Wednesday, December 08, 2004

My Official Response to the Recall Petition

Councilor Jim Mautino and I are honored that you, our constituents, elected us as your voice in city government.

We both took an oath to be good stewards of your government. We further promised, during our campaigns, to ensure that Tulsa’s city government serves all Tulsans and not just a favored few.
We promised to serve you with integrity. By keeping these promises, we have angered many who have previously benefited financially from old practices.

We agree with Mayor LaFortune who said recall “hampers our effort to find real solutions to the problems facing” Tulsa.

We agree with the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa when they say this recall:

  • Would be a waste of time, energy and money.
  • Contains accusations in this petition that do not specify reasons for recall which are consistent with Oklahoma law.
  • Effectively disenfranchises you, the residents of District 2.
    Jim Mautino and I thank you for allowing us to serve you as Tulsa city councilors.

We promise to continue to work hard ensuring your business in city government is conducted with integrity.


Anonymous said...

Mssrs. Medlock and Mautino have committed NO act that warrants an Election Recall.

The Recall Effort is being stage managed by members of the Metro Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of a Greedy, Grasping Old Man named Poe. Bob Poe is an embarrassment to that once good organization.

The Recall group calls itself the Coalition for Responsible Government 2004. Its purpose is dark and twisted. Those allied behind the Recall effort are contemptible greedheads, worthy of only our derision, but not our mercy. In the words of a politically active, young local leader, those dark forces are Evil. Strong word: Evil.

The Reform Alliance needs our Support to be equally Strong. Please, give the Reform Alliance the support it needs.

But, Mssrs. Medlock & Mautino need to remember: You can't win by trying to "out-nice" the Forces of Evil. I say,

"Cry Havoc, and let slip the Dogs of War!"

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Sounds like Tom Coburn likes to surf Chris' blog.

ted said...

Anonymous: I think I love you.

Anonymous said...

One must admire “the no holds barred” posting to educate the voters. As you are aware the dinosaur you councilors are questioning has thousands of dollars of the taxpayers money at their disposal to defend any changes to the status quo that has existed for eighty-three years. The sleeping dinosaur will raise its head and you will feel the heat from the fire it breathes.
The League of Women Voters was very outspoken at the charter amendments meetings but they got nowhere with their suggestions.
The World Editorial 12/10/04 speaks of changing the charter but the one we paid $23,000 to change the previously submitted charter said it was only amendments to the existing charter. You have our full support. The status quo must change before the city can grow within the thousands of acres of undeveloped land inside our fence lines. We need new people with new ideals on the authorities