Archive for Guest Editorials

Concerns over the rewritten Lakeside nuisance ordinance

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments Print

Guest editorial by Gene Gannon As promised: This editorial contains the sections that I referred to in my public comment at the city council meeting. I am a long time resident of Lakeside. I wanted to share some concerns I, and others, have over the rewritten proposed nuisance ordinance 14-279. Specifically: 1. Section 2.2.050 Continuous […]

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Welcome to the conversation

Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest editorial by Michael Armstrong Eilene, welcome to Lakeside. My family and I have called Lakeside home for over 30 years, I hope you grow to love it here as much as we do. For sure there has been controversy and ongoing feuds over certain subjects, one of which has seemed to center around the […]

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Full information missing from Chapter IV

Mar 25, 2014 7 Comments Print

Chapter IV Mar 25, 2014 1 Comment Print Full information missing from Chapter IV Guest Editorial by Eilene Seets , a new Lakeside citizen. Guest Editorial “Chapter IV” by Michael Armstrong (Mar 05, 2014): “City Recorder/Manager Kelling is incorrectly trying to lump the South Coast Employment Corporation (SCBEC) contract and Lakeside Senior Center Inc. rent […]

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Driven by concern for the community

Mar 22, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong I appreciate all who volunteer, its not always easy. Having said that, it is imperative that City Councilors familarize themselves with federal, state and local law. As well as, Lakeside’s ordinances, resolutions, charter, and council rules. Concern for my community is what drives me to report on my interpretation and […]

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To the citizens of Lakeside

Mar 16, 2014 2 Comments Print

Guest editorial by Naomi Parker I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the citizens of Lakeside. I will try to explain my resignation. I have thought about resigning for many months and my decision was based on many things. I did not take this decision lightly. I do apologize to the many […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter VI

Mar 10, 2014 3 Comments Print

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong My idea of what the council should address are the real and pressing issues facing all citizens, say for instance crime. How about exploring a Community Development Block Grant for a new Library/City Hall/Emergency Shelter complex that could double as a citizen shelter and emergency command center in times of […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter V

Mar 07, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong City Recorder/Manager Kelling was hired from a pool of candidates and was supposed to be the best among them according to the councilors who gave him the nod. Lakeside should not be an on the job training site for City Recorder/Managers. Kelling in his short tenure, I believe, has made […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter IV

Mar 05, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong City Recorder/Manager Kelling is incorrectly trying to lump the South Coast Employment Corporation (SCBEC) contract and Lakeside Senior Center Inc. rent agreement into one contract for the seniors. There has always have been two separate items. Lakeside Senior Center Inc. now is only a squatter tenant of the city, occupying […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter III

Mar 02, 2014 1 Comment

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong Homeless squatters in Eugene occupy city property called “whoville,” where they live rent-free. We have Lakeside Senior Center Inc. occupying a city building rent-free, for the past 4 years. Another month has gone by without Lakeside Senior Center Inc. paying the rent owed the city for the building they have […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter II

Feb 25, 2014 4 Comments

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong What could be so difficult for Lakeside City Council to decide to renew the contract with South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) for the senior nutritional meals program? Lakeside city government has had a contract with SCBEC since the early 1990’s. Lakesides existing contract recently expired, and Councilor Parker wanted […]

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