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by Staff | Dec 2, 2013 11:46 am

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Mayor-Elect Toni Harp’s transition team’s website opened for business Monday, with a request for New Haveners to send in ideas for how run the government.

Harp won the Nov. 5 general election to become New Haven’s first-ever female mayor, starting Jan. 1.

Click here to visit the site.

And click here to visit a page seeking public input for the team.

“As we prepare for this next chapter in New Haven’s history we will make every effort to glean information from every corner of the city and beyond, and the interactive nature of this website is part of that – we want to set up a digital dialogue with all who choose to participate,” Harp is quoted as saying in a press release.

The site also has a section for people to apply for mayoral appointments.

In advance of the website’s launch, Independent readers offered the transition team specific advice on some pressing questions facing Harp’s administration. Click here to read about that and join in.

Paul Bass Photo Harp said that people without access to computers can snail-mail her ideas at P.O. Box 3308 Westville Station, New Haven, CT 06515. An app is on the way, too, according to the team.

 

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posted by: robn on December 2, 2013  12:11pm

Public Works deals with hard infrastructure and waste management.
Parks deals with the natural environment and recreational programs.

They’re both industrialized with large scale tools but their mission statements are completely different.

Merging them would be like merging the tax office and the registrar of voters because they both use paper. It makes no sense.

posted by: Threefifths on December 2, 2013  1:52pm

Snake-Oil being sold.Most of the jobs will stiil be give out by Political Patronage,Most of the Old Guard faction will be kept on and she will now have to pay back the Political Shylocks.

http://youtu.be/wD3xhzuTrhA

posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on December 2, 2013  7:21pm

Threefifths,
Give the sister a break.  She hasn’t even been sworn in and your trying to besmirch her character already. 

If your guy Kermit were to win, he too would been doing the very thing your accusing Toni of doing.  Would you have made these rediculous comments then? Absolutely not!

Does she have to recognize those who faught hard and assisted in financing her campaign in order to help her win? She should. 

This woman is nobodies fool bro.

In case you didn’t know my friend, every single person who runs for public office received help from someone.

Now see if you can get in where you fit in to help advance the city in a positive way.

Toni is reaching out to the very public in whom she represents.  A brilliant move on her part.

posted by: nhstudent4ever on December 2, 2013  11:39pm

I like the way the jobs are set up and how it’s linked from her site. The application for mayoral appointment isn’t working (from the city’s site). I didn’t support Mayor Harp in the election but I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt. The website is a good first step to being accessible and transparent.

posted by: J.R. Logan on December 2, 2013  11:52pm

I plan to submit some ideas but I am curious what others will submit. Even if not selected as the to be implement by the transition team administration it would be helpful to know where ideas line up. The ideas from others could be useful in understanding where there might be citizen lead efforts. Will the submissions be published or aggregated in some way? I guess my first idea to submit to the system should be to create a mechanism for publicly sharing what is submitted.

posted by: J.R. Logan on December 2, 2013  11:56pm

I went ahead and submitted. Since I am preaching transparency I guess I should share the idea I submitted.

“It would he helpful to know what others had submitted as ideas. Ideally a public digital format where submitted ideas are posted as they come in.  By seeing what people have written before, ideas may be built upon and discussed. In addition people might have ideas that are great but not something that government can easily implement.  Making the submissions public enables other entities such as citizen group and nonprofits to discover shared ambitions and independently collaborate.”

posted by: Threefifths on December 3, 2013  10:24am

posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on December 2, 2013 6:21pm

Threefifths,
Give the sister a break.  She hasn’t even been sworn in and your trying to besmirch her character already.

Give her a break.Look her character is already gone.All one has to do is look at her backers.Like I said the the Political Shylocks must be paid back.Also what is the saying.Show me your friends.I will show you who you are.


If your guy Kermit were to win, he too would been doing the very thing your accusing Toni of doing.  Would you have made these rediculous comments then? Absolutely not!

First look at were Kermit got his money to run from.He got most of it from the graasroot people.Look at were harp got her money from real estate developers and out state money.The major of harps money was not from the people.Also as Warner Wolf would say Let’s Go to the Videotape.Look at how Kermit step to Dan malloy and Look how Harp stepped in to the governor’s defense.This show me she will protect the machine.Kermit did not protect the machine.

http://youtu.be/XHyHQnxHlJ0

Toni is reaching out to the very public in whom she represents.  A brilliant move on her part.

For now.She is currently enjoying a honeymoon” with the voters.This honeymoon will end on January 1, 2014 and the pay backs to the plutocracy will start.

P.S. These are your words.Toni does however, owe newhallville, the Hill and Fairhaven a huge amount for her victory.  Let’s see where her loyalty lies. Let us see?

posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on December 3, 2013  5:34pm

Threefifths,

I stand by everything I say.  I could’ve simply hid like others by putting a white sheet and hood over my name to mask who I really am.  But fortunately for me, I was raised by a mother who taught me to stand up and have “me” and not others define the depth of my character.

Point 1. “Look her character is already gone.All one has to do is look at her backers.”

One can say the same thing about your candidate Mr. Carolina. I personally don’t see it that way, but others have mentioned it.

Point 2. “First look at were Kermit got his money to run from.He got most of it from the graasroot people.” 

Toni didn’t get her donations from serial killers or terrorist.  She received her donations from friends and individuals in whom she’s done favors.  The idea that a candidate receives most of their donations from local individuals somehow denotes their loyalty to the city is preposterous. The former mayor of Detroit received the bulk of his donations locally also.  And he’s in jail.!

With regards to Toni’s loyalty to Newhallville, the Hill and Fair Haven, I stand by my remarks unequivocally.  After the Primary, unfortunately, the race between Toni and Elicker turned into a race based solely on skin color. 

Had it not been for the three aforementioned areas of support, in my view, Toni would not be the mayor today. 

Unfortunately, New Haven is now a city divided along racial lines. 

For years as State Senator, Toni enjoyed the support of certain people in her district.  As a mayoral candidate, however, she found herself having lost many, while spending ample time courting them to be supportive, with many to no avail.

On the other hand, her loyalty was steadfast and unbreakable in Newhallville, the Hill and in Fair Haven. 

So her response to their needs should be likewise.

It would be wise for Toni to steer clear from installing people that individuals like, but rather install people that individuals respect.

posted by: Threefifths on December 3, 2013  7:19pm

@Brian L. Jenkins.

I stand by everything I said.Toni Harp is a Career politician.Career politicians are high on the personality trait of Machiavellianism, because they are the masters of deception. They convince other people that they have their interests at heart, and that they are often at their most persuasive when they are busily cutting the ground out from unsuspecting victims.You said If your guy Kermit were to win, he too would been doing the very thing your accusing Toni of doing.  Would you have made these rediculous comments then? Absolutely not!Look at the you tube.Like I said Kermit stood up to Dan Malloy
TONI Harp try to protect Dan Malloy.Kermit stood up to King John.Toni Harp said She credited DeStefano as a mayor who did the best that he knew how to do on behalf of the city.like I said kermit stood up,Harp Did what most Career politicians do.Protect the machine.You said Toni didn’t get her donations from serial killers or terrorist. The people who backed her with the big money use Influence Peddling which is just as worst.You said On the other hand, her loyalty was steadfast and unbreakable in Newhallville, the Hill and in Fair Haven.Dan Malloy was elected with the help of Newhallville, the Hill and Fair Haven.Ask the people what has he done.Harp will be doing the same thing.The only thing the people of Newhallville, the Hill and Fair Haven and Dixwell will be geting is to keep there Toni Harp T-shirts,hats Lawn signs and Buttons and eminent domain which is comming to them very soon.

P.S.You said The former mayor of Detroit received the bulk of his donations locally also.  And he’s in jail.! If you are talking about Mayor Kilpatrick he had rich and powerful friends.But he also got money from out of state.Bottom line.People of New Haven.Get ready after Jan 1 2014 Tammany Hall political machine will start.

posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on December 4, 2013  7:22pm

Threefifths,

I can agree with you regarding the overwhelming support given to the Governor by those three areas and the Governor not returning the favor, thus far. It’s the Alderman in those wards that are in need of him accountable.  But that won’t happen.

Further, I disagree with Toni regarding the alleged statement that the mayor “did the best he could with what he had.”  If that were a true statement, why were we (Toni and I) opposed to the mayor for so many years?

Although I’m not huge fan of Governor Malloy, Kermit’s approach/confrontation with him was unbecoming of a principal and was downright thuggish.  You don’t try and square off with an elected official or anyone for that matter just because they’re not supportive of your campaign. Do you think Kermit would’ve had that approach towards the Governor had the Governor endorsed him?  Conversely, Toni was more than justified stepping in in defense of her friend.  There are more tactful ways for one to get their point across. One popular way is to just ask for a meeting. Certainly his campaign adviser Mr. Scott X could have made that happen.

Regarding DeStefano, Kermit and his crew were silent for over 15 years, until DeStefano called Kermit out last year.  Where was he and even you for the past 20 years?  I was opposing DeStefano for his lack of investment/interest in the Newhallville, Hill and Fair Haven area for years and Kermit said nothing.  Toni on the other hand was vociferously opposing him.

Toni’s point person Ed Joyner, is by far one of the most respected individuals I know.  It was indeed a brilliant move in my view, to have Ed lead the way in shoring up a sound administration.  The difficulty she’ll encounter, however, is finding individuals who have tremendous standing in the black community that can articulate for her and that the people respect highly.  They may rebuff the importance of it now, but the absence of which will most assuredly surface when it’s time for re-election.

posted by: Threefifths on December 4, 2013  9:55pm

posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on December 4, 2013 6:22pm

Threefifths,

Further, I disagree with Toni regarding the alleged statement that the mayor “did the best he could with what he had.”  If that were a true statement, why were we (Toni and I) opposed to the mayor for so many years?

My Brother Not Only did she say the above statement.She also said this.Mayor-Elect Toni Harp spoke at the dedication of Mayo’s and DeStefano’s work as a team to rebuild schools and boost early education.“Yes I will be standing on your broad shoulders, both of you,” she told them. “So bulk up

You said.I was opposing DeStefano for his lack of investment/interest in the Newhallville, Hill and Fair Haven area for years and Kermit said nothing.  Toni on the other hand was vociferously opposing him.So if Toni on the other hand was vociferously opposing him Why did she say Yes I will be standing on your broad shoulders, both of you,” she told them. “So bulk up

You will find this statement here.


http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/whats_in_a_name/

Like I Said Toni Harp is a Career politician.Career politicians are high on the personality trait of Machiavellianism, because they are the masters of deception. They convince other people that they have their interests at heart, and that they are often at their most persuasive when they are busily cutting the ground out from unsuspecting victims. I stand by everything I said.The only thing the people of Newhallville, the Hill and Fair Haven and Dixwell will be geting is to keep there Toni Harp T-shirts,hats Lawn signs and Buttons and eminent domain which is comming to them very soon.

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