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Early Voting Begins Today
If you’re registered to vote in Washington County, you can vote beginning today at the Washington County Courthouse at the corner of College and Dickson. We strongly encourage you to do so. This year’s general election on November 4th will likely see record-setting crowds given the historical nature of the race. You can save yourself time by voting early. Sincere thanks to everyone...
Money, Money, Money
Has your salary jumped 28 percent since 2004? Has it gone up by about $12,000 in the last two years alone? Mayor Coody’s has. Take a look: 2001: $74,041.76 2002: $75,033.92 2003: $79,620.32 2004: $83,312.32 2005: $93,236.00 2006: $95,752.80 2007: $104,715.52 2008: $107,038.88 Mayor Coody’s campaign slogan is “Let’s Keep a Good Thing Going.” Now we...
Putting a Student Rep on City Council
At yesterday’s mayoral debate, sponsored by the ASG and held in the Union, Walt unveiled his idea to put a student representative on City Council. (The idea isn’t without precedent: The University of Iowa student body is represented on Iowa City’s City Council, and the University of California - Davis has similar representation, too.) Walt’s actively engaged students and...
Mayoral Candidate Claims Campus Awareness →
Catch Walt’s interview in today’s edition of The Traveler.
is at On The Rocks for the Young Dems-Drinking Liberally watch party.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
And we’re back to Hillcrest
Stopping at Grandview Apartments in south Fayetteville.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Just stopped at Seven Hills Homeless Shelter.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Just transferred at Hillcrest Towers to OTR’s Route 41, headed to the library, city hall, and then out 6th.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Stopping at the VA. Walt asked the two guys if either of them are veterans. One of them is. Spent time in Saigon training dogs.Headed down College again.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
The driver of the OTR bus is asking Walt if local cities can do more to promote public transportation options like OTR. We’re turning onto Gregg off Sunbridge.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
First stop on OTR after leaving the mall is Fiesta Square. Walt asked the driver for his opinion on speed tables. One of the passengers didn’t give the driver a chance to respond, shouting, “I hate ‘em!”They’re talking about Dickson now.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
The gentleman who rides this bus everyday just told Walt, “I hope you get it, because I sure don’t like the guy we got.”At which point the other guy jumped in to say, “You got my vote, too, because you’re out here checking things out.”We just pulled out of the mall and are headed south again.”You can’t run for mayor if you don’t know...
Just hopped off the Red bus, now jumping on the OTR bus that pulled up right behind us. Two guys on the bus, one visiting from Jonesboro. The other’s sister works for the Salvation Army. Both guys and the driver are susrprised and happy to see a mayoral candidate out riding public transportation.One of the two guys just complimented Razorback Transit, but the other jumped in to say it...
Very few people on the bus right now are UA students, showing how much our community relies on Razorback Transit.Jason, the twenty-something guy that hopped on with us at Center and School about forty-five minutes ago, just hopped off at Washington Regional. It’s one of his two jobs.Just stopped at the Health Department and Pediatric Clinic. -gSent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Leaving Union Station, bound for North Hills Medical Park, the Mall, and more. -gSent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Waiting for the Red bus at the Union. -gSent via BlackBerry by AT&T
We’re about to set off from the corner of Center and School. -gSent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Today we’ll be using hellotxt to update our Twitter, Brightkite, and Tumblr accounts during our little road trip. -g
Words of Support
People throughout our community continue to send letters of support to local papers. Check out this letter from Gwen Darling: I am writing to publicly endorse Walt Eilers for mayor of Fayetteville, and to encourage Fayetteville voters to really stop and think about the best way to keep a good thing going. I believe it’s important to point out that although I have been very active in the...
(From this week’s campaign newsletter) Fayetteville’s primary governmental responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of its citizens. This is done through budgeting for appropriate police, fire and rescue and ambulance services, as well as training, equipment and compensation. Our public safety personnel do an exceptional job protecting and serving our citizens, but we must give...