Monday, February 27, 2006

Real SLC Leadership Is With The Council

The Salt Lake City Council rode to the rescue on multiple occasions to rescue the City's policies and interests suffering at the hands of Mayor Rocky Anderson's leadership. The Salt Palace expansion, the Davis County land deal, and the Nordstrom/ Main Street deal are all examples of the City Council stepping in to protect city interests that were endangered by Mayor Anderson's bizarre confrontations and nutty intransigence. That the City Council is Salt Lake City's only hope for leadership under Mayor Anderson is illustrated again by comparing the written opinions of Mayor Rocky Anderson and Councilwoman Jill Remington- Love regarding the city's insurance plan. Councilwoman Remington- Love's opinion is thought out, reasoned and respectful. Mayor Anderson's opinion is the same tired old "my way or the highway" and "I can't believe you're so stupid" rhetoric that has plagued SLC for six years and relegated SLC to second class political status.


Anonymous slc resident said...

oh yeah, we were first class political status before him.
SLC is a fish out of water, a growing non-mormon, liberal, democrat population in the reddest of red states.
I don't think you can lay this one entirely at rocky's feet.
The rest of the state hated/hates us anyway.

2/27/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Logan said...

Don't be so sure. There was a lot more done under Corradini than under Rocky. How is that possible when you are fish out of water? This can all be laid at Rocky's feet and it will. He refuses to work with Republicans. Especially Mormon Republicans. Not the other way around.

2/27/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLC is not what I would call liberal. With the exception of the Avenues (which has a conservative leaning councilman mind you), the rest of the city may vote democrat but they are far from actually being liberal.They are "Utah Democrats" not liberals.

2/27/2006 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ogden's more of a fish out of water than SLC. Ogden never has been mo-mo town, and it never will be.

2/27/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

The only conservative neighborhoods left in SLC are Federal Heights, the Upper Aves, Country Club, and above Foothill, and even those are in transition. I think the first poster makes a good point. A representative that is truly representative of SLC, which I'd submit that Rocky is, will never be liked in a State that is so intolerant of non-Mormon lifestyles.

2/28/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would encourage you to get online (or by precinct go to the County CLerk) and check the stats for those areas. You will generally be surprised by their voting habits. I was in charge of a GOTV for Salt Lake County 2 years ago and you would be suprised at where the "democrats" are, the "liberals" and the conservatives who vote democrat.

2/28/2006 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the last few yrs..I've also been surprised at the number of republicans who have moved into the aves..remember Olean Walker represented the aves for years as a republican.

Don't be see surprised so see a a lot of effort on the part of the republican party to get a house or senate in the aves...I think it could be done..and the deomcrats have been lax in the aves, assuming its a safe seat.

There has been a real demogrpahic shirt in the last few yrs in the aves..a number of older people have moved out, making a small fortune on their home. The area is too expensive for most UU faculty to buy in (In fact most new UU faculty are now buying in day break or holiday or davis county - I know I'm a new faculty member and we talk among ourselves as to where homes are reasonable) you have anew moneied class moving into the aves..they tend to be more conservative.

2/28/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the discussion is deflected with a "liberal" v. "conservative". I defy you to name any project, other than orange flags, that have been initiated and completed inthe past six years. Youth programs has no money, no local support and only serves 75 kids a session. The Unity Center is at a stand still and the Leonardo is the biggest sham of them all. All flash and no substance. General obligation bonds to pay for that debacle. Now the police and fire depts. have to ask for monre bonding to secure an incredibly overdue public safety building. What about the infrastructure of the city. We may have all the arts and culture we can handle, but can the police or fire truck find your house, is there water in the hydrants? But wait, here comes the Utah Theatre for us to pay for as well.

2/28/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what you guys, minus shawn, are saying is that if a nicer more agreable mayor was in place, demo or repub, the state power brokers wouldn't be screwing said hypothetical mayors budget and agenda they way they do with Anderson?

like for instance, county mayor Peter Coroon, who's about to get screwed by a pair of mormon republicans from sandy. I guess you're right.

2/28/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, all culture no infrastructure? Do you know anyone is SLC that worried about a lack of water in hydrants, the way say, holladay and murray are?

2/28/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anderson doesn't need any one to screw with his budget, he can do that all on his own. I don't care if he is nice or not. I just want him to worry about the city and what is happening here instead of filling the "vacuum of leadership at the national level" (hsi words not mine) everywhere else. Getting along with other politicians is part of the job description. If you can't do that, you aren't really serving your conmstituents. You don't have to roll over but you do need to compromise in an effort to serve the greater good. Anderson's "I'm right and you all are stupid" style of governing doesn't help anyone in the long run. I plan to be in SLC a lot longer than Anerson will be mayor and I don't want to wear blinders any longer than I have to.

2/28/2006 02:51:00 PM  

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