Saturday, August 15, 2009

Recall Suttle - Perhaps it's Time -- Patrick McPherson

Perhaps it is time to start thinking about a Suttle recall effort.

Today we learned that Mayor Jim Suttle, thinks that he can raise property taxes in Omaha by fiat. Apparently, the established practice of the City Council to review the budget and approve it with whatever changes it feels appropriate isn't important to Suttle.

Suttle has provided nothing but a string of embarrassing , vacillating and controversial decisions one after another in the 66 days he has been in office. It's just possible this most recent arrogant and dictatorial effort (which will surely result in a lawsuit) is the 'straw that will break the camel's back.

So, come December 9, one can fully expect a serious effort to restore rationality and democracy to Omaha. If there is a recall, and one strongly suspects there will be one, Suttle will have no one to blame other than himself.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it appears that City Attorney Paul Kratz is endorsing the mayor's position!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this Subtle Mayor supposed to restore civility back to City Hall??

Instead he has driven everyone except his cronies and Kratz to wanting to get rid of him as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Just got back less than two weeks ago, so I haven't been keeping up well with local politics. From the time I have been home, it seems there is a lot of frustration with Suttle. People who have never done anything other than vote are wanting to know how to circulate petitions. I would just love to see Hal as our Mayor, but after putting everything into the last campaign, I would understand why he wouldn't want to try again.

Anonymous said...

Any recall attempt needs to be VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT plan of action! Starting now!

Anonymous said...

With the Mayor having these new powers we're in for a bunch of trouble with this guy.

Anonymous said...

I hope that some organized group with credibility and can't be linked to political ties by the media makes themelves known. Everyday I hear of more unqualfieds wanting to jump into the act. Some are even talking about starting to raise money. Most of them are always to busy when you ask them to do anything and that was the case with the Fahey recall. It is getting very scary. I think members of the City Council need to be made aware the are not immuned if they haven't been already.

Hugh Junit said...

Where do we start with this? I want to sign up to recall this embarrassment piece of meat with hooks. Down with Suttle.

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