing commissioners
And you know you're going to fall
Tell them Stella's smoking caterpillar has given you the call
Call Sandy
When she was just small

When Don Flynn's on the chess board
gets up and tell you where to go
And you just had some kind of recall
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Sandy
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
Jeannie Pomeroy is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "Off with her head!"
Remember what Starkovich said

Feed your head
Feed your head

Anonymous said...

Really??? Dr. Seuss, Abby Hoffman AND Jefferson Airplane??

Anonymous said...

"Dregs Or Jesus"

In Raton
For anyone who sticks around
You're either lost or you're found
There's not much in between
In Raton
Everything's still black and white
It's a long, long way from wrong to right
From Sunday morning to Saturday night

Everybody just wants to get high
Sit and watch a perfect world go by
We're all looking for love and meaning in our lives
We follow the roads that lead us
To dregs or Jesus

Anonymous said...

As the chief executive officer of the city, does he truly believe that everything is good with the police department. Officers are leaving left and right - for very definite reasons, more will get out as soon as they can. Definitely needs to be checked out. I can't believe the daily blotter - do the police have blinders on? Crime is happening, just very limited arrests. When was the last drug bust? Drugs are here, and yet there have been no busts in years? What is the police department really doing?

Anonymous said...

The fireworks have been cancelled. See KRTN's facebook page.