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As I am waiting for your budget and financial statements for the Parking and Transportation Department at the University of Iowa (How long does that usually take to get those records?), I had another idea.
For this holiday season, what if you were to let the sick kids/parents park free, thereby allowing the parents the opportunity to give their children a little extra in their sock this Christmas, sorry, holiday season? An extra $18 a day is real money for these youg people and what a difference you and the U of I Parking Department could make in these childrens' lives. This is a real win-win situation.
Come January 2, you could again start to charge all the sick kids $18 a day for, well, being sick.
For more than 50 years, I have been viewing our government from a conservative perspective. We are told that governing requires compromise to move the ball. I believe that is true. However, it seems to me the ball kept inching toward the left with every compromise. That has been true for over 40 of these years. Government just keeps getting bigger and more intrusive. It also gets more complicated and counterproductive.
I am pleased to endorse Mark Winkler for Coralville City Council. I have known and worked with Winkler for three years and have always found him to be dependable, efficient and knowledgeable. His willingness to consult for my Iowa-City-based company, ProofreadingPal.com, has helped us improve our processes by learning from our customers. We’ve grown substantially over the last three years, creating more than 40 new jobs not only in the Iowa City/Coralville area, but all over the world.
Winkler has vast experience in the corporate world and he knows how to grow a business. I believe these characteristics make him an excellent candidate for Coralville City Council.
David Fesler would like to remind everyone that there is “Early Voting” at the Coralville Public Library on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00
AM - 4:30 PM. Sunday, November 3, noon to 4:00 pm
We have all heard how some elections seem to
be the most important in our life time.
There has been enough news coverage on
Coralville that includes the national level that it should be evident that this
election is one that determines a property tax increase and the impact to the
People’s economical and emotional concerns.
Concern turns into votes and voter turnout.
If there is enough concern then David Fesler
would be elected Mayor. Fesler grew up
in Coralville and tired of political rhetoric is placing his life on the
I am only asking for three months for the
people to see a difference without tearing everything down. People asked me to run. They want my background, experience and the
“Common Sense” that goes along with electing someone not currently serving on
the city council.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: State Rep. Dave Jacoby, a former member of the Coralville city council, is a mouthpiece for current city government and a frequent guest on KCJJ, a radio station that has a deal with the city...... the city (Coralville taxpayers) pays the station's rent. Taxpayers paying the rent of a privately owned radio station, imagine that.
Over the past two weeks, I have been cavalierly attacked by “Captain Steve,” the voice of KCJJ propaganda, and state Rep. Dave Jacoby. My infraction? Getting involved in the Coralville community.
As a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, I was eager to get involved in local politics. I began interning for a local citizens group in an attempt to educate the public on local issues and perhaps incite change in the current unsustainable path we are on.
"I have no idea what being a Republican means to those in Washington. This, however, is what being a Republican means to me."
Republicans; it’s not what we are that separates us from politics as usual, it’s who we are. And once we compromise who we are, the very foundation on which we stand begins to crumble. Remaining forever vigilant to our values and principles regardless of the opinion of others, defines us as those that live for the future, and learn from the past.
We as Republicans, Conservatives, Constitutional Patriots, believe that less government, a strong military and strong family values are the three core constitutionally based principles by which our Republic was founded, and should therefore be governed and represented accordingly. Any compromise to these key principles reflects nothing more than an exercise in mediocrity, a lack of integrity, and an unwillingness to stand up for what we truly believe.
Integrity says it all, it means adhering to a firm code of ethical standards, to rise above the fray and maintain a strong moral character, again, regardless of the opinion of others. It’s about honesty and truth, and the willingness to stand up for both. Most of all, it’s about you, the heart that beats within you, the conscience that guides you, and the soul that will one day leave you. Freedom and Liberty are not determined by politicians, political parties or governments, but rather guaranteed by natures God, and within that guarantee fall certain responsibilities to all mankind, to protect and preserve that which is most sacred to life as we believe it to be.
Being a true Republican isn’t about being a member of an organization. It’s about a way of life. It’s about God and natures law. It’s about Freedom, Liberty and responsibility and the opportunities they bring. It’s about free markets, capitalism and the ability to earn and live the American dream, and it’s about humanity, and the right to personally choose how to support those less fortunate. Republicans are made up of those that empower rather than enable. They take personal responsibility and accountability for whom and what they are, and they are unafraid to stand on the principles instilled in them by the One that placed them upon this earth. I’m proud to be a Republican, and I’m honored to be your friend!
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's what's NOT being talked about and should be: What you see is a city council that befriended local business and gained commercial development experience and is now using that development experience against those same local business leaders by going into direct competition with them. So it's a little frustrating to see city government punch local developers in the gut, elbow them out, to turn on local business like that instead of strengthen what WAS a good partnership. It's the city of Coralville that has brought in the outside help, like San Diego based Oliver McMillan for the IRL. Coralville has spurned the locals.
While many of the changes in Coralville have been for the better, I don’t fully share Mitch Gross’ rosy view. Although I appreciate the expanded library, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and some other developments that keep “old Coralville” vital to the community, I also see a downside — old business are lost, low-income residents are displaced, traffic becomes heavy, and our small-town life is forever gone.