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Mayor pro-tem Rose Glover and city councilman Max Joyner point fingers during the City Council\u0092s annual two-day planning session at the City Hall Saturday morning. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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Mayor pro-tem Rose Glover and city councilman Max Joyner point fingers during the City Council\u0092s annual two-day planning session at the City Hall Saturday morning. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Council planning hits roadblock

By Wesley Brown

The Daily Reflector

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Searching for consensus, a 30-year veteran with the state Department of Commerce was unable to find common ground Saturday among the City Council on more than $50 million of capital investment projects in Greenville.

After five staff presentations, 10 rounds of facilitated discussion and 45 proposed ideas to move the city forward, the council ended its annual planning session with little to no direction for staff.


The board spent close to seven hours at odds — sometimes arguing bitterly — about the projects they wanted staff to pursue the upcoming fiscal year in a debate some members described as a forum for the city’s polarized politics.

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*the roadblock is called how

*the roadblock is called how to spend other people's money and the fear that some group will get more than you do. *DO NOT GO UP ON TAXES OF ANY KIND. OBAMA'S DOING ENOUGH OF THAT ALREADY.

As long as they do nothing,

As long as they do nothing, we are probably safe.

CONSENSUS DEMENTS US

Surprise ... surprise! Yet another opportunity for the members of our City Council and their individual personal agendas to prove how polarized they can get as a governing body when it's time to make a decision to try and improve the general situation around here. Just "the tip of the spear"? Maybe, but who among the 85,000 plus citizens here gets the shaft? I submit that the most of us do. I can't help but think how fortunate Ron Kimball must have felt as he drove back to Charlotte knowing he was no longer directly involved in the every day politics of "Groanville" city government. Give us a break already... all of you!

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart