Saturday, October 15, 2011

Notable public supporters of Ward reapportionment plans

1)  Who Supports Trial E
2)  Who Supports Trial D (that we know about)
3)  What the Larry Grossman, Daryl Dudley, Scott Atkins Trio reminds me of
 
Latest Op-Ed in favor of Trial E (Kennedy, Missourian)
 
 
1)  Who Supports Trial E
 
The General Public, as expressed at two well-attended Ward Reapportionment Hearings:  Trial E
 
The Ward Reapportionment Committee, with a 5-3 vote in favor of:   Trial E
 
Helen Anthony, 5th Ward Councilwoman:  Trial E
 
George Kennedy, Missourian Columnist:  Trial E
 
Hank Waters, Trib Publisher:  Trial E   
 
Fred Schmidt, 1st Ward Councilman:  Trial E
 
Barbara Hoppe, 6th Ward Councilwoman:  Trial E
 
Mary Still, State Representative:  Trial E
 
Steve Calloway, Minority Mens Network president:  Trial E
 
Kip Kendrick, president, on behalf of Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association:  Trial E
 
Jeanette Jackson-Thompson, vice president, on behalf of Park Hill Improvement Association:  Trial E
 
Pat Fowler, president, on behalf of North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association:  Trial E
 
Hank Ottinger, president, on behalf of Historic Old Southwest Neighborhood Association:  Trial E
 
Catherine Doyle, president, on behalf of Westmount Neighborhood Association:  Trial E
 
Jane Murfett, secretary, on behalf of Quarry Heights Home Owners Association:  Trial E
 
Annette Kolling-Buckley, President of the Northland-Parker Neighborhood Association: Trial E

Ines Segert, former school board member:  Trial E

David Rosman, Missourian columnist:  Trial E
 
Mike Martin, editor, Columbia Heart Beat:  Trial E
 
 
2)  Who Supports Trial D (that we know about)
 
Daryl Dudley, 4th Ward Councilman, who represents most of the above neighborhood associations:  Trial D
 
Gary Kespohl, 3rd Ward Councilman, who represents Benton-Stephens:  Trial D
 
Scott Atkins, WRC member and Atkins Corp. principal:  Trial D
 
Larry Grossman, former Add Sheet owner:   Trial D
 
Some people Mr. Dudley said he spoke to somewhere, but couldn't identify:   Trial D
 
And -- I can't believe I'm actually adding my buddy Jason to this group -- Jason Thornhill, 2nd Ward Councilman:  Trial A or D.
 
Here's George Kennedy on the Jason Factor:
"He told me he hasn’t made up his mind, but he’s inclined strongly toward either Trial A or Trial D. He doesn’t like E, he said, because of its impact on his current ward.  Trial A hasn’t drawn much support, so I put him down as a Trial D vote."
(In other words, Jason likes BOTH gerrymandering plans.  Oy vey!)
 
The Town Bosses (except Hank):  Trial D
 
(Watch for our upcoming "Columbia's Top Ten Town Bosses" Issue).
 
 
3)  What the Larry Grossman, Daryl Dudley, Scott Atkins Trio reminds me of
 
I know I'll be criticized for being disrespectful and maybe even elitist here, but I'm sorry fellas.  I just couldn't resist.  Think of it as a moving Darkow cartoon: 
 
Larry, Daryl, and Daryl
-- Mike Martin

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