Sunday, March 20, 2005

Definately voting for Robert D. Spriggs and Paul Charnetzki

So far I have seen only one candidate for Trustee I support. That is Robert D. Spriggs. And for President, Paul Charnetzki. Read more here: Candidate Statements

Doing Wilmette Election Research

The following candidates have indicated that they are in favor of additional cost to Wilmette residents to subsidize persons from other communities who want to move to Wilmette without the funds to do so. The following candidates are candidates who should NOT be supported in the upcoming Wilmette Village Trustee election, assuming you do not want to subsidize unknown others who wish a cut rate deal to move into the community.



Other candidates sidestepped the issue.

Read for yourself: Questions

The weather is a real problem in the election

Here it is the first day of Spring, and winter lingers, and lingers, and lingers. How can anyone get excited about an election while its so cold and grey out? Doesn't bode well for much participation.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Why not just add a casino?

The Wilmette Life is loaded with information on candidates. Most of the trustee candidates seem to think serving alcohol will cure the village's financial woes. Why just not go for a casino? Or why not just realize the problem is a bankruptcy of ideas. Most financial woes can be instantly improved by cutting expenses. Didn't any of them think of that?

Sunday, March 13, 2005

World not so small as to know Wilmette

Did I forget to say that Wilmette is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois in the USA? I forget how small cyberspace really is!

More Charnetzki signs on the block.

Noticed two more signs touting Paul Charnetzki for Village President on the block. Hoping other people are concerned about government waste, too. This smart guy knows that the problem is not taxes, the problem is spending. Read more about it at the Charnetzki For Wilmette Website: Charnetzki Website

Sunday, March 06, 2005

What My Neighbor Didn't Know

My Neighbor this nice day gave me a pitch for the Wilmette District 39 Incumbents. He didn't even know that they have been fighting any chance for us to get our taxes lowered, as detailed in the August 23, 2004 Sun Times article by Mary Laney. I've printed out a copy of the article and will take it to him. He needs to know.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Signs in Bloom All Over!

I have never seen so many yard signs for a local election in all the years I've lived here. Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green, all are very colorful. The weather has been cold and grey lately, Could all these campaign signs be the cheap, easy and large alternatives to tulips?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Hot Diggity Dog! I've Found Me a Candidate!

Another letter in the mail. This time from the Candidate. And there it is in black and white: "If elected village taxes will not increase faster than the rate of inflation for the next four years." Those are the words I want to hear! Forget the fact that he has 27 years of accounting experience, an MBA and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He made his decision to run when he found out that the Village of Wilmette was contemplating a double-digit tax increase. He says "we need new leadership to change a culture of ever-higher taxes." I couldn't agree more.

Oh, did I forget to mention that "he" is Paul Charnetzki and he is running for Village President? Sure looks like he's got my vote! Here's his web site: Here's what he does in his real life: . I like all of that information. Makes me feel more comfortable with who's running.

Oh, and if anyone knows how to get a Blogger link to show a result other than the entire site address, would they leave the instructions in a comment? Thanks.

Incredible Opportunity to Create New Generation of Leadership

UPDATE: For April, 2007, Karen Spillers is endorsed.

Here's a letter in my mail that promises just that opportunity. It's complete with return envelope for a contribution, urging me to vote for Karen Spillers for the Wilmette Village Board. I know the letter writers, but I don't know what they think is important in a candidate. The letter tells me that the candidate would be an excellent addition to the board, that she has lived in Wilmette for 15 years, that her knowledge of marketing will assist the board with business development. She belongs to a club in town (named) and participates in her church (unnamed). She needs my help.

Having written half a year of taxes earlier this week, all I am interested in is what will a candidate do to keep taxes from continuing their out-of-control upward spiral. No information about that.

In short, this could be an excellent candidate. Too bad so much money was spent on postage trying to get me to support her with no reason why I should.

The days are gone when a thinking person will vote for someone without knowing their biases and prejudices and values. And I am a thinking person.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Business Planning in Wilmette

Green Bay Road Development in Wilmette will be discussed on MARCH 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Wilmette Village Hall. The 2002 Business Development Plan for 4th and Linden can be viewed here: