City doing bang-up job

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Wow. The five charter officers are doing a bang-up job for the city of Sandusky, according to the personnel evaluation forms recently completed by city commissioners. It's as if there was no housing scandal, no police department issues, no firefighters threatening to shoot the fire chief.

Everything is hunky dory in the city.

We asked commission president Dennis Murray Jr. whether the Nuessegate integrity probe launched by city manager Matt Kline and law director Don Icsman was covered in their reviews. "I'm sure the issues were on everybody's minds," our would-be state rep said.

On everyone's minds, Mr. Murray, but not one word mentioned in the performance evaluations. Thanks for sharing.

Commissioner Craig Stahl, who prides himself on a being fiscally responsible elected official, said he didn't think it was appropriate to include all the bad stuff because "those are still ongoing."

You got that right, Craig. The city already spent more than $50,000 on the Nuessegate debacle, and the current appeal process is likely going to cost another $100,000, with hired-gun attorneys from Cuyahoga County and retired Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Cirigliano getting the lion's share of that big take. And that's just the beginning.

You're doing a great job, too, Craig.

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Anonymous

Re. Please Reconsider

Did you try turning around and going down W. Monroe St? If

Anonymous

I sat at Monday nights commission meeting and wanted to take my Stahl vote back. Please think before talking with your bosses!

Anonymous

I was headed to the Humane Society. I guess I could have gone all of the way around. I chose to turn around, go run some other errands and return later. Not so easy in an emergency. Thanks for your sugestion without nasty overtones though.

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re oh come on people wrote on Sep 9, 2008 12:02 AM:
" i have to say why do u say this about this guy i know for a fact he never lived in huron county maybe ur just jealous of how he is now why cannot u use your name here ashamed?
what are you jealous that he is sucessful that he travels the world every year? "

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re nick wrote on Sep 9, 2008 12:00 AM:
" are you now saying that a 17 year old is liscensed with the state of ohio to run an ambulette service does tom have a liscense to run that kind of service an ambulete service is regulated by the state of ohio and you never drove the vechile nick according to the police report of you running over that lady in port clinton that was you but yet you were dispatching what did u transport her in your office or she fall off your phone?

yes tom has done alot in 10 years he had bleed the doc dry thats truth he even has a nice lot so classy!!!!!!
nick dont ambulette drivers have to have specialtraining through the state of ohio last time i checked you had to be 18 but i guess tom cant get people older than 18 to drive cause hes scr@wed them so now he has to let a 17 year old run things what tom not smart enough to run the buisness?
nick i guess when toms cruzz limo service and execuitive transport gets audited by ithe IRS i guess we will see if he is really legal "

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oh come on people wrote on Sep 8, 2008 9:29 PM:
" everybody knows jason likes to hit women just go and ask his ex wife annete when they lived over in bellvue, how many times he beat the crap out of her, its still probably on record over there and in huron county courts. it aint Sh*T -ITS THE TRUTH. "

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nick wrote on Sep 8, 2008 1:05 PM:
" ok to answer alot of your questions: 1.) the company i ran was not a taxi or limo company, it was an ambulette service NOT FOR HIRE! 2.) "the doc" had nothing to do with ownership 3.) i didnt drive the vehicle i made sure they were clean and well maintained. i made sure the drivers were happy, and i dispatch runs and answer the telephone. so for you ignorant people make sure you get the facts straight before you make sure self look stupid on a forum like this. half you people are just jelous of what tom has done in the ten years hes been in the business so go $uck on your thumbs in some other city. "

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re wool over eyes wrote on Sep 8, 2008 8:37 AM:
" yes i went down but there is nothing ther whast u talking about maybe u should put your name on here and see who u r? "

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re taxi driver wrote on Sep 8, 2008 8:35 AM:
" also he is the only cab limo company that will give you an occassional free ride for riding all the time> how can u beat that? "

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re taxi driver wrote on Sep 8, 2008 8:34 AM:
" you must be thinking of that mr taxi it seems he is the one luring forien girls to his place like that russian girl irena? as far as the weed you must mean that guy named ANDY that has been kicked out of many hotels and their property because of this so it doesnt matter if you talk s@@t about jason hes a good friend of mine and yes i also heard mr taxi was running illegal all weekend !!!!!!!!!!!! "

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local taxi rider wrote on Sep 8, 2008 12:58 AM:
" well first off i really would not want to recommend anyone in this city to be a taxi service to use. but i do have to use taxi's on occassion and i use mr taxi. At least i get good service and can count on a decent, safe ride with a reasonable rate. i have used the others and they are horrible. i could contine on forever but no need to. i will comment on the top 2 businesses tho. i rode with jason one day and yes he did sexually harass a couple foreign girls in the cab saying that could get a lower rate for favors if you know what i mean. they were upset. but when you give rides for $2 a person sometimes less if the girl looks good how can you beat the fair. and worse of is Tom cruz limo service. Yes a 17 year old running the company is unheard of. and i am sure no taxes are being payed for him or half his drivers. and i heard this 17 year old kid hit a lady while driving for his business. how can you drive at 17 for a business. and what is the doctor thinking if he is part owner as some say. And yes i rented a limo from him about 2 years ago for my wedding. first we did not get the vehicle we wanted cause it was broke down. so we got a second rate wagon. the a/c was broken, radio did not work, car was dirty. only thing nice was the driver. we did tip him good cause it was not his fault. only good thing left with that business are the drivers. and tom never gave one dollar off the price. thats ok cause he tells so many people about what god does for him, well god will get him in the end for all the people he screws over on a daily basis. and the driver of a cab told me recently that tom owes to much money to get the doctor off his loan. and he did him wrong. dont know if its true or not, but if so thats between him and the doctor. "

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wool over eyes wrote on Sep 8, 2008 12:27 AM:
" Jason Brake is a potetial hazzard waiting to happen, dont belive me? just go down to the records window at sandusky pd and ask for all the police reports on him over the last 3 years, I did and all i can say is WOW!I guess his mom never taught him not to hit girls. "

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taxi driver wrote on Sep 8, 2008 12:07 AM:
" my comment in no way says anything, good or bad, about toms cruzz limo i just happened to know the leagalitys about this matter. "

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....... wrote on Sep 7, 2008 11:54 PM:
" yea toms cruise is so awesome, in 2002 he was suppose to pick me up at the airport after i got home from a cruise where i traveled 12 hours (started out at 8am) and and never showed up. called and left several messages and never even got back to me, 3 hours after i landed, i finaly got picked up by someeone i got in touch with and got home at 11 pm, ran into him at my job and couldnt say nothing then being at work, but he acted like nothing happen, i would never recommend his business. "

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taxi driver wrote on Sep 7, 2008 11:45 PM:
" i am a taxi driver and know for a fact that you HAVE to be at LEAST 23 to be insured as a driver, how is it that toms cruzz has a 17 year old running anything? also jason brake has been using his cab to lure young girls from over seas back to his house to smoke weed and drink and when he doesnt get what he wants he get mad and drops them off and calls the police on them for not paying for there ride. he is a freak and should under no cicumstance be allowed to drive anybody anywhere any time! he has been stalking cedar point girls and gets pi**ed off when the city exposes his actions by tighting up city restrictions on cabs. the more restrictions the harder it is to get away with these acts. he doesnt just give othere cabbies a bad reputation, he gives people in general a bad reputation this is my opinion "

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hey tom cruzz wrote on Sep 7, 2008 11:23 PM:
" question why cannot you hire adults why do you have to resorting to hieing 17 year old kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybe we should check with the IRS city and state IRS to see if you are legally paying these minors to drive commercial vechiles "

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hey nick wrote on Sep 7, 2008 11:20 PM:
" why would a limo company that is co owned by dr parzinski let a 17 year old run the buisness?????? "

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hey nick wrote on Sep 7, 2008 11:08 PM:
" please answer me this. are you (the business) considered a livery service or a for hire taxi company? No one seems to want to answer this very pertinent question. "

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re oh wrote on Sep 7, 2008 8:07 PM:
" what does cnn have to do with the local news? "

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Re OH and Nobama. and People wrote on Sep 7, 2008 8:06 PM:
" what article are you commenting on??? Neither one of you make any sense?? this post is about the city taxis?? why would you be bringing in Obama and whos wife got disfigured?

FYI: you may want to check what article you are posting on in the future. "

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NOBAMA wrote on Sep 7, 2008 6:16 PM:
" " people wrote on Sep 7, 2008 7:44 AM:

" do you really want a president that had a swim suit model for a wife? but when his wife got disfigured in a car accident he left her! not the kind of president i want. "

No, I prefer a President who has spent more than 20 yrs respecting a bigot who hates whites. Oh, and has a wife who hates whites, too. Yep. That's my dream President right there. " "

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oh wrote on Sep 7, 2008 5:57 PM:
" i supose you know more then cnn "

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re people wrote on Sep 7, 2008 2:59 PM:
" his first wife(anette) was not a swimsuit model-- she was very fat and dumpy. "

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people wrote on Sep 7, 2008 7:44 AM:
" do you really want a president that had a swim suit model for a wife? but when his wife got disfigured in a car accident he left her! not the kind of president i want. "

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re nick wrote on Sep 7, 2008 12:45 AM:
" i heard that u ran a lady over from your med runs because you were smoking dope i also heard that toms cruzz limo service has problems hiring drivers thats why he has to have his daughter boyfriend drive for him!!!!!!!!!!!!
i guess your just like that looses tom cruzz i mean look at his nice limo lot he has!!!!!!!!!1 "

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re Nick wrote on Sep 6, 2008 7:09 PM:
" Wrong on two counts: 1) brakes not grown and 2) he's not a man, any guy that would beat his wife is a low life. barefoot and pregnant is what he always said. "

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Nick wrote on Sep 6, 2008 3:30 PM:
" it's hilarious to me how grown men like jason brake are SO immature that they have to cry about everything. he is a wife beater but when it comes to beating him hes got to get a restrainging order, sounds like a whinney baby to me? Im the 17year old who runs tom's company and jason is just made because the insurance comany was fed up with him so they pulled the carpet out from under him and handed it to tom. All of our drivers are respectable people who do have to have background checks to drive for us. Its required by the company we run for. So keep stirring up trouble, the Lord is watching your every move and justice will be done. "

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Re Jason wrote on Sep 6, 2008 7:59 AM:
" Jason got spanked because he is wrong. It had nothing to do with Don Iscman. Jason always tries to misdirect the light. The light is on you jason, and you got spanked! "

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re jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 11:22 PM:
" maybe if you ignorant people dont know about the ordinance you should read it ask to get a copy "

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re jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 11:21 PM:
" i was told the reason why he was not granted his restraning order is because law director don iscman stated to a federal judge that when he was asked he told the judge that HE (ISCMAN) DIDINT KNOW WHAT KIND OF VECHILES SANDUSKY TRANSIT OPERATES!!!!!! IMAGINE THAT HE DOESNT EVEN KNOW IF THEY HAVE CARS BUSSES OR VANS "

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re cruzz wrote on Sep 5, 2008 11:16 PM:
" maybe you idiots dont understand its not a taxi ordinance its a public vechile for hire to include limos taxi's or any other vechile for hire on city streets "

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Re Jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 6:15 PM:
" Jason, did you get spanked in federal court? If you are so right, why did you get smoked by the federal judge. At least the morning journal covered the hearing. Once again the SR does not cover anything that shows the city did it right! "

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to re jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 5:08 PM:
" I do see blue stickers on taxis.

However limos are livery service vehicles. Are they included in the taxi ordinance. If so then the family car in a funeral possession needs to be registered too. "

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Confused wrote on Sep 5, 2008 4:16 PM:
" What the heck is with the attack on the Cruz limo place? I thought this was supposed to be about illegal taxis? Big difference between a taxi and a limo, people. "

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re jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 2:49 PM:
" yes he may be the only one with issues with this ordinance but why is it so hard for others to comply next time you see a limo or taxi see if the have a blue sticker on their car if they do they are legal if the dont ask them why thay are illegal............
also i bet back in the days mr . king MLK jr was the only one who had a problem being black too!!!!!!!!!! or the woman that wanted to fight for EQUAL RIGHTS to i bet she was the only one who had a problem with not being treated fairly huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO HAVE A PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE STANDING UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS HUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 "

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Help Me wrote on Sep 5, 2008 11:46 AM:
" Let's have a show of force at Monday's Commission meeting. I'll have the petition flyers. "

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jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 9:53 AM:
" If you can't play by the rules, don't play at all. You are the only person having an issue with this ordinanace. everyone did what they needed to do. "

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hey commissioners wrote on Sep 5, 2008 9:40 AM:
" why cannot we have mandatory DRUG TESTING on these limo and taxi cab drivers we do background checks on them i tell you what i would rather hire a reabiliated criminal than someone who just got done getting high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey MR CRUZZ DO YOU THINK YOUR DRIVERS CAN PASS THE TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE SAY THEY CAN CAN YOUR SON? well he probally can now since he is incarated right now for drug problems correct? "

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re Jason wrote on Sep 5, 2008 9:10 AM:
" I don't know. What HAPPENED it Federal Court today? "

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Jason wrote on Sep 4, 2008 8:34 PM:
" What happen in federal court today? :) "

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mr. awesome wrote on Sep 4, 2008 2:34 PM:
" tom cruz is awesome. why is it all you do on here is say negative and untrue things. "

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TABITHA wrote on Sep 4, 2008 2:32 PM:
" UMM.. YEAH JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT TOM CRUZ HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JASON BRAKE AT... AND FOR EXECUTIVE TRANSPORTATION... WHO CARES IF A 17 YEAR OLD KID IS RUNNING IT HE IS DOING A HELL OF A JOB..! SO QUIT TALKING YOUR CRAP AND GET A LIFE.!!! "

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He wrote on Sep 4, 2008 1:47 PM:
" couldn't find 1200 people to support him is the problem.

He should have recalled a couple not all of them. What a moron. "

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I bet we are real close to wrote on Sep 4, 2008 12:47 PM:
" Must be real close if he is zipping around town (in his legal cab) trying to get the last few. In reality, Once he got all the autographs of the dregs of society loitering around the library and downtown he realized how foolish and futile his plan was. Now he is scrambling to save face but he will never get even 500 people to attach their name to this stupidity. "

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count wrote on Sep 3, 2008 11:21 PM:
" anyone who wishes to sign the petitions may call jason at 419-656-6656 and he will come to you he will also be downtown this weekend just look for one of his taxis on columbus ave downtown "

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COUNT ME IN TOO wrote on Sep 3, 2008 2:40 PM:
" Is it too late to sign them? "

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COUNT ME IN wrote on Sep 3, 2008 2:22 PM:
" I want to sign the petitions. Is it too late? "

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Yeah wrote on Sep 2, 2008 10:06 PM:
" like the sandusky register is going to give IP addresses out. Only a moron would believe that. Plus if they were going to bother tracing one it would be for abuse on their site and I am sure it would be turned over to the police not any poster on here. Geez some people should not reproduce. "

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RE re rose colored glasses wrote on Sep 2, 2008 7:41 PM:
" To the poster at 4:55 and 5:07... NOT EVEN close ha...ha ha.... so your ips is full of it...Oh and BTW idiot, I'm not a guy, ha ha. Try looking more to the south like maybe Norwalk... "

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Signatures wrote on Sep 2, 2008 5:39 PM:
" So he is supposedly turing in the signatures tomorrow. How many does he have? "

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Re Enforcer wrote on Sep 2, 2008 3:46 PM:
" Not if you use a scrambler, or do you not know anything about computers. "

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rosecolored glasses wrote on Sep 2, 2008 5:07 AM:
" ip address shows your that ex police officer that was dating his sister and got fired from your job as a woodville police officer chris m.. didnt you loose your job because of domestic violence charges constantly? werent you that k-9 officer "

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re rose wrote on Sep 2, 2008 4:55 AM:
" if they owed a crap load of money why was he not charged with theft or it taken from his pay maybe you want to spread negativity because your tired of your momma spanking you "

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enforcer wrote on Sep 2, 2008 4:53 AM:
" for those of u morons who dont know this when you write stuff like that negative and positive remember that your IP address is logged into the system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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re rosecolor glasses wrote on Sep 2, 2008 4:52 AM:
" u must be one of these lowlifes that like to take it in the rear all the time i bet your name is phil frosty with his lover tony butts who like it that way without change "

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rosecolored glasses wrote on Sep 1, 2008 9:10 PM:
" TO: Sandusky Man, you're jason aren't you?? What a load of crap you spread around, well I'll tell you something, he didn't have much of a heart when he used to beat his ex wife now did he?? a leopard does not change his spots. "

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re sandusky man.......wrong wrong wrong wrote on Sep 1, 2008 8:46 PM:
" hey, with the glowing report you have on your friend maybe you can explain why he --more than once-- beat the crap out of his ex wife when she was pregnant, and don't try to deny it, as far as schwans, go, not true, they owed a crapload of money to the company for items they "purchased", maybe you can explain that one. "

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Word is... wrote on Sep 1, 2008 7:56 PM:
" ...Waddington is csving to Jason as to not upset his plans for County Commissioner in 4 years. "

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re re Commisssioner wrote on Sep 1, 2008 5:27 PM:
" Sorry, but it's not the residents in this County that are NUTS. "

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sandusky man wrote on Sep 1, 2008 5:24 PM:
" that was just cut and paste from the city commission meeting so are you saying the commission clerk cant write?????? regarding ok u must be the stupidist person here imagine all 7 commissioners removed
gosh u must be related to iscman frost or that police man fitzpatrick!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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To Commissioner wrote on Sep 1, 2008 5:07 PM:
" Erie County is the laughing stock of the state, so what is your point. I think a mayor ward system would be more appropriate for this town. If you think about it the President and Congress is like a mayor ward system. One person to lead and the congress elected from all over the country to represent the citizens from all over the country. "

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To OK wrote on Sep 1, 2008 5:02 PM:
" First off if some of the commissioners resign the remaining ones pick the replacements to fill out the term of those resigning. This will not cost you any money. When the next election occurs you would get to vote for commissioners just like always. The last open position on the commission when Crandall resigned was applied for by 11 candidates, so I guess your theory is all wet or at the least you do not know what you are talking about. "

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Commissioner wrote on Sep 1, 2008 11:09 AM:
" Who would ever want to be a Sandusky City Commissioner? Everyone pounds on every decision you make. If you go right, half the town hates you. If you go left, the other half of the town hates you. Every time someone like jason wants his way, he attacks you and tries to make things hard for you. And what do you get for all of this? A big headache. Good luck getting new commissioners if you recall the current ones. Sandusky is the laughing stock of Erie County! I think every nut in the state moves to Sandusky. And good luck getting an qualified candidates for any department head positions. The only people that ever apply are those like Nuesse, four years of supervisory experience. And we saw how that worked out. "

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re concern wrote on Sep 1, 2008 10:47 AM:
" That is the most poorly written thing I have ever seen. It's hard to take your opinion seriously when you can't even paraphrase what happened using correct grammar and spelling. "

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OK wrote on Sep 1, 2008 10:32 AM:
" Jason wrote on Aug 30, 2008 7:11 AM:
" I think Jason should be the next commissioner..hip hip hooray. hip hip hooray! " Cant run for comm. when you have a criminal record as he does several times over.......RE:SANDUSKY MAN it wont cost the city 12,000 if they resign, what you think it will cost to have a re-election to pick 7 new commissioners, and im sure if they do this i better see 10,000 peoples names on the ballot since every one in this town think being a commissioner will be so easy, one name for every person who constantly complains about them. "

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What the fluff wrote on Sep 1, 2008 7:48 AM:
" But Brake claims the rules -- which require all vehicles-for-hire to have permanent lettering or signs stating they're a taxi company and to display a city-issued sticker -- create an unlevel playing field among cab companies.

HOW IS THIS UNLEVEL? everyone has to register and get a medallion from the city, plus permanately mark cab. i SIMPLY DON'T GET IT. sounds fair to me. "

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sandusky man wrote on Sep 1, 2008 7:16 AM:
" Hey sandusky i have one last thing to say. Hopefully you might agree with me here because i have a solution to this money issue spoken of earlier....
The comment was made earlier that it would cost the city about $12,000 in legal fees to get rid of the commissioners if jason gets the petitions. well everyone knows these commissions are awful and need to go. they are the worst to ever sit on the counsil. but here is a suggestion. How about if Jason does not get the signatures needed then the issue is dropped as long as the commissioners can finally do their job and resolve the problem. BUT... if Jason does get enought signatures let this show the community agrees with Jason and myself and let his show the commissioners how everyone feels and then let them do the right thing and just resign on their own within the 5 days. Then the city wont have spend not one cent of its money to have a legal fight cause there wont be a need for one. Sounds fair to me right???? "

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sandusky man wrote on Sep 1, 2008 7:10 AM:
" Well first let me say this is not Jason. But i know Jason and i am friends with him, not that it matters. But i would suggest you do your homework before you speak against him about his past. Some bloggers have said schwans ice cream got rid of him. Not true. Jason quit because thats a commission only job. Would anyone want to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for less the 500 dollars? i doubt it. they pay like 42 cents for a gallon of ice cream. How much stuff do you have to sell just for minimum wage. Second you spoke about his emt job. Jason had his license for 3 years and did a wonderful job. He quit because of the pain of the job. Him and another emt tried everything possible to save the life of a 5 month old baby who had trauma from and accident and the baby died. The pain and hurt was more the Jason would be able to take every day. He said living that once was to much. How could someone live with that day to day. That is a real person with a heart, if you ask me. It does take someone very special. So if you want to down grade jason for having a heart you could have no heart of your own. and one last thing. Jason did take care of all the kids he had. As he does his daughter now. He even has taken her on a cab ride just to be with her. He loves her. Jason had custody of a child before and was in a accident and needed back surgery that kept him bed ridden for weeks. The childs mother wanted nothing to do with the child and the state took the child because jason could not care for the child being bed ridden. Does anyone know how much money Jason spend trying to get the child back with no luck. No you dont so stop bashing him. Ask yourself this question quickly?? Ohio has been putting people in jail for not paying child support, taking their drivers license and other things. Yet nothing has happened to jason in any way. no jail time, no court ruling, no suspension of drivers license or anything so why not if he is so bad. oh wait let me guess he has someone in governors office in his pocket huh? lol... "

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police patrol wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:58 PM:
" i have a suggestion maybe all of us concerned citizens can go down to the police department make a public records request and look into these police officers personal records and see what we havent heard about!!!!!!!!!!
and ask why they are still officers i mean look at burns but we have always been told police dont do wrong but wasnt there a police officer now registered with the sheriffis department with yearly post cards!!!!!! "

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corrupt police wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:55 PM:
" maybe this guy should start a new cab company and call it phil frosty's where were corrupt take girlscout cookies impersinate a capt police officer in norwalk "

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CONCERN wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:45 PM:
" HIGHLIGHTED FROM COUNCIL MEETING BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Jason Brady, Northcoast Taxi, said the paperwork to issue the license was not
available yet. So he don’t understand how you can require that effective immediately
if the City doesn’t not even have that paperwork yet. President Kaman said you don’t
make up the paperwork until the law passes. Mr. Brady said under Section (d) 747
are they also including Sandusky Transit because they were also considered vehicles
for hire or fare? Mr. Icsman said anybody that is licensed like Sandusky Transit, any
chauffeured limousine or chauffeur driver, any commercial motor vehicle with a
commercial driver having a CDL, those are regulated by the State and he is not. They
have to be checking to make sure they’re valid under those laws. They were not

IM SORRY BUT IF THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID AND I HAVE CHECKED ONLINE WITH THE FMCSA HERE IS THE LINK

http://www.safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/C...

HIS USDOT NUMBER IS 1545744 THEN U DECIDE YOURSELF
sandusky transit number is 1218663 and tell if they are registered!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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CONCERN wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:41 PM:
" JUNE 26, 2006 5:00 P.M.
At 5:00 p.m. a regular meeting was held by the Sandusky City Commission in the
City Building Commission Chambers, 222 Meigs Street, with City Commissioners
Dennis Murray, Brian Crandall, (Brett Fuqua-excused), Dave Waddington, Craig Stahl
Dannie Edmon and Dan Kaman in attendance; as well as the Charter Officers of City
Manager Mike Will, Law Director Don Icsman, Finance Director Ed Widman, and the
Clerk of the City Commission B. Joyce Brown. It was an open meeting.
ITEM#6
Discussion – Mr. Crandall said they had two of the operators here and he would like
to see if they had any input on the ordinance before he makes his vote.
Mr. Anthony Butts, 712 S. Lightner Road, Pt. Clinton, said he had a business
address here in Sandusky. Two items he felt should be added was that the vehicles
should be marked with some kind of business sign with a business name so they
identified themselves in case the police can identify them. The other was that once
the vehicle was registered with the City he believed there should be some kind of
exterior marking like a serial number so the police won’t stop the registered taxis.
And if the taxis see anything they can call it in to the police.
Mr. Jason Brady, Northcoast Taxi, said the paperwork to issue the license was not
available yet. So he don’t understand how you can require that effective immediately
if the City doesn’t not even have that paperwork yet. President Kaman said you don’t
make up the paperwork until the law passes. Mr. Brady said under Section (d) 747
are they also including Sandusky Transit because they were also considered vehicles
for hire or fare? Mr. Icsman said anybody that is licensed like Sandusky Transit, any
chauffeured limousine or chauffeur driver, any commercial motor vehicle with a
commercial driver having a CDL, those are regulated by the State and he is not. They
have to be checking to make sure they’re valid under those laws. They were not
going to be replicating that process.
Mr. Starlin Jackson, City Service Taxi Cab, 1407 Pierce Street, said he agreed with
the gentleman that first spoke. The taxi Section 747 the taxi and the chauffeured
limousines he agreed with him on that Section 747.03. Taxi cabs should keep a
record of all the incoming calls for many various reasons. In case the police or the
FBI or anything that has happened out there, the FBI can come seven years later and
have you dig up a log. The various communications that they have on the radio, they
have to keep their records for ten years. The taxi operators should be based in the
City and abide by the rules and regulations of the ordinance. The color scheme was
very, very important. He had a blue van and a couple more companies have blue
vans just like the ones he has and they run into all kinds of problems. The people
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call and they get in the wrong van and sometimes they even pre-pay their fare and
when they drive up they jump in the van. They don’t ask them anything. They think
they got a fare. When they get to where they’re going sometimes, I paid my fare, I
road in a blue van. He feels that it should be a color scheme with their name of the
company on the vehicle. Also this was a good draft. If the local cabs were here
fighting all the snow and cold weather and trying to keep business going, he don’t
think they should have seasonal cab companies that obtain a license in Sandusky
that come in in the summertime, make all the gravy, get the best fish and go on back
home until next spring. He thinks that’s not fair to the local cab companies. Mr.
Waddington said the draft was good and they intended to tweak it as they go along.
Mr. Scott Myers, Mister Taxi, said he did agree with most of the stuff in the
ordinance, but he did believe they also needed to do vehicle inspections to make sure
they are safe for their passengers. They also ought to be able to have leeway where
they can have time to get all of these licenses and stuff that they need to have to be
approved. He spoke on his following the insurance laws and everything by the State
of Ohio that needs to be done and he was above and beyond what they actually
request. He does agree they need markers, but permanent markings he didn’t believe
was necessary because if you want to trade that car in. As long as they identify who
they are, what company they are.
Mr. Crandall said he appreciated their comments and his belief is if Mr. Jackson as
long as he’s been in business, and Mr. Butts here all due respect to you gentlemen,
you got to spend money to stay in business. And he thinks we have a long-time
chauffeured taxi service sitting in front of us and he had even concurred with the
permanent markings on taxis and color schemes and he thought we should take note
of that and also enact that in the ordinance.
Mr. Murray said he was curious to know what Cedar Point’s response was because
they had asked them because they had a lot of problems with the fly-by-night cab
operators with their employees in particular and we had committed to run a draft
past them, had that occurred? Mr. Icsman said yes and they had no objections that
he was aware of and they made sure Chief Majoy got a copy of this. And on some of
these issues there’s a provision in here where we sort of turn over some of these
issues to the Chief of Police. And he thought some of the suggestions that were made
by the gentlemen could be things the Chief would consider and would give him the
power to prescribe rules and regulations and some of these ideas could be sort of part
of that. And if they were, they could be made part of the permanent ordinance.
President Kaman asked was the Police Department comfortable in going after this
for the next three months? Assistant Chief Lyons said from what is listed here, he
was comfortable with the legislation. It does decrease some of the enforcement
burden on them. One of the downsides this time of year is that their calls are
peaking at this time, so they will certainly try their best and they will try to get
officers that they can dedicate to this right off the bat because they know that they
can set some type of precedent initially and the word will get around and people will
know that if you are going to come in here, they got to register. A discussion ensued. "

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re re pob wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:18 PM:
" did you also know that mr TOM CRUZZ IS PROVIDING MEDICAL TRANSPORTS WITH MEDICADE PAYING HIS EMPLOYEES UNDER THE TABLE CASH HAS 17 YEAR OLD KIDS DRIVING FOR HIM NEW COMPANY """""EXECITIVE TRANSPORT"""""" BUT YET DOESNT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE CITY ACCORDING TO LT PHIL FROST EVEN THOUGH JASON HAD TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE CITY TO PROVIDE THE SAME SERVICE@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
GEE I WONDER HOW MUCH KICK BACK LT PHIL FROST IS RECIEVING FROM MR CRUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO IT STATES IN THE CITY CHARTER S 43 GENERAL DISQUALIFICATIONS "NO MEMBER TYCOMMISSIOM,THE CITY MANANGER OR OTHER OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY SHALL ACCEPT ANY GIFT,FRANK,FREE TICKET,PASS,REDUCED PRICE,OR REDUCED RATE OF SERVICE FROM ANY PERSON,FIRM,OR COROPORATION OPERATING A PUBLIC UTILITY OR ENGAGED IN BUISNESS OF A PUBLIC NATURE WITHIN THE CITY,OR FROM ANY PERSON KNOWN TO HIM OR HER TO HAVE,OR TO BE ENDEAVORING TO SECURE, A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY. BUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF POLICE OR FIRE PERSONNEL IN UNIFORM OR WEARING THEIR OFFICIAL BADGES WHEN THE SAME IS,OR MAY BE, PROVIDED BY ORDINANCE. (AMENDED 11-7-89) I WONDER HOW AMNY ARE USING HIS SERVICES AT DISCOUNTED RATES KNOWING THAT HJE IS NOT EVEN REGISTERED SO PEOPLE WAKE UP AND REALIZE THIS CITY CHARTER S43 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

MR TOM CRUZZ LIMO IS NOT EVEN REGISTERED WITH THE CITY MAYBE HE NOR HIS DRIVERS CANNOT EVEN PASS THE BACKGROUND CHECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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re re pob wrote on Aug 31, 2008 10:46 PM:
" i dont know where you get your info but he wasnt operating a taxi when runner was chief i believe thay had an acting chief so i suggest you check your facts before youwrite something you big looser als why dont you let people know who you really are so people know instead of hidding ur name in the blog jason seems to let you know who he is so why cannot you tell everyone who u really are!!!!!
also why did they only start this ordinance not until 2006? why did lt frost ask tom h from toms cruzz limo service to help with this new ordinance to include limos and what do you expect he didnt even register himself ..........LIKE IT IS SAID IN THE OTHER BLOG IF YOU NEED A LIMO FOR SANDUSKY ASK FIRST IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY LEGAL TO PICK YOU UP IN THE CITY SINCE THE ORDINANCE CURRENTLY LIST ONLY TO LIMO PROVIDERS .................THAT WOULD BE NORTH COAST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND ALSO A CUT ABOVE LIMO SERVICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO WHY DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT AN ILLEGAL COMPANY SUCH AS TOMS CRUZZ LIMO SERVICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1MAYBE WE ALL NEED TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER WHY HES NOT REGISTER? "

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RE pdob wrote on Aug 31, 2008 10:23 PM:
" City officials have met with jason over and over again. Why are they meeting now? Good question, nothing has changed. Jason wants to his way and he wants it now. He has been complaining since Runner was chief. That includes during Nuesse time and she did not give him his way either. "

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To re michigander wrote on Aug 31, 2008 9:52 PM:
" Yeah maybe, but you do not have a college football team anywhere in Michigan that can beat lowly unranked teams let alone Ohio State. "

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pdob wrote on Aug 31, 2008 9:03 PM:
" This is to confirm the meeting regarding the above-captioned with Commissioners Dave Waddington and Bob Warner, Law Director Donald Icsman, Acting Police Chief Charlie Sams and Mr. Brake is scheduled on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the 1st Floor at the City Building.
Paige DosterLaw Department

ANYONE ELSE WANT TO ATTEND ? WHY MEETINGS NOW? WHY NOT WHEN HE VOICED HIS CONCERNES BEFORE WHY NOW? "

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re michigander wrote on Aug 31, 2008 7:44 PM:
" I agree. Michigan people in Ohio can't drive only because they're lost and unfamiliar with the area and used to traffic moving much faster. Ohio people in Ohio can't drive because they're morons who do not know how to use turn lanes, merge, use their turn signals, do the speed limit, get moving when the light turns green, brake check you or purposely go extra slow if you come up on them when they're just sitting there. Last time we were here for Halloweekend the police pulled over a woman by your mall. Instead of pulling over she stops right in the middle of 250 on the phone. I was rolling! And yes our women are much hotter, especially the honeys in Pontiac. "

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re who cares wrote on Aug 31, 2008 3:01 PM:
" hes a wife beater, he deserves no respect "

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re Great Idea wrote on Aug 31, 2008 2:08 PM:
" If the guy had complaints, legitmate or not, why weren't they handled in a professional manner? It is also my belief that one can have a college education and be book smart but if one doesn't have any common sense, what good is it? "

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Watch wrote on Aug 31, 2008 1:11 PM:
" Calling all Cars, calling all cars. Let's write some tickets on his punk and his cars. They got rid of Kimmie for us the way they promised so let's show our appreciation "

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My View wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:58 PM:
" The way I see the situation if the guy had complaints and he was ignored no wonder he's PIS### off. Get over yourself and do your job! "

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OH NO wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:53 PM:
" THIS SHOULD MAKE HEADLINES IN THE LORAIN JOURNAL. "

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Great Idea wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:49 PM:
" Let's get rid of anyone with any experience and skill and reduce our city to chaos because some reformed gyspy cabbie is upset. Who else will run our city for $125 per week? "

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re The Good Old Boys wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:40 PM:
" Oh come on already.....what are they gonna do throw the guy in the joint with EB? Now THAT would be just a tad bit suspicious, don't you think? "

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re re Good Old Boys wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:06 PM:
" The Erie County Common Pleas Court uses Mafia type antics, too. The Mafia is the big tough swaggering smirking attorneys that know when it comes to Erie County they can do anything ILLEGAL that they want. Your SUPPOSED to be scared and shaking in your boots.......... "

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RE Good Old Boys wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:43 AM:
" I hope this wasn't a cop that wrote that blog. I seems when someone takes on city hall, the Good Old Boys start to rumble to see how they can inflict harm on that person to take him out. The good old boys just keep at it with their Mafia type antics. Democracy doesn't exist in this town, never has and never will. "

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Idoitas wrote on Aug 31, 2008 11:14 AM:
" 200 signatures downtown during a tourist event is awesome. Especially for that jhole Rodger Best turnout.Most of thhose people were not locals. To have that much support already is GREAT11 "

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re from post in tired of being ignored wrote on Aug 31, 2008 10:58 AM:
" I have read your post 3 times and I have no clue what you are saying. You ramble on and your spelling and grammar mistakes are impossible to follow. Let's try a coherent thought next time, ok? "

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The Good Old Boys wrote on Aug 31, 2008 10:58 AM:
" Oh we are so scared and shaking in our boots because some little punk is crying revolution. Oh my, a petition with 200 signatures...run away runway!!!! Ha! bring it on punk, come on, come on down to the Yacht Club and get some signatures fom the cooks and dishwashers. Manwhile look in the rearview mirror and see the police car and wonder when he will turn on his lights because he works for us not you! Get your tax papers in order because you are the next to get audited. We are already laughing at your 2006 city tax issues....you sure you want to grab the bull by the horns punk? "

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Who cares if he wasnt an EMT wrote on Aug 31, 2008 10:54 AM:
" Who cares if he couldn't make it as an EMT? It's a difficult job and those people (God bless them) see things that at times are absolutely horrible. I refuse to hold it against someone for not being able to do such a difficult job. I have more respect for him for at least trying and also for trying to make a change. "

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CHANGE wrote on Aug 31, 2008 9:00 AM:
" i dont know why you idiots dont get this its not about him or for him its about someone tired of the city and noone wants to do anythin about change ........................I DIDNT SEE THIS RESPONSE WHEN REV.DARDEN WANTED TO START A PETITION DRIVE........................TO RECALL SOME COMMISSIONERS............ITS KINDA GOOD THAT HE STARTED A PRTITION FOR ALL 7 COMMISSIONERS THAT WAY THE COMMISSIONERS CANNOT SAY HE IS PICKING ON CERTIAN INDIVUALS....................HE IS LEAVING THAT UP TO THE VOTERS "

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NineMM wrote on Aug 31, 2008 7:27 AM:
" I would sign a petition...............To recall some of the commission, But not because of this guy. I think the SR is wrong for not pulling the posts that give this nit wits phone number and location. Not just on this board, but the posts on other stories as well. Maybe Matt and this cat are in cahoots? As many locals that were downtown, and I mean DOWNtown, he should have got a lot more signatures if anyone felt he was right. What's the tally today Jason? "

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Never changing wrote on Aug 31, 2008 7:00 AM:
" Seems like the police department is up to their old tricks. Things never seem to change in our city. The police department can walk on water and no one can touch them. I hope they don't promote within for chief. The polic department is a constant headache that never goes away. At the commission meeting alone, there were two people that put in complaints about the department. It looks like the PR position the department created is a complete waste of money and a good officier. "

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from post in tired of being ignored wrote on Aug 31, 2008 4:37 AM:
" why are so many people afraid of chang and if this ordinance covers all public vechiles for hire why doesnt just everyone comply "

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from post in tired of being ignored wrote on Aug 31, 2008 4:35 AM:
" i am a cab driver where not talking about cabs were talking about limos and why was he not infored of this gypsy meeting or the city commissioners can you explain?as far as the commish when asked if there was any other taxi people there and no one responded what he was suppose to inform you guys he was going to complain that there was a meeting he wasnt informed about!!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO WHY WERE YOU GUYS AFRAID TO LET HIM KNOW ABOUT THIS METING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DID THE CITY LET YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE HAVING A SPECIAL MEETING IN CHAMBERS ON TUESDAY WITH COMMISSIONERS LAW DIRECTOR AND POLICE PERSONNEL? I BET YOU WERE INVITD RIGHT AND IF YOU WERE NOT INVITED ASK YOURSELF WHY ? WHY DID THEY NOT INVITE ME IS IT GOING TO AFFECT MY DRIVING A CAB OR THIS BUISNESS? WHY ARE YOU OTHER PUBLIC VEHICLES AFRAID TO LET EVERYONE SHOW UP AND TO VOICE THEIR CONCERN ALSO DOES THE ACTING POLICE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PICK AND CHOICE WHO IS INCHARGE OF THIS COMMITTEE LIKE HE DID? "

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RE Its Really Too Bad wrote on Aug 31, 2008 12:30 AM:
" Amen! I agree with you 100%. This city manager/city commission form of government needs to go. "

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At least wrote on Aug 30, 2008 10:58 PM:
" he is trying to effect a change. "

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re okay okay wrote on Aug 30, 2008 10:33 PM:
" dont live in sandumpy, and this took place when he was over in hellevue. and like i said he was going to school for emt training (not his dime) and could not cut it. u airheaded lowlife twit, u sound like an idiot girlfriend of his, dont know him well, do ya?? :) "

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RE RE JUST CURIOUS wrote on Aug 30, 2008 9:54 PM:
" Easy tiger, I just asked a simple question! No need to get SO defensive. OUCHY. You don't even have to tell ME about struggle! I have done that my whole life. I was a single parent also. I work a full time job and barely cover my utilities, so let's not even go there. Take a pill. "

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Please Go wrote on Aug 30, 2008 8:54 PM:
" TAXI MAN WANTS TO DRIVE CITY COMMISSIONERS OUT

Everybody does but they just won't go. "

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okay okay wrote on Aug 30, 2008 8:53 PM:
" re okay but what do u mean an emt trainee he was liscensed with the state maybe ur jealous of him because ur just a lowlife but oh i forgot maybe your one who has your head in the commissioners a@@ "

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okay but wrote on Aug 30, 2008 8:33 PM:
" he couldn't cut it as a driver for Schwanns or as an emt trainee--hope he gets laughed out of town like he did every other town he"s been in "

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ReJust Curious wrote on Aug 30, 2008 7:30 PM:
" Most people have "lives." We're too busy working to pay off increased taxes from the County and cannot afford to lose (one or two) paying jobs to take on the responsibility of governing for a measly $125/week side show. That's why! We're not like Murray charging $200-$300 dollars per hour for an open checkbook! You my friend need to get a life and start realizing the struggling people families that have to put up with the rampamt waste of taxpayer money! "

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JUST CURIOUS wrote on Aug 30, 2008 7:07 PM:
" Can anyone tell me just how many of you are willing to become commissioner after you cry loud enough to get rid of the ones we have? If I remember correctly, there was just an opening and I didn't see too many rush for the spot. What is that all about? Same 'ol same 'ol cry, cry, cry about how they are doing things but nobody else wants the job...I don't get it. BTW I certainly hope Waddington and Kaman are included in your gripes...if not....you better think again. "

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RE THEY WERE FROM MICHIGAN wrote on Aug 30, 2008 7:00 PM:
" HAHAHAHA! Good one....that's hilarious! ;) "

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Newman wrote on Aug 30, 2008 6:41 PM:
" From what I am reading on this blog, a lot of Smoochy's relatives must be worried about their toady on the commission being recalled. I would be worried too. I would be worried if I was any one of the city commissioners.
You nay sayers can continue to degrade Mr. Brake all you want but at least he isn't hiding behind anonymity on this blog like you are. He is out doing something he feels is right. I support him for that, I also signed his petitions. Let the voters decide. "

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reMichigander wrote on Aug 30, 2008 6:28 PM:
" at least we carry good insurance... not like your state of "no fault" insurance... you dont like it here is an answer to your problem and at the same will fix the majority of our RT. 250 rear-end accidents... STAY HOME!!!!
was that clear enough for a whinner!!!! "

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Its really too bad wrote on Aug 30, 2008 6:11 PM:
" Our current form of Government in the City is to say the least "restrictive" for any progress for any real change from the status quo. This area has alot to offer...not just tourism and minimum wage jobs. I was born here and am quite ashamed at the "few" presiding over so many. Economically...Perkins will not be able to sustain itself, and Sandusky should not be "land-locked" by Perkins. I believe a change in the City charter is more importantly in order to attain this. Wards and Council City Government should happen in this area so that all areas have a voice, as well as an elected Mayor. The game of "musical chairs" with the City Commission must stop before any real change occurs. I hope I live long enough to see this day happen...and I'm over 50! "

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Go Quietly....... wrote on Aug 30, 2008 6:11 PM:
" Why don't these dirt bags just RESIGN. Everybody HATES 'em---haven't they got the message by now? "

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re never happen wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:52 PM:
" i guess we will see when its time to clean house wont we!!!!!!!!!!1 "

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never happen wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:50 PM:
" 200 on each commissioner is still ONLY 200 per petition. I bet half of them live in Huron "

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re serious wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:47 PM:
" that would be 200 on each commissioner aproximately not bad for 6 hours oh i forgot he only need aprox 746 thats only 500 more and it was just one day u still have sunday and the holiday "

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seriously wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:25 PM:
" He was downtown all day... on a Saturday.. in August...and there's a car show... and all he got was 200? LOLOLOL That's pitiful "

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huh wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:23 PM:
" what's a smoochy? "

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LAUGHING AT U NOW wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:22 PM:
" The only Reason wrote on Aug 30, 2008 10:23 AM:

" that the Register is making this news is they know what a jerk Jason is and they are eager to watch him crash and burn and wind up with only 35 signatures. It is just a big joke to them. I would hope that the citizens of Sandusky have enough sense to start the revolution over something other than a reformed gypsy cabbie crying foul when others pull the same crap he did for years. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
WELL I GUESS ITS EGG ON YOUR FACE BECAUSE HE HAD A VERY HIGH TURNOUT TODAY DOWNTOWN HE GOT OVER 200 SIGNATURES I GUESS THATS MORE THAN 35 LAUGH NOW "

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SMOOCHY wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:20 PM:
" SMOOCHY MUST GO !! "

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They were from Michigan wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:20 PM:
" Michigander wrote on Aug 30, 2008 3:14 PM:

" What a strange little town you have. No decent looking women either. Everyone drives 15 mph and sits at green lights. "

You should have checked the license plates. You were looking at tourists from Michigan " "

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LIAR wrote on Aug 30, 2008 5:19 PM:
" talk about a corrupt city wrote on Aug 30, 2008 3:12 PM:

" He gave the Register the info where people should come to sign it but the paper conveniently didn't print it and when someone tries posting it on here it gets deleted. That's our corrupt town "

They haven't removed the posts. They are all still here ...including the one with his phone number. They didn't even remove them from the stories that aren't even about this. "

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So Jason wrote on Aug 30, 2008 4:30 PM:
" you will be one of the new commissioner candidates when you recall everybody???

Bet not!!! "

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Do you have to live in Sandusky wrote on Aug 30, 2008 4:17 PM:
" I don't live in Sandusky but I would be more than glad to sign the petition. "

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so then wrote on Aug 30, 2008 4:16 PM:
" everybody is suppose to follow the rules and laws but him? I find it interesting that his court records were also deleted. this guy is a troublemaker and a scammer, he always thinks hes in the right even when hes wrong.. "

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Re Bill T wrote on Aug 30, 2008 3:58 PM:
" Answer is both. He wants the law strictly enforced on everyone. Except him! When the law is strictly enforced on him, he cries that the police are being petty. "

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Michigander wrote on Aug 30, 2008 3:14 PM:
" What a strange little town you have. No decent looking women either. Everyone drives 15 mph and sits at green lights. "

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talk about a corrupt city wrote on Aug 30, 2008 3:12 PM:
" He gave the Register the info where people should come to sign it but the paper conveniently didn't print it and when someone tries posting it on here it gets deleted. That's our corrupt town "

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Bill G wrote on Aug 30, 2008 2:33 PM:
" It's not even about the taxi thing. IT IS ABOUT People not doing their jobs. And Being treated fairly and equally. BTW he's up to about 200 signatures. Some people are trying to confuse his issues. "

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Bill T. wrote on Aug 30, 2008 1:47 PM:
" So I read that whole story and I don't know what his real beef is. Does he think he shouldn't have to register? Does he think the PD is not going after companies that have failed to register? "

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Sandusky wrote on Aug 30, 2008 1:44 PM:
" This town is so full of hate, why would anyone want to live there. The problems in town are caused by the nuts like Jason. He calls the enforcement petty, yet he is screaming for the law to be enforced. I guess it should be enforced on everyone but him. And these bloggers hate anyone who is in charge. Westerhold would call them good old boys. Go ahead, recall them all. It won't change a thing. This town is doomed until the attitudes change. Which will probably be never. No wonder Perkins wants nothing to do with Sandusky. "

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wrote on Aug 30, 2008 1:34 PM:
" we need more choices for taxi services... i dont know how city service taxi stays in business... their cabs and van are not fit to ride in unless, you are a drunk... makes you wonder who the owner is butt kissing to get away with everything he does... he even had a rental properity that had no water because things needed fixed and from the looks of the house, it should have been condemed... hang in there jason... this will be an uphill battle all the way... you are not in the "good ole' boys" click, so expect a fight... "

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reader wrote on Aug 30, 2008 1:23 PM:
" This is the same taxi operator who got into a dispute at the Greyhound station arguing with another taxi driver.

I watched the commission meeting. Commissioner Fuqua asked you to provide your information in writing. You failed to do so, yet you stood up and whined about the commission being unresponsive. I think you bring troubles upon yourself by not doing your part to resolve your complaints.

Its easy to b**ch and whine about the city, the commissioners, and every project anyone tries to bring forward in this city.

If you recall all the commissioners, who is going to make the decisions and guide this city?

And why weren't you on the ballot in the last commission election? "

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Sign the recall petitions wrote on Aug 30, 2008 12:55 PM:
" Jason Brake is at the corner of Columbus and Market Street near "Yesteryears" restaurant.
He is doing what some many people have been waiting for...the opportunity to get rid of leaders who have been responsible for all of the endless chaos this city has had to face for the past couple of years because of their stupidity.
Go downtown and sign the petitions!
Call Jason 419-656-6656. "

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rethe truth wrote on Aug 30, 2008 12:33 PM:
" I doubt you could tell the truth or know what the truth is if it hit you in the head. know what your talking about before you speak. Jason did not get arrested nor did his driver for any wrong doing. The guy got in trouble because when he got pulled over they gave him personal tickets for the taxi law violations and one was for no picture of himself with the van in it. well if you have a picture in the van and a license sticker on the van why should your picture have the van in it. they know its licensed if it has a sticker. this is how petty the police have become to mess with jason. now his drivers who need jobs are being harassed because of hate for jason. or hey i was at cedar point the day jason's driver got pulled over, and here is a good one for you. A sandusky police officer have jasons driver a ticket then and took the drivers money and give it back to the riders. that is stealing correct? Who was he to take that mans money. so know your facts first. and ask yourself this. even if given for a moment jason would have been illegal. if the cop gave the fare money to the people in the van then the ride to cedar point from the bus station was free. and if thats the case how can you give sometime tickets for giving someone a free ride. cant have it both ways for the crooked police. "

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The Truth wrote on Aug 30, 2008 12:11 PM:
" Someone should point out that one of taxi drivers arrested the other day, I believe, is a driver for Brake. So obviously Mr. Brake is not in following all the rules himself. I would strongly urge the citizens of Sandusky to not sign Mr. Brake's petitions and not get dragged in to the drama he is trying to create. "

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Good Luck wrote on Aug 30, 2008 12:06 PM:
" Good Luck Jason,
When I came to sandusky 53 years ago it was a booming little town with lots of jobs, now look at it, they drove all the factorys out by taxing them to death. I don't live ib the city now but would sigh his petitions if I did. I never come downtown any more, NOTHING to come there for. "

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ALSO wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:47 AM:
" Make sure that you are on public property when asking people to sign. Don't go on Sortino property..........they will kick you off in a heart beat.
I admire your determination, but getting that many signatures in LONELY downtown is not advisable. You need to be at the post offie throughout the week. "

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Elwood wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:43 AM:
" Any adult citizen of Sandusky has the right to circulate a recall petition for any, or all of the elected officials. Every eligible voter of Sandusky has the right to sign, or not sign these petitions. It's that simple folks. I don't know Mr. Brake, however I respect him for standing up for his convictions and doing something about it. Maybe if more citizens had the onions Mr. Brake has, Sandusky would be a much better place to live and work. It takes only one person to institute change. Support this guy, or ignore him, that's your choice, but you do have to give him credit for fighting for his beliefs. "

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Angel wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:20 AM:
" hes a wife beater, period. thinks he knows everything, just another uneducated idiotic blowhard. got fired from shwans and couldnt cut it as emt trainee. yeah a real piece of work. "

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Reasons for Recall Petitions wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:20 AM:
" Taxi ordinance, Chesapeake access fenced off in violation of agreement, Police chief fiasco, Murray ethics violations, Stahl arrogance when Murray is absent, Lack of 10% Entertainment tax to remove income Tax and fix streets, Marina District scandal that is still to be uncovered, Burns scandal, joint dispatch fiasco caused by Murray duplicitous actions, Giving away $500,000 to YMCA instead of paving streets, AND THE LIST CONTINUES TO GROW. "

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Fred wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:16 AM:
" Jason hop in your so called taxi and go back where you came from.Bellevue,Clyde,Fremont,Norwalk. Just leave already. This cat maybe about 10 years ago was trying to become Mayor of Fremont. "

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okay then wrote on Aug 30, 2008 11:16 AM:
" maybe they better do a background check on this guy..he couldnt cut emt training either and that was on someone else's dime, this guy is a jerk "

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Gulliver wrote on Aug 30, 2008 10:45 AM:
" Petitions will be available on Market Street by the Fieck Building. Look for his taxi.

He is leaving now (10:45 am on 8/30/08)to begin petitioning at THE FARMERS MARKET. He can be reached by calling 419-656-6656. "

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sandusky listener wrote on Aug 30, 2008 10:42 AM:
" First please let me say to the people of the city keep an open mind. Maybe things from the past could be catching up with jason and maybe not. But wrong is wrong. It does not matter what happend to anyones past. Judge people for who they are today. Everyone makes mistakes. But the problem today is that Jason Brake and a couple others are legal and some are not. If everyone was legal we would not have this problem today. Blame the police dept and commissoners. But this is not just about the taxi law. Everyone knows that certain police officers have gotten away with murder and that the commissioners of this city are a joke. Maybe you dont agree one way or another with Jason, but this is the city's chance to

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Toms Cruse rips every one off including his employees! Taxes, He's prob not even paying people on the books let alone paying taxes. He has taken advantage of everyone he has come into contact with. He's now in the used car business! Good thing he is relying on Good People to pick out the cars and ...so far...has kept his prices in line. However he is taking advantage of his employees in that endever as well!

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