City Elections: Candidates Weigh In on Public Safety

Mayoral candidates Dave Eggers and Bob Hackworth and Commission Seat 3 candidates David Carson and Heather Gracy each took a moment on the Patch Podium to address public safety.

This week, we asked the candidates:

What do you think is the biggest public safety concern for Dunedin residents, and how do you plan to address it, if you are elected? 

Click on the candidate's name to read his or her response.


Commission Seat 3:

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-Ed Harris- October 17, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I was disappointed yesterday to find out the City had not yet got the On-line Permit system up and running. While at the City I asked why it was taking so long? The answer I got was that 1/4 of a million dollars had been set aside for computer upgrades and to start up on-line permitting. I was told the money was gone and they did not know exactly what happened to it. My question would be: Where did the money go and why? Also what can you, as a candidate do in the future to prevent 1/4 of a million dollars from just vanishing?
Anti-Westboro Baptist October 18, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Are you kidding me????? Gone???? Somebody needs to get to the bottom of this and report back to the people ASAP!
-Ed Harris- October 18, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Here's another question that still needs to be answered: Did the Commission or two or more members meet and decide public policy breaking Sunshine Laws in regards to the Registry issue? Mrs Julie Ward Bujalski made it very clear in public that "we" have put this issue aside. Who is We? Dave Carson was clear to speak up and say he did not. I've heard from others that Mr Barnette and Mrs Scales have no clue of any meeting. Yet we have not heard back from our Mayor or Mrs Julie Ward Bujalski. If she misspoke then admit it and move on. If there are meetings going on outside the guidelines of the Sunshine Laws then that too needs to come to light. People are starting to think there may be a pattern of activity and we need to get to the bottom of it. Still no movement on the Registry Issue. I would strongly suggest residents and business owners who care about this issue show up at the next meeting so we can show the commission that we need them doing the job we hired them to do and not just putting things off because they don't find it worthy of their time.
Anti-Westboro Baptist October 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Mr Harris have you heard, seen or gotten answers to the questions you asked or is everyone still dodging you hoping you'll forget. Lol
-Ed Harris- October 24, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Update on information, first I found out from the City today that the money that was to be set aside for the permitting on-line program was not lost, it has not been found. In Jan-Feb 2013 the city hopes to of saved or gained enough revenue to fund this project, so while it is a budgeted project, it is budgeted solely based off if we have the money left over from other areas. The $ amount was $200,000 not $250,000 So the good news is it should still happen! The money never vanished or was used in other areas, the money was just not there yet.


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