IMPORTANT: Gainesville City Commission Meeting Tonight – GRU

From the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee:

To ACREC members and Concerned GRU Customers,
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A very important meeting is happening this week at the Gainesville City Commission on Thursday, 3/21, at 6:00 pm and your attendance is requested.  PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:45 TO GET A SEAT!!  The City is going to take a vote on MORE DEBT!!! They refuse to cut spending on “pet projects.” In summary, the UAB (Utility Advisory Board) had a meeting last Thursday to look at refinancing some existing bond and increasing our debt by another $200 million or so. The bonds would have been paid off over the next 5 years, but the CC (City Commission) doesn’t want to reduce spending to make this happen. So they want to refinance the bonds at a lower initial rate, but based on the repayment schedule GRU will have to increase what it pays back. Basically kicking the can down the road and making the situation worse! The CC is on record talking about the dire consequences of NOT doing the refi as GRU bond rates might get lowered. Well several hours before the meeting GM (General Manager) Ed Bielarski had been notified by the rating agency Fitch that some of GRU’s debt had been downgraded, but did not disclose this fact to the full board, but did share this with Commission Adrian Hayes-Santos and the UAB chair. The UAB voted for the refi and the $200+ million which the CC will be voting on at theThursday evening meeting. Bielarski withheld the news from the UAB board and effectively spun his presentation to make the UAB vote the way he wanted – which is what the CC wanted! So the UAB gives the CC cover for acting fiscally irresponsible AGAIN! (The reason for the downgrade was that GRU has too much debt! GRU needs the $200+ because they have burnt thru significant reserves and they don’t want to reduce the $38 million general fund transfer. The estimates are that they need to cut the budget by $12 million or by some number and raise taxes. They hate the word bankruptcy, but the debt is going to consume ever larger chunks of GRU cash flow and insolvency is a very real possibility!
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Filling the chamber is necessary to help stop the City Commission from taking GRU deeper into debt in the wake of a downgrade that was concealed from the public. You don’t have speak if you don’t want to, you can just echo what Wilbur Holloway, Nathan Skop and other GRU customers are going to say. If you want to speak, the leaders of our ACREC Local Government Affairs Committee (Wilbur Holloway and Darlene Pifalo) will be able to . This is another BAD DEAL for GRU customers! A lower credit rating hurts GRU customers!!
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PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR!!!!
We need as many people as possible!!!
STOP the Gainesville City Commission for taking GRU even deeper into debt.
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Meeting Location:
City Hall
200 E. University Avenue, Gainesville
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Please contact
Wilbur Holloway at
352-359-5677 for more information.

If Democrats Win the House They Will Chair Key Committees – STOP THEM

by Alan Berkelhammer:

This would not be good:

Judge Judy would not be happy if Republicans do not turn out on Election Day and let the Democrats take over the House.

But remember, this does not have to happen. You can help keep the gains of the last two years from being reversed by the Democrats (AKA Progressives, AKA Socialists), the prosperity, the low unemployment, the conservative Supreme Court justices, the reductions in bureaucratic regulations, the strong economic growth. Here’s a list of 52 Trump accomplishments. If you haven’t already voted, get out there and vote. And whether you have or not, talk to your friends, neighbors and relatives and let them know how important it is to vote to keep this train on the right track – LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY.

And when you hear people saying that the Democrats are going to win the mid-terms, whether it be in the media (print, radio or TV), in live conversations or in the pundit polls, just remember how wrong those polls were in 2016:

Exclusive — Donald Trump, Jr., Kevin McCarthy to Host Tele-Townhall with One Million Low-Propensity GOP Voters Ahead of Midterms

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By Matthew Boyle:

Donald Trump, Jr., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will host a teletownhall Sunday with a million low-propensity GOP voters, imploring them to get out to vote and back Republicans in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

““I can’t wait to join with Don Jr. again to rally the grassroots and help secure another House Republican majority,” McCarthy told Breitbart News.

“For months now, both Leader McCarthy and I have been doing everything in our power to help Republicans preserve our majority in the House,” Trump, Jr., President Donald Trump’s eldest son, added in a statement to Breitbart News. “For Republicans to be successful on Tuesday, we need our base to be motivated, and it’s our hope that this grassroots teletownhall is one way for us to make that a reality.” Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Comrade Andrew Gillum

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Dan Bongino: Andrew Gillum’s Radical Manifesto Doesn’t Belong in Florida — or America

Florida gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillam (D) and Ron DeSantis (R)

Dan Bongino

America’s men and women in law enforcement have fallen under attack by a fringe movement that seems focused on radically reinventing our way of life. However, the threat of that new reality is no longer just a faraway possibility, it’s a choice facing voters in the state of Florida right now — a choice that, come Nov. 6, will be made one way or the other.

Back in August, Tallahassee’s Mayor Andrew Gillum did something that seems rather easy to do in Florida: he shocked the political establishment and the pundit-class by upsetting the anointed Democratic front-runner. Now, as the Democrats’ unlikely nominee for Governor, Gillum is doubling down on his support to a radical, anti-police manifesto that calls for defunding police and releasing tens-of-thousands of criminals.

Dream Defenders is a group started after the Travon Martin shooting by an anti-America extremist. The group is now funded by George Soros and is recruiting and supporting wannabe-Socialist politicians like Gillum. The founder’s Twitter is peppered with statements like, “F— the police,” “F— the police until those cowards kill me,” and “I hope that I never have a buddy that becomes a Police Officer. I’ve realized I have a deep hate for all of them.

And, this manifesto that Gillum pledged his allegiance to isn’t any more grounded than the tweets from the founder. It reads, “Police were never meant to protect and serve me and you … Police and prisons have no place in ‘justice’ … Police and prisons aren’t just racist, but they work to enforce the separations of rich and poor.” Read the reat of this article at floridapolitics.com.

Trump’s Pick to Run DHS Allied with ‘Never Trump’ National Security Establishment

It was supposed to be DRAIN the Swamp, not HIRE It.

By John Binder

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not only previously worked alongside national security establishment figures who aligned themselves with the failed “Never Trump” movement, – she has also been endorsed by members of the defunct group.

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former official under President George W. Bush, was chosen by Trump to replace Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, who has been influential in moving forward on an initiative to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Allied with Nielsen are members of the failed Never Trump effort, many of whom penned open letters during the 2016 presidential election claiming Trump was “unfit” to serve as Commander in Chief.

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For instance, former Bush official Tom Ridge has praised Nielsen, calling her a “homeland security veteran” to the Washington Post and heaping more praise on her in the New York Times, where he called her “a patriot.”

Ridge, though, was one of 95 Republican establishment former national security officials who signed a letter opposing Trump in 2016 for his “America First” agenda.

Before signing the Never Trump letter, Ridge took it upon himself to publicly label Trump an “embarrassment” to the United States, opposing his then-proposed travel ban from foreign nations that have a history of exporting Islamic terrorists.

Following Trump’s historic victory, Ridge — a longtime amnesty advocate who has aligned himself with the pro-cheap labor wing of the Republican Party — continued to oppose Trump’s promises to secure the southern border. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

 

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