When this column did not appear in the Reader on the week I was scheduled to have one published I told the Reader not to put it in any subsequent Readers because Roger would have no opportunity to rebut it before the Primary.
Name is Reinert . . .Thank you”
Next to cluelessness, arrogance
is about the last thing
As the president of the City
Council no one has a better view of
What are you and the city council doing? I watched the news about your pulling an agenda item to vote on the Red Plan. We want the City Council to vote on this. Quit using parlimentary slight of hand movements and start representing us and stop the Red Plan.”
Although Roger gets good marks for his calm, reasonable, public demeanor at Council meetings his email revealed a nose-out-of-joint:
“First, my name is Reinert and not “Reinhart.” Thank you.
Second, there was no “parliamentary slight of hand.” Councilor Fedora has the right to move to remove something from the Council Agenda. That is what our agenda sesison is for. My job is to conduct the meeting and honor the rights of every Councilor. Which I did. The motion needed a 2/3 vote to pass which it received.”
For a fellow so sensitive about spelling Roger sure cranked out a poorly spelled reply to Progressive Action when it asked him about the Red Plan. As a ten-year Spelling Bee emcee I feel a particular obligation to highlight this shortcoming.
support better and more aduquate funding of education for ISD
709 and across
I am not a fan of the Red Plan. It emiminates all the schools in the central part of town where I live. However, I do believe the school district needed to adopt some plan, and should have done so a decade ago. Local elected officials these days are having to go it alone and make very tough decisions. I respect the authority and responsibilities of all local elected officials, including School Board Members, and am not interested as a Legislator in micromanaging their authorized duties.
However, I would sponsor legislation requiring signioficant
bonding comittments outside of
normal operations by any local government to go to a non-binding referndum.
We did this with the
Of course, the non binding referendum Roger advocates still strips our voting rights away and will permit the School Board’s plunder of our tax base for a dubious plan. Its noteworthy that every other candidate for Mike Jaros’s house seat, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents, would go further than Roger to defang the School Board. Roger’s most serious opponent in the DFL primary (and the only DFLer willing to talk to Let Duluth Vote) answered Progressive Action's question this way:
“I oppose the ‘Red Plan,’ primarily because
the citizenry of
If Roger Reinert is unwilling to stick up for his part of the City while the School Board imiminates its schools I’m not sure I’d trust him to represent my interests in St. Paul. Heck, Roger doesn’t even care if we lose our votes. If I lived on the west side of 21st Ave E. I’d vote for Marsh Stenerson but I don't and I can’t. I hope someone else will do it for me.
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