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Further regarding the disingenuous Carla:
Fact: Mr. Lindner was unable to attend the candidate's forun for medical reasons and the host was apprised of this 10 days prior.
Fact: Mr. Lindner has made many appearances before the Board; Mr. Liberi has NOT
Fact: Mr. Lindner's investment in our community preceded his running for office. We want to be represented by a party who has historical knowledge and understanding of our community, not a johnny come lately like the non-participatory Mr. Liberi.
Fact:Not everyone can attend every hearing and event and that a parent may opt to spend time with his children is to be commended, not diminished, by those with too much time on their hands.

Who precisely is "trying to retain a failed model"? That is NOT what Mr. Lindner stated. On the contrary, Mr. Lindner wants to effect change.

Race is not an "elephant in the room" but a matter for thoughtful discourse.

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FACT: You are Steve Lindner's buddy committee person at St. Mary's, and did not disclose it when you started posting.

04-2 149 Steve Lindner 610.642.1433 St Mary's Church Ardmore
04-2 149 Jeri Thompson 610.658.2774 St Mary's Church Ardmore

FACT: When it comes to discussion of race, I am never anything but thoughtful, so I would be careful about what you decide to roll up and accuse me of.

FACT: I am fairly certain I have lived in this ward a lot longer than you have. I don't know who has lived in the township longer.

FACT: Steve Lindner has not been to more meetings than Dominic Liberi. Dominic also goes to many more community events, he has gone to EVERY billboard hearing. Dominic makes an effort. It was that honest effort, that genuine curiousity to learn what issues bothered me and my neighbors regardless of race, creed, or color that made me get to know him because let's face it the candidates fielded in this ward have a large legacy of service to live up to: Maryam and Ora before her.

FACT: Steve Lindner is selectively communicative. He doesn't exactly rush to respond to e-mails and phone calls, if at all.

FACT: Didn't Steve Lindner grow up in someplace like Yeadon? Hanging on Granny's porch doesn't necesarily make him qualified.

FACT: You make reference to the phrase "Why are we trying to retain a failed model". The thing is this, those aren't my words, they are his, so why are you asking me?
Reference: http://www.saveardmorecoalition.org/node/3787

Amending the code to limit development is limiting revitalization and growth opportunities. It is a waste of time to change the code without firmly acknowledging that private money won't come if the codes are too restrictive. A developer is driven by profit - like it or not. Financing is the primary obstacle to building less dense buildings, let's deal with the reality. Go to a lender with a 1-2 story project where more height is approved and see how quickly you get the loan. The trade off's may not be what everyone wants, but failure will be the result of our current trend. Why are we trying to retain a failed model? People move to LM for the services and quality of life. A historic district with no business district is a failure. How many people come to Ardmore to see the historic district buildings?

(You are not on the Ardmore Ad Hoc Committee nor do I recall someone with your name being there at recent meetings, and those were HIS words to that committee to be added into the record at the most recent meeting as he could not be there)

FACT: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. I am one with my God and can look in the mirror every day and know I am not "disingenuous Carla"

FACT: You do not know all and if you are Steve Lindner's voice on this blog, well then it is disappointing to discover he still has not found his own voice. See that's the thing, people aren't just voting for a political party, they are voting for an individual. And well, what is Steve's own voice? What are his passions and beliefs as thought of by HIM, not someone else? After all, it could be him up there on that podium come January . I want to know he is not only his own man, but that he will operate in the best interest of the community as a whole. And I have never had that comfort level. Your sudden interest in posting on his behalf only makes me worry more.

FACT: No, every person can't attend every event or hearing, but if one is running for public office they should at least try a little harder. Unless of course, if elected, that will be Mr. Lindner's M.O.? To attend what meetings he feels like attending?

FACT: If you want to bring Dominic into this, there is one thing I have learned about him (because I was rougher on him then I was on Steve), and that is this: Dominic learns the issues on his own and speaks for himself.

FACT: I am a community activist. My alliegance is not to political parties and candidiates. I call them as I see them. Also Ms. Thompson? No one can accuse me of not working hard in the communities in Lower Merion and elsewhere.

FACT: Your ilk who belong to the Democrats of LM are ruining the party (i.e. Unified Slate and wasn't he for that group?) If anyone is disingenuous here, well sister, it's not me.

FACT: If you are going to all this effort now, I am guessing somoene is not as confident as I thought they were which is very interesting.

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My simple views can be found by Clicking Here.

Scroll up the link for Carla's excellent analysis.

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~ As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

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For the record, I think Steve Lindner is a nice guy. I do. I've talked with him many times and I've found him always to be pleasant and interested in hearing my thoughts. He doesn't live in my Ward but we do share the same neighborhood.

I also have known Carla here for some time. She may be many things, but she's not disingenious. She's also thoughtful and interested. She has a different style though and serves a vital if sometimes iracable service in our community - that of keeping people accountable and on their toes. It's not always easy and she takes some flak for it (and hey, sometimes others like me get confused with her and also take some flak *smile*). Without her and others though all those lovely buildings on Lancaster Ave in Ardmore would already be gone and replaced with some sanitized "Downtown by Disney" development that would have none of the eclectic charm we have now.

Not liking her style is certainly fine. Calling it anything other than sincere, yeah, not so much. You can disagree. Just stick to the facts and the issues rather than the personalities. So, welcome to the boards. It's really a marvelous place. Keep to the issues, be prepared to be challenged, and make sure you can both back it up and keep the mind open.

Yes, he missed the October ArdWood Forum. He did make the May forum despite having made other plans. We all have jobs and families and such. When you ask to serve, that means that you're going to spend more time away from that private life. That's really the gig and I'm sure Steve understands that.He also understands and values Carla even as she ticks him off. I also sincerely hope he has thicker skin. Really. You've made yourself a public figure. Be prepared for all that entails.

JMHO

As always, these are my thoughts and do not represent any organization I am a member of. They're mine alone, like 'em or not.
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xf14ae - thank you. you do from whom you sprouted proud Smiling

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If this really is Jeri Thompson, please make it clear whether you are speaking for the Democratic Committee, or in your individual capacity as a committee person. You are an elected official and it is your duty to represent and communicate with the Democrats of your ward. I really don't understand why you would feel the need to do so without making clear who you are.

If this is not Jeri Thompson then the real Ms. Thompson should be informed ASAP so she can come forward and disavow these comments. Democratic committee elections are coming up next year, and she really should take steps to clear her name.

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All who read and write here know that Carla does the job our local paper does not. She is tough with politicians on both sides of the aisle. We all know the state of LMT government is a not at its best.

On this site we have recently seen the emails from local leadership and their hangers-on about how they desire to control the public and elections. If Steve Lindner has been chosen by this same team LMT is in a heap of trouble. Lower Merion BoC has plenty of Reed lackeys from both parties. We don't need one more. This is the point of asking tough questions of the candidates and challenging them.

Regarding Carla's statements about Steve's candidacy, Carla published Steve's public statements and commented on them. Steve has chosen to run for political office, which means his statements, actions and inactions are all open to public comment.
Calling Carla disingenuous for asking those questions looks more like a cover up to avoid the tough questions she is asking than a true rebuttal of her opinions.

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Thank you for being a true gem diamonddave Smiling
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