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- Feb 02
Enough of the constant political posts....how about the irony of the Patriots playing in Super Bowl "LI"? That is just too funny! #GoBirds
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- Mar 13
Leadership isn't about making the easy decisions, but rather how your team handles the tough choices. Politicians take people where they want to go. Leaders take people where they need to go. Without question, there is nothing easy about the road ahead with the fiscal challenges looming for our city. The voters spoke loud and clear this past election when the 1/2 cent sales tax initiative was defeated. The mandate told the city leadership to make due with what we have. So immediately we put into action the plans that were going to be needed to sustain our operations - without that much needed additional tax revenue - and this is step one. What it comes down to is that there is only so much money available and we aren't going to get emotional about the challenges we face. We are going to live within a budget; and I can assure you that more unpopular decisions will be made in the coming months. It's just math. You may not like the decisions that will be made, and in the end you may not even like me personally - but I guess that is what I signed up for. But know this... I will be honest, transparent, and do what I feel is best with regards to how it affects the 50,000+ people that call Grand Island home. This isn't about the unions, the employees, or me. This is about Grand Island - the town I grew up in. And in the end, even if you don't like me, perhaps you will at least respect and trust the leadership team at City Hall? I guess we will find out. #GIpride
- Mar 08
Today I issued a formal statement to the USPS about the proposed move of our downtown post office to Old Potash Highway. I have "Shared" the content of this below as posted by Austin Koeller from the Grand Island Independent, as well as through a formal press release to all local media outlets.
- Mar 01
Attention residents --- please share Tomorrow (Feb 28th) at 4:00 pm, there will be a public meeting - hosted by representatives from the US Postal Service - at the Grand Island City Library regarding a possible move of the downtown post office to their facility on Old Potash Hwy - just west of Hornady Manufacturing. I think this is a terrible idea, and I hope that I am not alone. Anyone who travels through the Hwy 281 and Old Potash intersection knows that it is already the most dangerous intersection in town. The last thing we need to do is add more traffic to this highly congested area. In addition, there are MANY folks that walk daily to the post office, and this would not be possible should the federal government elect to relocate the post office. Pedestrian foot traffic is not safe through this entire corridor. You are all cordially invited to come tomorrow to discuss this topic with the federal officials. I would ask that you do so in a professional manner, and represent our community well. Our City Administrator Marlan Ferguson will attend, and I will join everyone as soon as possible - as I have another meeting to attend at 4:00 pm. Thank you.