Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Why I Won't be voting for Jack Evans on Sept 9th"!!

Reason #1

The infamous "le slum historique"...

Many excellent bloggers over the years (like this one - go to Aug 22/23, 2006 posts after the link and this one) have reported on Michael Sendar's property at 9th and Q NW for years...

And there's actual testimony from JUNE 2005 (!) from Mr. Sendar himself (start on page 30 after the link)...

I'm not going to rehash all of this history...feel free to google and you'll be able to find plenty...

My concern is its now August 2008 and guess what???

Nothing has happened
!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!

Sure, there's been talking...and more talking...and maybe even a tax increase?
Although I never heard whether that actually went into effect or was avoided by slapping up another "For Sale" sign on this dump ...
But even if Mr. Sendar IS finally paying more in property taxes, the end result is clear -
this eyesore still sits on this corner today.

What ACTION has our councilman taken in doing something about this derelict property after all these years? And what RESULTS have been achieved after years of vacancy?


Which is my biggest issue with Jack...
le slum isn't THE problem in Shaw...it's a symptom of a much bigger problem -
A Lack of Representation...

There is so little communication,
so few status reports on what ACTION (not talk) he's taking to solve issues,
and such a pitiful amount of progress being made in this community...

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior...

If you're happy with the status quo in Ward 2 then vote for Jack on Sept 9th...

Want a change after 17 years?

VOTE FOR Cary Silverman on SEPTEMBER 9th!!


Another reason why I won't "Back Jack" next Tuesday...

1 comment:

si said...

Jack Evans answer to this little problem is to gift Mr. Sendar with commercial zoning, after many years of not paying a dime in vacant property tax...I believe there is now an application pending for a zoning variance for "unspecified" retail. Its pretty outrageous.