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September 26, 2016

Yarbrough for Galveston mayor

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  • Island Runner posted at 7:25 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    You said it all and said it correctly. Jim Yarbrough is the only clear choice. He will get things done once Beeton is out of the way and Mafrige goes back to his good ole boys.

  • Jarvo posted at 7:25 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 674

    One sentence about JY, the balance running EB down. Just makes EB stronger. Maybe this election
    Won't be as close as folks think.

  • IHOG posted at 10:57 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Are JY's "good ol boys" better than Mayfridge's "good ole boys"?
    JY's good ole boys want you to vote for JY because he's promised them a share of the tax funded goodies.
    Who has the most good ole boys expecting the most from tax funded goodies?

  • Jake Buckner posted at 1:24 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    This article cracked me up! Come on, guys! Platitudes about Jim Yarbrough aren't telling me a thing about his abilities as a mayor. I can't tell that he cares about this city at all. He comes across as a hired gun, and a pompous one at that.

    Ever since his performance at the GDN forum, I think of him as a purveyor of silly visions and, even worse, the pro-public-housing candidate! I know it's not popular to say so, but public housing is still an important issue for the Island. Jim Yarbrough will absolutely roll over and let it happen. He as much as said it.

    Those denigrating Elizabeth Beeton are simply pointing out why she's the right choice: She has a strong background and strong opinions and recent experience dealing with the very issues facing Galveston.

    Remember that each of the issues you point to has citizens/voters with the opposite viewpoint from you -- maybe more of them!

    For every short-term rental owner, there are a hundred neighbors sick of nearby properties being used as party houses. For every hotelier and his hired-gun architect, there are a thousand citizens who don't want a new high-rise in their front yard. For every developer watching the TIRZ 11 closure battle, there are ten thousand taxpayers wishing for a 2-cent tax reduction. And I bet the vast majority of Galvestonians would STILL vote against a pro-public housing candidate.

    No, Elizabeth Beeton is the candidate who would do a good job for Galveston. Her heart is in it, she's one of us, and she knows what needs to be done. It's just not what YOU think needs to be done, and to me that's comforting.

  • confusedemmy posted at 6:21 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 345

    Jake, I really wish I knew you.

    I also wish you would submit these comments as a letter to the editor - in rebuttal to the letter you are commenting on. Your comments are usually very good, but this one is spot-on and I think the reading (and hopefully voting) public should see it.

    Thanks for your support!

  • Jarvo posted at 7:07 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 674

    No doubt in my mind Jake would make a great council member.. Though I have never meant him he emulates what the majority of the island residents think .
    Both east and west. Hopefully one day , he will throw his hat in the ring. It would be a
    Good day for the Island.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 5:44 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Thanks for your kind words, Jarvo. It would have to be after Terrilyn Tarlton serves out her terms. I could never beat her, and wouldn't want to. She's doing a great job.

    As I've said before, I can't see running against a Council member who's doing a good job. These are volunteer positions, and should be filled by people who wish to do something for others, not those seeking notoriety for themselves. With that as my guidepost, I wouldn't run unless I were dissatisfied with the incumbent. There are plenty of other volunteer opportunities. Again, thanks, Jarvo.

  • gecroix posted at 6:57 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6177

    Need more of that to be more common in more places.
    These days, it's usually on the shelf by the ambergris, right above the unicorn horn sharpeners...[beam][beam]