Mar 7, 2009

Odds and Ends


Another week, more annoyances!

Lincoln Leadership Academy is the fifth Charter School approved by the Allentown School District, after first reluctantly accepting the concept with the Roberto Clemente School in 2001. This new school appears to be simply an extension of the education program at Life Church. Years ago students interested in leadership simply ran for a class office. Considering 80% of financing for the Charter Schools come from the School District, perhaps more public input is in order.

City Council passed a "Tin Knocker Law" concerning licensing duct work installers. More troubling than even expanding the bureaucracy at City Hall, was Council members deliberating with Union representatives from Philadelphia during a recess. I would remind Council members, especially Michael D'Amore, that he was elected to represent the taxpayers, not the unions. Those troubled by this current Council's inclinations, can take no consolation that as of this date, the Republican Party has no candidates running for City Council.

So far Allentownians have learned that a portion of "our" stimulus money will be used for low-income housing initiatives; This is the last thing Allentown needs. We have an enormous low income housing area, it's called center city. My expanded thoughts on this issue can be found at the bottom of this page, at a click spot called Molovinsky For Mayor. ( a figure of speech and platform for change, not a campaign )

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Retired ASD teacher here.

When you come right down to it, Allentown is still trying to deal with the Joe Daddona vision of Allentown that is still being promoted by the Alan Jennings of the world.

michael molovinsky said...

alan jennings is too good at what he does, and allentown has suffered for it. that sentiment of course is so politically incorrect, few people will add their name, although many agree back channel

Anonymous said...

Watach out for Mike Schlossberg for council. Jennings has sold him on all of the low-income garbage.

michael molovinsky said...

anon 1:18, i can assure you it was an easy sell. allentown has had detrimental housing initiatives for the last 25years, even during the republican administration. alan jennings could well be the most influential person in the lehigh valley. it was too good of a town to be thrown away, but political correctness even controlled those who knew better.

Anonymous said...

Retired ASD teacher here.

I do know this, the percentage of people in Allentown on the "receiving end" vs. the "providing end" is too high for my interpretation of a city that can prosper as we go forward.

michael molovinsky said...

posted by request

This is about the APA.
These fine folks have again perpetrated an unfathomable act on the five hundred block of Turner St. Yesterday morning I stepped out of my door to find one more parking space being removed from the block. There was a blue "severely handicapped only - $50.00 fine..." sign being jackhammered into the sidewalk. I already wait nearly an hour each evening after work to secure a parking space within a half a block or so from my home. there are thirty parking meters - now minus two for handicapped parking on the five hundred block.
There are about twenty two buildings, most of them multi-family dwellings with residents all vying for too few parking spaces.
There are many more driving residents than parking spaces.
Trinkles bar uses quite a few spaces also.
The Mayors office (of course) tried to pass me off to the APA claiming that they did extensive research and are surely excersizing their legal right to do so.. On my block there is a man living here for twenty plus years who suffered a stroke and hobbles to find a spot. there is also a woman with a metal hip, knee, and a rebuilt foot who limps up or down the block to find a space.I have damaged knees and ankles and sometimes am nearly crawling to get to my truck. AND there are more... NONE of us would even dream of claiming a piece of public street as our own. this is just plain discourteous.
Now there is one more space that must remain empty while the rest of us suffer. The people using the first handicapped spot seem to be in much better physical shape than many of the rest of us. They walk upright and easily stroll to THEIR parking spot. I have nothing against the handicapped but this is wrong.
I was beginning to negotiate for an empty building on my block (the one the new sign was placed in front of), but now I want no part of it, or for that matter this whole city full of thieving phony do-gooders.
The arrogant attitude and disregard for entire communities of hardworking, TAX paying citizens by our civic leaders is unbelievable.

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