This will be one of the most important elections held in Carmel since Mayor Brainard was first elected, and like many other people, I want to see Mayor Brainard defeated. We have two prominent members of the community running against him, but which one do we want as our next mayor. My personal choice is Councilman, John Accetturo. I believe he is better qualified thru his education and experience than Mr. Spieglman. I do not know either man personally and I do not believe personal feelings should enter into who one decides to vote for in elections. So far, thru his actions, Mr. Accetturo has convinced me that he is more truthfully interested in the citizens and City of Carmel’s future. Mr. Accetturo has agreed to debate in the up-coming League of Women Voters Carmel Mayoral Debate on April 12th, 2011. I do hope that Mr Spieglman and Mayor Brainard join him. If neither one nor the other or both do not show, that will send a message to every Carmel citizen…………
As for the City Council, the following should be re-elected: Rick Sharp, Luci Snyder, Eric Seidensticker and possibly Kevin Rider. I believe these four people have kept the mayor from putting the city in much deeper debt than it is. All of the other incumbent council members need to be replaced with new blood. Of the few new people running for the council (and there are not enough) I believe Carol Schlif, John Koven and Wayne Wilson should be elected.
It seems to me that mayor Brainard wants to turn Carmel into “Car-mel by the Sea”, a vacationers’ paradise where only the rich can survive and the average “Joe Citizen” is not welcome. I can see the vacation ads now: “Come to Indiana and vacation in the State’s Little Super City, Car-mel by the Corn Fields”….besides the wonderful music and plays in the Palladium and new play house, we have a petting zoo, corn shucking contests and swimming in the drainage ponds around our office buildings. Of course you will have to share the ponds with a few geese and “gators”. There will be a nominal fee for all of these delightfully, fun events because our Mayor has managed to (with the help of the CRC) accumulate an enormous debt and he needs your hard-earned dollars.
This is only chapter one folks. Stay tuned for chapters 2, 3, etc. and then GET OUT AND VOTE !!!!!!!!!