The weekend is here and the weather looks like it is going to be dry. So before we set out to finish some things we have started, here is a recap of a few local things.
By now we’ve all heard from our Mayor on how he feels he deserves a hefty raise. We still believe it a dumb idea and if the raises passes before we vote, we will write in someone else’s name under Mayor.
A poster commented on speaking at a City Council meeting. We have done it twice in our life and won’t waste our breath again. The Council claims they want the input, but when you start talking they make out their grocery list, make faces, or try to look intimidating. We believe they should grow up.
Thursday, we had the 5th Ward candidate debate at United Neighbors. We couldn’t make it but heard that 3 candidates showed up to debate. Sheila Burrage, Jane Duax, and Jordan Schneider are the candidates who showed up. Rodney Abbott and Kevin Spriet didn’t show. Mr. Abbott did call to say he couldn’t make it.
Schneider is the newcomer, being here about four and half years, while Burrage and Duax are longtime citizens of our city. Since they are all running for office, all claimed they are against raises for the City Council and Mayor.
Asked what the most important issue in Davenport is; Burrage thought business expansion, Duax thought quality of life, and Schneider though it was fiscal circumstances.
We agree with a friend who was there. He emailed us stating that after the primary, Burrage and Schneider will be left. Unless things change dramatically, we like Jordan Schneider for the job.
This is our opinion and not based on polls are any known facts. Once again we will ask that you vote for the person you feel is most qualified for the job.
Comments are always welcome.