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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Portune again commission president

Todd Portune's reign as president of the county commission will continue for another year. At the commission's re-organization meeting on Monday, Portune was again elected the board's president.

The process went like this: Portune introduced a motion nominating fellow Democrat David Pepper as temporary president. The motion passed unanimously and Pepper (his one act in his two minutes as the temporary board leader) nominated Portune as president. The motion passed unanimously (even Republican Pat DeWine voted "yes"). And Portune again took the reins.

He thanked his colleagues for the nomination and recounted some of the 2007 accomplishments.
"2007 was a very active year for this board," he said. "There were some significant reforms in terms of structure of county government and in streamlining and setting policies to be implemented by the board.

"Two budgets were voted on by this board which started with deficits.

We worked with first suburbs, school district and the Banks. We’re going to break ground before opening day."

One thing that didn't get done, Portune said, was a fix to the jail overcrowding problem.
Portune nominated Pepper as vice president. Portune plans to introduce his 2008 agenda on Wednesday.


at 6:43 PM, January 15, 2008 Anonymous Hamilton County Voter said...

Does the mean more over spent budgets and county employee layoffs? Hmmmm....

at 11:13 PM, January 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Does the mean more over spent budgets and county employee layoffs? Hmmmm....6:43 PM, January 15, 2008"

We certainly hope the commission will continue to trump the wRong wingnut whacko cronies and pull a swift boat, Rove state street boy's party line tactic and just say: YOUR FIRED !

Maybe the wRong wingnut cronies could then experience home foreclosure and the, not in my neighborhood, comfort of the drop-in center !

PATHETIC 'HypocRites" !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE, for a real, DEMOCRAT 2008 !

at 11:48 PM, January 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


The way the commission majority keeps flip-flopping positions, one would think they were foot-tapping, wRong wingnut whackos !

It doesn't surprise us that da da da whineR likes to watch !

But, cheer them on ?

PATHETIC 'family values'


at 1:59 AM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever it takes to balance the budget and keep the county in the black after a reign of Republicans spending like drunken sailors and giving business to their buddies through the public coffers

Painful? Yes, but we're all paying for the greed and corruption.

at 7:41 PM, January 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

All hail the Commissar.

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