Hummer: Council needs mediator

By JON HAWLEY

The Daily Advance

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City Council needs a third-party mediator to “intervene” in its personal divisions and communication breakdowns, Mayor Pro Tem Anita Hummer said Tuesday.

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I don't know

I struggle to pay my cable tv bill each month and then while riding by the projects Sheep Harney? I cant help but notice that almost every unit has either Direct TV or Dish.I would say this group of residents are very progressive, especially when we live in an area where you can recieve over 15 channels with just rabbit ears

What this city needs

are adults to run it and not a bunch of children and racist pawns and their queen. Thanks, Bill, I was wandering the same thing. And if you didn't know, Putney Swope was a very interesting 1969 movie. And Detroit is still in the USA with the last 3 letters that say it all, you just have to move them around. My beloved Elizabeth City is quickly becoming the Detroit of the South. Go figure why!!

Progressive Black Middle class eh???

Being black myself, that was a ridiculous statement to make. Are you really serious? Last time, I noticed, I promoted my own financial status not the mayor of my state or city which I am glad to say is not Elizabeth City, North Carolina right now. Olson cannot create jobs geared for Black people only so forget it. I think we are dealing with a bunch of so called educated fools. I believe if you want your 40 acres and a mule, you had better be ready to plow the field!!! The racial overtones that I am constantly hearing over and over from certain people is RIDICULOUS!

Bravo!

I applaud your comments!

What this City needs

are adults to run it and not a bunch of children and racist pawns and their queen. Thanks, Bill, I was wandering the same thing. And if you didn't know, Putney Swope was a very interesting 1969 movie. And Detroit is still in the USA with the last 3 letters that say it all, you just have to move them around. My beloved Elizabeth City is quickly becoming the Detroit of the South. Go figure why!!

“No lie shall live forever”.

“No lie shall live forever”. You have to like a person who ran on unity on City Council and the first time one of the council members was not there, King makes a motion to fire the City Manager. Thank you Mr. Spence. Mr. Brooks is not going to be happy until there is more diversity at the top. However, I have to question if they are successful in firing Mr. Olsen, who in their right mind would want to come to this city and it’s divided council to even work (unless Mr. Brooks already has someone in mind). They would have to be crazy to come to a council that is constantly hounding you and trying to fire you. Thank you Mr. Olsen. Your work is appreciated.

Not in City Manager's job description.

I thought it was the job of the NAACP to "build a black progressive middle class", not the City Manager. Looks like we've got another idiot elected to City Council. Where's Rachael Maddow now?

YOU ARE RIGHT. AS LONG AS

YOU ARE RIGHT. AS LONG AS NAACP IS BEHIND WHAT THIS COUNCILMAN DOES, THE BIGGER IDIOT HE WILL BE.

Not in City Manager's job description.

I thought it was the job of the NAACP to "build a black progressive middle class", not the City Manager. Looks like we've got another idiot elected to City Council. Where is Rachael Maddow now?

It is always so interesting to see Ms. Hummer

act so distressed by the actions of the very people she has repeatedly supported, worked for their election, traded support for assistance in her own elections, etc. etc., etc. She and she alone in my opinion, is responsible for the lack of progress a city council could have facilitated for this community. She acts one way during election time and readily agrees to support those whose aim is to make sure every opportunity for anyone other than a minority is stymied. Maybe some forget, I do not. She ALWAYS plays both sides to promote her own ambition. Don't bore me with all she does for the second ward. She makes alliances with people whom she knows have demonstrated an interest in dividing the community as much as possible. All you have to do is read the unanimous commentary by the dividers about how no dialogue will make a difference. That demonstrates they have one agenda and that that agenda is furthered by promoting division. For that reason they have no interest in remedy.The only time she switches allegiance is when the dividers demonstrate she is not going to orchestrate their actions and they do not need her. If she can't be their Queen, she scrambles to the other side to try and position herself to be someone elses.

Not his job, Mr. King

Tuesday, King said Olson was a “good man” and improved the city’s financial health over his 10-year tenure, but has done little to nothing to build a “progressive black middle class.” Since when is it the responsibility of the CITY MANAGER to manage the income level (education, morals, self-discipline, etc, which are all factors) of a block of people?

Putney Swope

Putney Swope

Just what does this mean?

Just what does this mean?

Attention Brooks and King

Like it or not, the problem with "your neighborhoods" is that your poor entitlement thinking people are waiting for yet another handout. Here's the truth. Any successful individual in this country, or for that matter, anyone with a reasonably good standard of living, hasn't sat on their duffs and waited for handouts. THEY WORKED FOR WHAT THEY HAVE! So those who sit around on their lazy a**es with their hands out are never going to rise above what they are now. You both can play the race card all you want to, but it's not a race issue, it's a culture of welfare entitlement issue. Blacks are no longer a minority, but they are a majority when it comes to receiving responsibility and accountability free handouts.

and never

has a group of people been offered so much and done so little with what they have been offered, enough is enough

the problem

is that Brooks and King are Racist in the worst way. We don't need a mediator, and you really don't want to know what I'd like to happen to these two which would solve this problem. It's not Olsen's job to bring minority entrepreneurship to the city or improve race relations. He does a good job even with Walton, Brooks and now King trying to undermine him.

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