Sandusky gets 'A+' on new start

Register
Jan 20, 2014

In the news business, we are trained observers, and we began noticing years ago how the Huron city government under its city manager, Andy White, laid out plans and executed them.

The acquisition of the ConAgra property along the waterfront and and the planning and execution of that previously, and the plans for the future, were impressive accomplishments that will make Huron a stronger community. 
 
We also observed the Erie County commissioners — Bill Monaghan and Pat Shenigo — aggressively attack the county's debt and its fiscal crisis with zest and success, and have noted that here in this space. 
 
It's been encouraging, but we still always hoped to see the same thing happen with the Sandusky City Commission and were disappointed it didn't. 
 
But that changed this past Monday when the new 2014-15 commission met to get down to work. It was a remarkable marathon session in which there was more public discussion about the important issues the city faces than we have seen in years, combined. 
 
 
The election of Dennis Murray Jr., Dick Brady and Naomi Twine has injected a new resolve, we believe, and they and fellow commissioners Wes Poole, Julie Farrar, Keith Grohe and Jeff Smith appear ready to work together in a way we believe has the potential to produce powerful results. 
 
We say Yay. 

Comments

BDupler

I wonder what the Editorial Board will think when they read this 4 years from now? Remember, we all thought everything was going to change when we elected Edmonds, Waddington, Fuqua, and (sorry, I forgot his name...the guy that owned the ice cream shop on Perkins...). Remember the Fab Four headline and stories. Then what happened? And to further jog your memories, who was elected right after them...think about it.

Darkhorse

The Register shouldn't get too excited about the new commissioners. There is always a honeymoon period. When things are too good to be true, they usually are. Let's reserve ourselves until the honeymoon period is over and they really break loose.

wally44824

BD, Dan Kaman was his name.

As for the article, has The Ragister finally turned the corner of being tabloid journalism, or is this just a temporary, new and improved version for 2014? Hopefully both the city commission and Rag are FINALLY headed in the right direction. Good luck to both!!!!

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Matt Westerhold

Hey Wally. It sure is clever how you changed the word Register. Your friends must think you're some kind of genius, or something.

wally44824

Well Matt, I know I'm more intelligent (and funnier) than you. By the way, you're welcome for the compliment on a good article (FOR A CHANGE). So if you want to poke the bear, good luck trying to keep up with me.

BDupler

Yep that was his name, thanks. I kind of feel bad that I forgot his name. We exchanged many emails, and he was very open about things with me. All I could think of was Klien, but I new that was the wrong ice cream place...

I see you must have struck a nerve with Westerhold. Wonder how long he will let his comment stay up before he deletes it.

Stay Classy SR!

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Matt Westerhold

Just an observation, BDupler. I always enjoy your comments as well. 

wally44824

BD, Klein owned the one on Cleveland Road, but I think you knew that. I also think LEASTerhold proved his ignorance by not realizing your sarcasm with the "Stay Classy SR" phrase.

How do you like my play on words with this reply Matt? MORON. You poked the bear and shouldn't have!

Darkhorse

The game is played by discrediting the person that is causing a different point of view. We are all supposed to think the same way here in Sandusky (positive or else) and if you don't, some people will tar and feather your reputation beyond recognition. It is one things that Sandusky hates is diversity.