Crystal, We Have A Problem

November 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Brendan for Crystal

by Jason Bradley

Wow. There’s not much more that I can say. That post speaks for itself. Our former mayor either has no idea how offensive this is, or just doesn’t care. I mean, she does understand that the KKK threatened and murdered African Americans in this country, right? Am I the only one that can see how racist this statement is? Ms Bowman goes on to quote MLK, while showing the absolute worst in character. Her Facebook feed is filled with posts that are full of misandry, name calling, and lewd jokes.

That should tell you all you need to know about Bowman as a person. It should also tell you something about the people that associate with her. I mean… birds of a feather flock together, isn’t that what they say? ReNae has found a like-minded soul in Julia Hill, and has had a hand in her running for the Ward 2 seat. I’m not saying Julia is a racist. I have no idea. I can tell you that she’s not too fond of people in general… or police. She certainly seems to have the same temperament as Ms Bowman. See below:

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Is this the kind of person we need on the city council? Is this someone that reflects our values? Six years ago, Crystal was very divided. We were upset about a lack of government transparency around County Road 81, Bottineau Light Rail, removal of homes and businesses for development, large bonding projects, annual property tax increases, condescending attitudes from elected leaders, slipping MN Green Step Cities in under the radar, dishonesty about whether to redevelop the airport, placing council people in the citizen spot on the West Metro Fire Board, forced footing drain and sump pump inspections, increased vitriol and denigrating residents with opposing viewpoints, and an unwarranted attack on the sitting chief of West Metro Fire. That’s just some of it. ReNae and Julia sound like they’re cut from the same cloth. Is this what we want? Clotheslining kids, calling minorities “Republikkkans”, tearing down our police, saying vile things about others (look at ReNae’s Facebook page), and more division? This isn’t the Crystal we’ve developed. It’s certainly not the one I want. We’ve come a long way in a few short years.

Most of us in this city agree on a lot of things, despite party. We don’t want a lot of debt. We don’t want high taxes. We don’t want excessive regulation over our property or how we earn a living. We’ve got a city that is paying off debt, has silenced train horns, has commissioned residents to review and clean up our list of city codes, removed duplicative taxes, used social media to communicate to residents exactly what the council will be and has been discussing, expanded housing options for home owners, saved money by contracting appropriate positions out through attrition, and so many more things. We have three candidates that have aligned themselves with ReNae and a single party along with its best interests (Kiser, Hill, Cummings). We have three that have remained nonpartisan, so that they can represent Crystal and its best interests (Seffren, Banks, Parsons). You have a decision to make today. Don’t despise the local races. Treat them all with importance and choose well.


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