Where’s Marty? Who should replace him?

September 13, 2006

marty.jpgA week ago, we woke to find that not only the Community Maritime Park had passed, but that the district that voted heaviest for the park was Marty’s.

Since then, the District 4 councilman has been invisible. He failed to show up for the council committee meetings on Monday.

The rumor is that Donovan may resign and form an environmental group to fight the park.

If Marty resigned – who do you think should be appointed to replace him?

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17 Responses to “Where’s Marty? Who should replace him?”

  1. Pensacola Pete Says:

    Donno has shown how to accept defeat: hide and pull the covers over your head and wish it all away. I hear he was last seen clicking the heels togther on his ruby slippers and chanting the mantra “there’s no place like home.”

    As to a replacement, how about someone from the Pensacola Young Professionals? Get someone in there that still has a pulse and an open mind, not to mention a good education and some street cred.

    I hope to god Donno does resign and stays a private citizen. I’m sure he has plenty to do stirring up resentments in his own family and attending to his real estate empire. If he does come back with a PAC to attack the park, I’ll buy the first wooden stake.

  2. Looking to the Future Says:

    I think District 4 would be best represented by a Soccer Mom. They made a huge difference for Grover and could rally the troops to effect big changes in the district…Thoughts:

    Cyndi Bonner
    Karla Trawick
    Jennie Whibbs

  3. o'brien fan Says:

    great idea Looking to the Future – I hope we will see some interest among the young people residing in District 4. Come on, throw out some more names

  4. Jason Says:

    That’s Donno…putting the “mental” back in “environmental”.
    As a young professional, I have to agree that we, (as a demographic…not the PYP group specifically) are underrepresented in local government. It would be great to see a 20 or 30 something on the council. The “soccer mom” idea also has a lot of merit. The bottom line is that the city council members should, to some degree, resemble the “average” citizens of their respective districts. Obviously Mr. Donovan doesn’t truly represent his district’s thinking. At least not on the park issue.
    And just out of curiosity, other than the fact that it would be political suicide, is there any reason Mr. Donovan can’t stay on the council and start an “environmental group” to fight the park? Would that legally be considered a conflict of interest?

  5. Maren Says:

    The list of young professionals that are now MOMs is endless. This is the perfect situation for any MOM who is already deeply involved in our community. This would be a wonderful voice to add onto an already great city council.
    Let’s hope the opportunity presents itself. Here’s to the best for our community…I am so excited about our future!!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    OH yes, SO excited!! you know? All of the like $10.00/hr service jobs we are going to like get! you know? All of the Great you know? like polite tourists we are going to attract and get to like cowl towl to!! Finally something like to do here,you know, because this place is SOoo boring now! you know? The civic center( that we paid for) will go out of buisness and we can use it for parking! We’ll all buy season tickets to pelicans games!! Yeah!! I’m sooo excited!!you know? Then we can vote Marty out, no wait he’ll just like maybe like go away!!! Then we can get a “slim shady” like person to fill the gap!!!you know? Like how like exciting is that?? IT’S a NEW beginning for like pensacola!!!! like YEAH!!!! Maren? Like I’m MORE excited thaan like YOU!!!!you know?

  7. If Only Pensacola Had More SMARTanonymASSES Says:

    we would be SOoo much better off. Being a critic is simple – being a solution provider is a lot more difficult

    You go Maren –

  8. Unanimous Says:

    Marty’s Motto “Tis better to do nothing, just say no, resist change, and stand still than to risk a mistake”

  9. Unanimous Says:

    Who should replace him ? His empty seat would be an improvement.

  10. Magnanimous Says:

    But a Magic 8 Ball and put it in Marty’s chair. Whenever there’s a vote, just give the surrogate Marty a good shake and turn him over and read his opinion. Would probably make better votes than “don’t call me i’m busy” Donno.

  11. Arsenous Says:

    A Magic 8-ball has stuff inside it, unlike Marty’s head.

  12. Real Deal Says:

    Maybe Todd Leonard? He can do any and everything. He is smarter than any and everyone. Any mistakes he has ever made,so what, Tom will rationalize away through scripture. I could not think of a better person for this, and I think it pays better than school board, anyway. Maybe Doug Waters will get involved, and it will be like Rock em Sock em Robots. Uh, oh, if Doug got involved it might be too close a race. too many questions… But Todd, He’s a walking idol of the Lord’s Perfection, and he has a loyal group of friends that would support him, no matter what, even if he commited a series of Axe murders–Stout would find a way to say it was okay. Run, Todd, Run!! Go get em’ tiger!!! Run–you can do it!!!!!!

  13. Maren Says:

    Anonymous…THINGS ARE WHAT YOU EXPECT THEM TO BE,and I just happen to believe in Pensacola and CHOOSE to have a positive outlook. It must be really hard being you…what an effort it must be just to muster some postive thoughts and actually take a chance on something. Pensacola is going to benefit from many of it’s citizens now being actively involved and taking ownership of the future. Try some new shoes and come join the rest of us in making Pensacola a great place…it takes courage my friend!!!!! Beliefs are only ideas until someone challenges them and we are all better people for having been asked what we want for our city…we know now,without a doubt, where we are going and what we want for our future…you now have a choice anonymous… fish or cut bait…this is a big big world and I am sure you can find somewhere to be a bit happier.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Maren, you know, when the like ball park like fails, like will you help pay for like you know for it??? No you will like want the tax payers to like pay for it. you know you are like the rest of the like like non tax paying crowd you know. I’m SOOO excited that you like want to spend like you know MY tax $$$ this like way, you know!

  15. Maren Says:

    Get over yourself anonymous…I certainly hope you are some grumpy old man because if not you sure have one long crappy life ahead of you…

  16. Maren Says:

    like read it again anonymous…
    THINGS ARE WHAT YOU EXPECT THEM TO BE,and I just happen to believe in Pensacola and CHOOSE to have a positive outlook. It must be really hard being you…what an effort it must be just to muster some postive thoughts and actually take a chance on something. Pensacola is going to benefit from many of it’s citizens now being actively involved and taking ownership of the future. Try some new shoes and come join the rest of us in making Pensacola a great place…it takes courage my friend!!!!! Beliefs are only ideas until someone challenges them and we are all better people for having been asked what we want for our city…we know now,without a doubt, where we are going and what we want for our future…you now have a choice anonymous… fish or cut bait…this is a big big world and I am sure you can find somewhere to be a bit happier.

    what a bucket of like courage you like have…

  17. Jim McClellan Says:

    My guess is that anonymous is probably living off the “taxpayers” in one way or another. In my experience, the people who usually rant the most about how their tax dollars are used are the ones whose livelihoods and/or health care are financed by government.

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