Archive: May, 2013


Will sparks fly again?

City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. Civic Center  Tax revenues down sharply Council received the first sales tax report of the current fiscal year (2014), and it was not good. Revenues from the state’s 1% sales tax were down 5.37% from one year ago. Revenues from the City’s 2% Home Rule tax were […]

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New Council members to be sworn in

City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. Civic Center Tuesday’s City Council meeting will actually be two meetings: The old Council will open the meeting and vote on the Consent Agenda. The new Council will then begin with newly elected Council members Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger, and Jessica Bradshaw being sworn in. This body […]

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Why I Stood Up to Mayor Fritzler

Column published in Carbondale Times 8 April, 2013 This column lays out the exact nature of the “backroom deal”with the Fishers (Henry and daughter Lindsey) that spurred the fight over allowing auto repair shops to be established in our residential neighborhoods. It was written just before the April 9 City Council meeting. At the previous […]

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