Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sounds Like Seven... and counting

On Tuesday night, an anonymous commenter posted a message responding to last week's mayoral update, saying:

guess you got your wish for a female for Bexley mayor

At the time, I didn't know what he/she was talking about. I'm pretty sure I do know now, but I'm going to wait a couple of days on that. As 'galago' confirms in the comments, Councilwoman Robyn Jones has announced her intention to run.

In the meantime, this is probably a good time to re-acquaint folks with the basic house rules:

1) I don't moderate comments. Yet. I don't want to have to moderate comments. Don't make me.

2) I strongly discourage comments left by the default name of "anonymous." I don't necessarily mind people leaving anonymous comments, but you should make up a name, even if it is just "anonymous1" or "aaa." This allows me (and others) to distinguish your comment(s) from those posted by other anonymous commenters.

3)I respect privacy and confidence. I can be reached at bluebexley AT gmail DOT com if you have information you'd like to pass along privately.

4)This is my blog, and I have opinions and preferences. I am under no obligation to provide balanced or objective coverage of races. Having said that, I am not now working, volunteering, or consulting for any candidate or issue advocacy group. If that changes I will make that abundantly clear.

Bill Harvey received what is likely the first anonymous internet attack in the history of Bexley Mayoral politics here on this blog, along with an anonymous defense. I don't expect it to be the last. I sent Mr. Harvey an email at the time inviting him to clarify or respond if he wished, with no reply. I can certainly understand that, but candidates (and that includes Council and BOE candidates should that become relevant), may consider that an open offer to themselves as well.

In related news, on Tuesday night City Council decided against putting the Police Station funding on the November ballot, opting to use general fund monies to finance the new facility. I was ambivalent on the issue, but it seemed to be one of the few that was actually causing some difference in opinion, and I would have liked to have gotten more of the candidates on the record. Too late now, I'll try harder next time.

1 comment:

Galago said...

The female mayoral candidate?

It's no mystery. It's Robyn Jones. She announced her candidacy at this week's City Council meeting.