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Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby twobits » Nov 28th, 2012, 8:58 am

Thank god Julius threw his hat into the ring should an election for Mayor be required. It would be a sad day for Penticton if Litke got the big chair. I appreciate his moderating influence on council but certainly don't want him leading the show.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby XT225 » Nov 28th, 2012, 9:26 am

twobits wrote:Thank god Julius threw his hat into the ring should an election for Mayor be required. It would be a sad day for Penticton if Litke got the big chair. I appreciate his moderating influence on council but certainly don't want him leading the show.


I have to agree with you, Twobits; 100%. Litke has a record of fence sitting almost as bad as *&^%$. Julius Bloomfield would bring new hope and vitality to this council. Now, as long as we don't get a third person tossing their hat in the ring, the vote shouldn't be split. Wonder where ol Bennie the Wolfman is these days....lol?
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby southy » Nov 28th, 2012, 3:14 pm

XT225 wrote: as long as we don't get a third person tossing their hat in the ring, the vote shouldn't be split.


XT ... unfortunately I do believe you will see more than one other person tossing their hat in the ring. Now I know you are hyping it up for DA provincially, but you know ... stranger things have happend and maybe just maybe DA might not get in. Then we'll see an interesting city election and what will happen over at the RDOS. Just saying ... politics is a funny business.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby XT225 » Nov 28th, 2012, 6:30 pm

To Southy: Oh dang...I forgot about Vic. Oh well, he didnt have much effect on the vote last time around. Im back on the fence (one of the undecided) Southy re DA, as there is more talk around that perhaps we should just suck it up and put up with his record for the next couple years, rather than give him what he wants and a fat MLA's pension one day. Especially now that if he stays as mayor he is facing a challenge for his other hat at the RDOS now (Stu Wells wants the chairs job). Remember if DA doesnt become MLA, he WILL be back in the mayors chair; there would be no bi-election. Litke and Bloomfield (and others) will have to wait til May to even think of campaigning. I don't know how that works either - if Litke runs for mayor does he have to step down as councillor beforehand? If he loses for mayor does he get back on as councillor? Not sure if he can take a LOA or not. Twobits? Where are ya man...you'll know the answer.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby southy » Nov 28th, 2012, 6:48 pm

So what's up with David Perry going after Litke in the paper today. I thought they were on the same page?? Do you think perhaps Perry is considering a comeback?
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby XT225 » Nov 28th, 2012, 6:53 pm

southy wrote:So what's up with David Perry going after Litke in the paper today. I thought they were on the same page?? Do you think perhaps Perry is considering a comeback?


That one caught me by surprise as well. I think it was obvious by the letter that Dave never forgot his fellow workers. I give him credit; always liked the fellow; he made a good mayor. Being a realtor now not sure what his intentions are. I would have to say that he was one of the most personable mayors in our history and did a good job of running the city. Right up there with Dorothy Whittaker and Beth Campbell.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby Assumed » Nov 29th, 2012, 9:18 am

[quote="XT225"] if Litke runs for mayor does he have to step down as councillor beforehand? If he loses for mayor does he get back on as councillor?

My understanding is:
He would have to resign his council seat if he ran for mayor. If he loses he does not go back to council. During the same time as the mayors election we would elct a councillor to replace Litke. It is set up this way to save the muni's money instead of two by-elections.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby glassmaster » Nov 29th, 2012, 12:21 pm

southy wrote:So what's up with David Perry going after Litke in the paper today. I thought they were on the same page?? Do you think perhaps Perry is considering a comeback?



Certainly sounds like Perry is being critical of Litke for not towing the NDP party lines. Fair enough ... if he was elected based on him providing a balance on Council ... he deserves to be called out. Personally, I think that there needed to be a 'belt tightening' at City Hall and do not agree with Perry's insinuation otherwise ... however, if I were a member of the NDP Party ... I would probably be very disappointed in Litke's performance on Council.
Yes, I do think that Perry might be considering a comeback .... either that, or he is on team Bloomfield.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby twobits » Nov 30th, 2012, 6:44 am

Rather surprising poll question result in the Herald. If the poll has any credibility, it will be a landslide for Litke. Not good news.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby fluffy » Nov 30th, 2012, 7:09 am

twobits wrote:Rather surprising poll question result in the Herald. If the poll has any credibility, it will be a landslide for Litke. Not good news.


Where did you see that twobits?
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby twobits » Nov 30th, 2012, 7:18 am

The poll questions on the editorial page, bottom left. Yesterday or day before
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby fluffy » Nov 30th, 2012, 7:29 am

Hmm, I wonder about the sample size/make-up too, but that is a little disturbing to me as well if that is a true representation. The content of Mr. Perry's letter on Wednesday brings up some valid points, it paints Mr. Litke as a political weathervane, willing to bend with the wind as long as it gets him a vote. Honestly, I know little of the man, as opposed to Mr. Bloomfiled who strikes a pose more in line with personal integrity.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby twobits » Nov 30th, 2012, 9:23 am

-fluffy- wrote:Hmm, I wonder about the sample size/make-up too, but that is a little disturbing to me as well if that is a true representation. The content of Mr. Perry's letter on Wednesday brings up some valid points, it paints Mr. Litke as a political weathervane, willing to bend with the wind as long as it gets him a vote. Honestly, I know little of the man, as opposed to Mr. Bloomfiled who strikes a pose more in line with personal integrity.


That is what I scratch my head about too. I can't believe voters can't see thru him as a complete opportunist. The most glaring examples of political opportunism were the cull at city hall and the CUPE negotiations. His absolute silence on CUPE was stunning and his sudden conversion to fiscal conservative laughable.
In the next breath he wants to pump more money into bike lanes that few use and is ok with the transit subsidy that a handful of people a day use. He also wants "densification" so that the only option for housing for families is a tall building built of of straw bales next to public transit while he raised his kids on a big lot on Wiltses flats and drove his car to work every day.
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Re: Bloomfeild vs Litke for Mayor

Postby XT225 » Nov 30th, 2012, 11:50 am

One of the local rags said today that Katie Robinson would also likely throw her hat in the ring, should Asthon win the MLA seat. Could prove interesting but sure hope that its not a split again and Litke would get in as mayor. I dont have much use for his record at all. Pearce was rather unkind in his opinions today also in the paper (though he is entitled to them). For a lawyer, he sure doesn't write very well. Sure hope that HE doesn't decide to run again - yikes! :hailjo:
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