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Monday, July 15, 2019

Lenny Curry shows he is pulling the strings in the referendum fight

Earlier in the day Times Union education reporter Emily Bloch tweeted that after a meeting last week Curry was willing to support a referendum being put on the 2020 ballot.

Lenny Curry pushed back

I don't want to call the mayor a liar but at this point he has attempted to deceive the public dozens of times about the referendum, saying the district hasn't answered questions,provided information or included the community and they have done all three.

It's my bet he was embarrassed that Hershey wanted to include the board in any decision making process, you know, do her job, unlike Curry who planned to just tell the council what to do, because that's what Curry does, he pulls the strings of the council. The thing is he has strings too and they are being pulled by his rich donors to the detriment of the city.

Notice he mentions commitments to charters, um the board over and over again, to my chagrin, has spoken of their commitment to charters. Curry's problem is they have also spoken of commitments to be good stewards of the public's money making sure it is spent on public property, something Curry and his donors don't want because it takes money out of their pockets. 

Curry is not fighting for the best interests of the city, he is fighting for the interests of a handful of rich donors and it is shameful.

1 comment:

  1. It becomes clearer by the day that the mayor & city council should have zero role in this process other than putting the sales tax ballot yesterday. The mayor does not plan and has never planned on supporting this effort UNLESS his donors get a disproportionate amount of $$ for charters. 2019 was a never realistic possibility and 2020 is only in the cards if Greene & co. play ball with Lenny. If I'm the school board I tell him to shove it. I run up the mayor's low approval ratings because you know he will do the same thing to Greene because he's already talked about issues in Manatee county. Two sides can play that game. Don't act like 2020 is a slam dunk because it's the furthest thing from it. Appeasement is not a winning strategy for our kids. Churchill knew & we should all take note.