Sent: Tue, January 12, 2010 8:54:56 AM
Subject: Beverly Up in smoke?
Dear Edgewater Park Reporter,
I was reading my morning paper and noticed inside an article about medical marijuana bill, a story about the Assembly passing a change to Beverly's Charter. Perhaps it was an oversight or perhaps the reporter knows our former local medicinal provider.
The passing of the two bills could be renamed the "Lou Crespo Special" being the medical marijuana bill AND the radical changes to Beverly were approved. I have to wonder if the Assembly members took a smoke break and were in such a haze that the Beverly issue didn't even matter.
Mayor Cook wants to reduce elections in Beverly. Hello? it's called accountability. So if Beverly is going down the drain we have to wait four or five years before we can voice our opinions at the polls. We all have seen that public comments don't sway the members, they do as they please. But what if they Really got out of hand? Oh well, wait until 2015....
Also the article states transitional terms may be "one, four, and five years"? Really, why doesn't Crespo just ask for 10 to 20? I am sure he is used to hearing those terms.
I think I'll go have a democrat brownie now and forget all the troubles of the world...
Another overburdened Beverly Taxpayer