Just curious now that the smoking ban has been in effect for a few weeks how everyone is feeling on it? Likes and dislikes? Let us know what your thoughts are!
The Toledo Board of Education unanimously agreed last night to elect Deborah Barnett as president, replacing Darlene Fisher, who held the office during 2006.
But that's where their agreement ended.
Though the five board members signed a pledge of unity near the start of the meeting to work together, they began the new year much the same way they operated last year: with rancor and disagreement.
They are two young and energetic Democrats who campaigned on a message of change.
One, Ben Konop, was a candidate for Lucas County commissioner. The other, Joe McNamara, was a candidate for Toledo City Council. Both were elected in November.
Read the Blade article:
The TPS Board recently voted to increase spending allowance for the service fund.
In the Toledo Blade today we find:
Ms. Fisher again cast the lone dissenting vote. She said $15,000 for a school year should be sufficient and each board member should be limited to $3,000.
Instead, she said, more than $7,000 has been spent on Mr. Sykes' travel since he was elected while she has spent none.
Joe Kidd refused to be a Noe political patsy
Joe Kidd, former executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections and exposer of perhaps the most recent and compelling reason for public funding of elections, sat in my dining room last month. He agreed to talk with my wife, City Paper Publisher, Collette Jacobs, Managing Editor Jason Webber and myself to answer our questions regarding his involvement in the imbroglio at the center of the Republican Party