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And a "weak" Mayor Shall Lead Us!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by csfoster, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. csfoster

    csfoster BoltTalker

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    Dear Nick,

    Thank you for your timely UT article "Mayor is a huge handicap to crowd of upset golfers" in which you publicly observe that our "strong" Mayor obviously has plenty of time to work hard and develop a political resolution on the municipal golf course issue (and do so with great fanfare) and yet our "strong" mayor has publicly stated he has no time to deal with the major issue of keeping the Chargers the San Diego Chargers. Nor apparently does he have the time to effectively address and exercise political leadership on the many other critical public issues of great future import to his constituents, the City of San Diego itself, and the region as a whole.

    I thank you because, in reference to the City of San Diego, it is about time that the phrase "strong Mayor" has finally been publicly exposed as the oxymoron it truly is. As in the case of the City's self-inflicted pension/fiscal crisis and the seemingly never-ending political debate on where to locate a new airport and both issues with no political resolution in sight, there can be no doubt that the issue of whether or not the Chargers are retained as a City/Regional asset will have several orders of magnitude greater future economic, fiscal and quality of life impact impacting a far greater number of citizens over a far longer time frame than that of maintaining a public golf course at Torrey Pines.

    And yet in choosing his first public political battle to wage and evidently in his mind operating in the best interest of all the citizens he was elected to serve, our "strong" Mayor chose instead to commit his time and expend his political capital on raising the fees at a municipal golf course. And let us not forget his actions taken on the issue of "The Cross". At the same time, our mayor elected to raise the white flag and give up on any further negotiations to maintain the Chargers as the San Diego Chargers. This is of course not meant to imply that any real city negotiations with the Chargers on the new stadium proposal ever occurred in the first place.

    Thus, today we are left with the sad truth that we do not have a "strong" Mayor but rather it is becoming apparent that we are handicapped with a "weak" Mayor. A weak Mayor who chooses to take on and exercise political leadership on issues of far lesser import than on those of far greater importance. A weak Mayor who is apparently operating without the time, the future vision, or an effective plan on how to restore our fast fading image as America's Finest City.

    And a "weak" Mayor Shall Lead Us!

    Caryl
     
  2. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Good read and BTW a great job on your efforts in the process --- virtual negotiations etc. :tup:
     

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