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Dunkirk: Councilman’s ill voting record

May 13, 2013

Dunkirk Councilman William J. Rivera is not alone. Others, especially longtime residents, also get ill when they hear about city finances....

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225522

May-14-13 7:19 PM

Last one out of Dunkirk turn off the light.

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hadenough

May-14-13 7:54 AM

Rivera portrays the typical politician. Speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Those running for office especially in Dunkirk getting elected is nothing more than a popularity contest. If the voting was done right each ward would vote for their representative. As it is now each council person is elected at large. Yet only one holds the title. Pretty stupid huh? The water and sewage rates now are ridiculous. But wait. Cott industry products are 99% water. How much linger will Cott continue to pay these outrageous fees?? And when they have had enough bye bye. No one to blame but the council who votes to keep spending on anything coming down the pike.

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rumblefish

May-14-13 7:24 AM

or Chuck392,they get a reward when they leave office for favors and services rendered at taxpayer expense can you spell Manager of the Clarion, maybe that's why it so hard to get back loaned monies for projects that have not or probably won't be done can you say water park.....

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Chuck392

May-14-13 7:08 AM

Good local elected officials are difficult to come by anymore. The ones that should run, won't. That's because they are smart enough to know how much work it really is. Many that are in there now are there because they have a personal agenda. Once they achieve that, they drop out.

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commentor

May-13-13 8:13 PM

You are absolutely right Phil, however, Stephanie stands alone. They will fight her until she gets disgusted and just leaves. Like I said you can only put up with ignorance and stupidity for so long.

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PhilJulian

May-13-13 4:15 PM

I am sure Mr. Rivera is a fine gentleman but like most elected officials he is in way over his head. Road maintenance, trash pickup and music on the pier are issues that can be handled by anyone of average intelligence. Reducing the size and cost of government, now that's a problem that takes a background in financial management along with a big dose of common sense. In Dunkirk the only elected official possessing those qualities is Councilwoman Stephanie kiyak. This city is in deep trouble!

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Greg1965

May-13-13 8:48 AM

The question is then how do we get qualified people to want the job? If no one wants it then we have to take what we get don't we.

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commentor

May-13-13 8:23 AM

Just a typical not qualified person to do the job needed to be done. There are tons of his kind around. They serve in govt, on school boards, on cty govt. This area is overridden with them. More qualified people don't want to do the jobs because they don't want to put up with their ignorance.

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rumblefish

May-13-13 8:23 AM

if the editor of this paper is suggesting that the councilman, talks the talk but does not walk the walk ,then we concur, but remember in the councilman,s own words that if the city is in worst financial shape at the end of the year, then he will revisit his position,isn.t that like shutting the barn door after the cows have left?

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