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2014-03-03 at 16:55

Campaign conundrum

Aspiring mayoral candidate Henry Wojak stands in front of Thunder Bay City Hall with wife, Valerie Wojak, Monday afternoon. Henry Wojak is attempting to file his nomination papers to run as mayor for the City of Thunder Bay, but has the unique challenge of trying to do that while under a city hall trespass notice.
Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com
Aspiring mayoral candidate Henry Wojak stands in front of Thunder Bay City Hall with wife, Valerie Wojak, Monday afternoon. Henry Wojak is attempting to file his nomination papers to run as mayor for the City of Thunder Bay, but has the unique challenge of trying to do that while under a city hall trespass notice.
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By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

Henry Wojak’s bid to become Thunder Bay’s mayor came face-to-face with its first big hurdle.

The aspiring mayoral candidate, who is currently banned from city hall, and is part of the reason why he was unable to file his papers Monday.

Wojak was served a trespass notice last month due to abusive and constant emails according to city administration. Standing on the sidewalk outside of city hall Monday, Wojak said he wants to bring integrity back to public office.

"There is no transparency or accountability in our politicians today in my eyes," he said.

Thinking all of the paperwork was in order, Wojak's wife, Valerie Wojak, acted as agent and brought them to the city clerk's office to be filed. But city clerk John Hannam said Wojak's paperwork needs to be commissioned by a lawyer or justice of the peace to be valid.

While Hannam could could have done that work himself, he would have needed to meet with Wojak outside of city hall.

"I don't conduct my office on the sidewalk," Hannam said when asked.

Wojak said the trespass notice can be extended at any time. He said it's difficult because there's no way to appeal the decision.

"I'm at the mercy of the city manager," he said. "It's silly but they'll do anything not to let me speak."

A regular deputant at city council meetings, Wojak said he's attended ward meetings and written letters to the editor for years. Now he feels running for mayor is the best way to get his message across.

One of the key points in his campaign will be on what Wojak calls a need for the city to start controlling its budget. He also wants the public to decide through a plebiscite whether Thunder Bay needs a new events centre.


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jimmyboy says:
Well...this is most definitely a flying start now is he...
3/3/2014 5:26:05 PM
The Badger Mountain Hermit says:
No trespass because of WORDS, is that even LEGAL...oh...forgot, its Thunder Bay...getting more crooked here now than a dogs hind leg...City Hole can do whatever they like. Give the cops another raise.
3/3/2014 5:33:51 PM
fastball says:
Yeah, it's legal Sending "countless abusive emails" was my first clue.
Tell you what - why don't you go and send "countless abusive emails" to anybody - be it private citizen, politician or movie star...and sooner or later, you'll get a cease-and-desist notice delivered to you by the boys in blue, guaranteed.
It's not just a TBay thing, Badger - it's a law-of-the-land thing.
You'd notice that if you occasionally loosened the chinstrap of your tinfoil hat. It's cutting off vital circulation.
3/3/2014 7:00:25 PM
tbay87 says:
Were the details of the "abusive emails" ever reported? There's a big difference between being annoying (which to the city I'm sure Henry is) and abuse.

Was the ban ever approved by courts or is it just up to the city manager to ban who he wants? (this isn't entirely clear from Henry's quote above about being at the mercy of the city manager)

If the ban is from the city and not the courts, then I don't trust them: someone like Comissio clearly has a reason to be biased and exaggerate the annoyance as abuse.
3/3/2014 7:53:25 PM
chezhank says:
@tbay87
The city clerk made the decision,just before I was to make a deputation at post budget public consultations on Feb.12,2014 at 4:30 pm.
Earlier that day about 9:30 'someone' in the clerk's office called to confirm my deputation for 6:30 that evening.

henry wojak
mayor in exile

3/3/2014 9:45:45 PM
rob20 says:
Open your eyes. Pretty much any resident who contacts council more than once to FYI them how much of bunch of clueless twits they are, points out all the multiple failings in most of their decisions, or basically provides facts, logic, or reasonable arguments proving the erros in their chosen direction is going to be silenced with some ban or gag order.
3/4/2014 9:48:24 AM
jimmyboy says:
Henry....we also DO NOT NEED any plebiscite...Thunder Bay with all its ill's have much greater NEED's than a Multi-Plex which at this time most would agree we cannot afford...so save the tax dollars you would spend on such a plebiscite....your not really getting off to a flying start in my opinion what so ever...
3/3/2014 5:35:24 PM
JYDOG says:
Oh Jimmyboy, you don't comprehend real well, but I'll try to explain this slowly for you. A PLEBISCITE WOULD COST NOT ONE SINGLE SOLITARY CENT IF CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS CURRENT ELECTION CYCLE AND VOTE!!!!
3/3/2014 9:47:12 PM
Ozone says:
As paid public servants Hanna and Comissio need to take the high road and allow this taxpayer to file his papers.. Refusal and the no trespass notice is ridiculous and just show how much this council and administration need to change!
So you don't agree with the tax paying citizen, remember who you work for!
Vote for positive change ThunderBay!
3/3/2014 6:17:53 PM
NowayJose says:
Henry Wojak for mayor! Maybe he can save Blunder Bay!
3/3/2014 6:27:59 PM
trips says:
the truth hurts...only in thunder bay could this happen..what henry says is what a lot of people think .....shame on city administration....reminds me of what has happened in Russia...
3/3/2014 6:32:41 PM
whatelseisnew says:
So Henry Wojak wrote letters calling out town hall on their stupidity and gets a trespassing ticket. I guess mayor hobb's didn't like Henry calling a spade a spade.

Henry...I don't know all the things you disagree with at town hall but I'd love to find out. Please hold some sort of a campaign rally or an information session because so far you've caught my interest.

Hell..so far you have my vote if you run! telling it like it is to the point you got banned gives you my respect! Keep up the good fight and continue calling these clowns out!
3/3/2014 6:38:46 PM
Hank says:
This guy can't control himself. He thinks everyone must waste their time listening to his far flung ideas and when no one does, he goes off the rails. Maybe he should look at parking his train into the Boulevard Hilton. Why would anyone waste their vote on this genius?
3/3/2014 7:26:19 PM
Tiredofit says:
He, like you, is entitled to his opinions. He's also entitled to the same due process you or I would get if we opted to run. Love him or hate him, he's a tax paying citizen. He always backs up his claims with proof it seems, so it's more than most.

Just because you and others font like him, is no reason for him yo be treated any different, it's his basic civil right.
3/4/2014 6:10:43 AM
Jasper says:
Forget hurricane hazel, I vote the woj for mayor.
3/3/2014 7:46:35 PM
Northfirst says:
So if the many people who call, write and even appear before council this one individual gets a trespass notice served on him. Don't you think it's possible that this one crosse a line? This is the same person that was given a 6 month ban on making deputations a couple years ago because of his behaviour in council chambers. A civilized discourse requires civilized behaviour, I for one am glad somebody is insisting on a standard of behaviour. Maybe mr Wojak will consider conducting himself better in the future.
3/3/2014 7:51:42 PM
Baor says:
He wants to bring integrity back to public office? This from a man who acts like such a child he gets himself trespassed from city hall. It wasn't too long ago he was kicked out for swearing and giving council the finger, which also made the news. Priceless.
If we are unfortunate enough to have him as mayor, he will soon find out how actually powerless the mayor really is. Much to his dismay, he will see that he almost never gets to vote on anything, does not control the police, and can still get trespassed from city hall. Thankfully he will never see that office from the window side of the desk.
Again , thanks for the comedic relief chezhank.
3/3/2014 8:05:46 PM
gone for good says:
So wife Val can't file papers?
Must be done through a lawyer.
This just reeks of corruption.
Hank says a thing or two that dos not meet the administrations perfect little world.
Some things will never change.
Hank pays taxes yet has no axcess to due process. What a crock.
I would love to see Henry take over for Kieth Hobbs. Hank would never kick someone off tax payers property. He would have a discussion. And thats why Mr. Wojak should indeed run and clean house, because its in need of a cleaning.
3/3/2014 8:07:07 PM
gone for good says:
I hope Thunder Bay supports Henry Wojak
I spent 25 years working with him and he is about as honest as they come. I would stake anything on it,,,anything.
3/3/2014 8:11:43 PM
chezhank says:
@gone for good
Appreciate the comments from a former union brother...thank you!
I'll contact MMAH in the morning re my wife being an agent under the Municipal Elections Act,all that was required were her initials,the way I see .
I'll also ask about a judicial review of an employee under the Municipal Act.
Hang Tough

henry wojak
mayor in exile
Then
3/3/2014 11:07:28 PM
sawmillsteve says:
Kinduv like how Tamara called a spade a spade and got thrown out of the Ontario PC party.
Something has to be done when it comes to our current version of elected officials.
3/3/2014 9:01:52 PM
Harvey P. says:
Lol. This is too funny. Let the guy run.
He's gonna get....what....5 votes?
If he gets in, I'm gonna cancel my cable and just watch the lunacy at city hall. It'll be a comedy show for sure.
3/3/2014 9:18:35 PM
Enquirer says:
Wow, Henry. If you could have waited even just another day for a moderator to approve my message to you in: http://www.tbnewswatch.com/opinion/325330/Letter-Concerned-Taxpayers-holding-public-meeting - you would have had a free application fee out of me!

Suffice to say, I am very pleased to see Henry put in his bid for mayor. I absolutely do not believe there is even the slightest hope of him winning, but I am mainly please to have statistical evidence of the populous' agreement with him on issues.

I can only hope this is not a mere ploy to have trespassing restrictions lifted off yourself, Henry. If city council believes those restrictions should be put back in place after this affair is sorted out, I would not blame them.

Now quick, Henry! Hop onto your other accounts to post: 1) utter support for yourself, 2) subtle disagreements with yourself, but fundamentally still agreeing and 3) things to make those in opposition to you look incredibly stupid and cynical.

Happy campaigning!
3/3/2014 9:25:17 PM
fastball says:
Hey, nothing surprises me.
Look at the crackhead, alcoholic meatball that currently occupies the mayor's office in Toronto...and his nutbar supporters that think he's the best thing since sliced bread.
Then I read half the letters here, and I realize that voter stupidity is not purely limited to the GTA.
3/3/2014 10:20:26 PM
Eastender says:
Of course everyone is stupid except you and your fascist cohorts, out there winning the hearts and minds of the people, with your rabid dog rhetoric of how good that money pit event centre is going to be for them. All the while wringing your hands hoping they dont catch on to your conniving little scam.
3/4/2014 1:38:16 AM
fastball says:
I'm dying to learn the details of the conniving scam that my fascist cohorts and I are desperately hoping that you won't uncover.
I'm sure you'll explain it all to us using - you know...facts and all.
Judging by your post, there's more than one person in the market for tinfoil hats.
3/4/2014 10:28:34 AM
Eastender says:
The scam is as plain as the nose on your face, you just refuse to a kmowledge it.
You are trying to convince us that this event thing is a good thing, but most of us know that it is just a scam to enrich the already wealthy one percent of Thunder Bay, the contractors, restaurants, bars, and real estate owners, among a few others with interests in this fiasco. You want all of us to pay for something that is going to benefit a small number of already wealthy people. What is in it for me, along with a large majority of taxpayers, after our already inflated tax burden is loaded down even more by the cost overruns, million dollar annual maintenance costs costs, not to mention the increased taxes it will take to upgrade the continually crumbling infrastructure, since all the money will have been siphoned into this mega project by the scam artists who will take us all for a ride.
As I've said before, there are no mysterious facts , only one, the people dont want this tax burden .
3/4/2014 6:51:24 PM
fastball says:
When did hotel employees, store workers, and construction workers become considered as the 1 percent?? Waitresses, bartenders and chambermaids - according to you, they're the wealthy among us? Carpenters, welders, drivers and dry-wallers - they're the new elite in town?
What have you got against letting people work? Have you got something against waitresses picking up a few extra shifts? Letting a store owner hire a few more employees? In order for you to feel big, you have to keep people down?
As for "the people" - you and the rest of these people suffering from cranial-rectal inversions don't speak for me, buddy. .
Give me ONE verifiable number...ONE single verifiable number of what this is going to cost. Until then, I'll make up my own mind about whether this is a bad investment, if that's alright with you.
This might come as a shock to you, but most TB residents might be able to come to their own conclusions, without the benefit of you whispering gloom and doom in their ears.
3/5/2014 2:59:24 PM
Eastender says:
Cont'd.
It is you and a few of your delusional cohorts who have been wearing those beanie hats, with the propeller for far too long. The rest of us happen to have both feet planted firmly on the ground. You want to play, then pay your own way.
3/4/2014 6:56:30 PM
Mcnews says:
The cost of a plebiscite is $200,000 when done in conjunction with an election.
3/3/2014 11:40:09 PM
JYDOG says:
Actually, no Mcsnooze, it'd cost almost nothing to have a plebiscite during an election. Adding a simple question at the end of the ballot would costs $5 dollars per ballot? You really do have a warped perspective. Maybe during an off-election cycle, it'd be more costly, but not when everything's already being tabulated. How can we expect people to see the obvious distortions from city hall, when they can't even comprehend something as simple as a plebiscite?
3/4/2014 12:13:32 AM
conker2012 says:
Actually JYDOG, no Tom, Dick or Hairy can legally write a plebiscite question for an election. A third objective party has to write the question to verify that the manner that it is written is not bias. This costs money. Now that the information is on the ballot it has to be calculated. This involves adding additional code to the ballot readers so that the information is collected for this question. This is not part of the scope of an election cost and would require paying additional costs of this work. Finally the data has to be tallied and put into a report. This is not part of the scope of work of a typical election so it would cost additional time and money to add this information.

If this is how Wojak supports think that everything is free when it occurs at the same time as a similar event, we are SCREWED as a city if this goof gets elected.
3/4/2014 9:22:14 AM
JYDOG says:
Conker, this is absolutely false. There's not one single thing in the municipal act dictating that we have the question written by a third party. Where'd you pull this gem out of?
3/4/2014 12:14:08 PM
musicferret says:
Pointing out the stupidity of mayor and council got him banned.
Surprise.

Plebiscite. Now!
3/4/2014 12:17:55 AM
gerster says:
Tamara Johnson FOR MAYOR!
3/4/2014 12:27:01 AM
Eastender says:
Well it looks like the pro event centre gang are starting to show their true fascist colours. They're thinking....No Way! There's no way Henry's going to get in.
But then again .........they're thinking............What if...........what if by some fluke Ol' Henry got in, he would surely hold a plebiscite on that event centre. But wait a minute, the majority of Thunder Bay folks are for the project, aren't they, well.... aren't they? Come on spinball, work that twist out of your shorts and relax, you dont have anything to worry about. After all, it's a done deal, isn't it? Better yet, go get yourself a pair of nice loose boxer shorts, and give that keyboard a rest. I smell smoke all the way over here.
3/4/2014 12:34:59 AM
fastball says:
I'm tired of the "I'm just a common man, fighting waste and corruption in City Hall" line. That's a tired-out line for the usual one-trick, one-issue candidate - and caters to what I'd charitably call the low-information voter.
Frankly, I'd rather have a career politician in the office that knows how to work within the system, than some loose cannon who thinks he can bulldoze his way through complex issues with bluster and insults. All he ends up doing is polarizing the electorate,paralyzing council, and alienating the groups we need to have on-side to move forward - and basically looking and acting like a guy who's an egg short of an omelette.
We've gone down that road already once with Orville Santa and his crew? How'd that work out? We're still paying for that little exercise in "common-sense politics". Beware of one-issue politicians.
I think the last line of my previous post pretty much summarizes my feelings.
But at the end of the day, people get the government they deserve.
3/4/2014 9:15:31 AM
Eastender says:
Desperate times call for desperate measures!
3/4/2014 9:34:04 AM
Jasper says:
That old line you refer to was what citizens of Thunder Bay voted for last election. Hobbs was the tough on crime mayor and that was it. Nothing else. He then won the election and did exactly what you referred to. He spoke before he thought and he got the city named in a lawsuit very early in his term. So it seems if you voted for Hobbs you are what I would charitably call a low information voter.
3/4/2014 6:01:51 PM
fastball says:
Beware of one-issue candidates. While Hobbs hasn't done a TOTALLY bad job - there are always certain realities that suddenly hit you when you're in office, as opposed to being on the campaign trail.
The Candidate - "we're gonna cut the fat!".
The New Mayor - "Holy crap, this is a bigger job than I thought. ho's gonna do the work if I get rid of all those guys?"
Reality - "Hahhahahahaha...booyah!"

One-issue candidates have a history of trying to fix their pet projects..and then quickly run out of steam/interest/abilities when confronted with the thousands of other unavoidable (and occasionally, mundane) realities that an elected official must deal with. And the one-issue electorate is just as bad. There are a myriad of unseen factors that complicate any issue - it's not just cut-and-dried "incompetence and "corruption from the Old Boys' Network" that most contributors here would ascribe to.
3/5/2014 4:15:47 PM
gone for good says:
I call it as I see it Hank.
You would be a refreshing change to the "Old boys club".
But if honesty and integrity is what the electoral public has no interest in. Then it's their lose.
Don't kid yourself, there are still people that like and appreciate the way you approach the issues there.
Sometimes it takes some emotion to be herd. Your interests are for the city and it's citizens. Not too hard for anyone to see that.
Time for an average guy to take the post for the first time in the history of the city.
The others have done no better. I wish you success.
I think you would be a refeshing change and save a lot of money.
I could see your office door going down in the basement for storage.
3/4/2014 12:36:45 AM
signman says:
Refreshing to have a candidate who believes in democracy and believes the public should have a vote on the proposed multiplex.
YOU GOT MY VOTE!
GO HENRY GO
3/4/2014 3:57:25 AM
signman says:
Refreshing to have a candidate who believes in democracy and believes the public should have a vote on the proposed multiplex.
YOU GOT MY VOTE!
GO HENRY GO
3/4/2014 4:00:32 AM
theangryone says:
I would love to see some new blood in City Hall. I gave our current, soon to be former mayor a chance, and he FAILED DRASTICALLY. Or as the kids on the street call it EPIC FAILURE! Let Henry Wojak run and let the people decide. It would be interesting to see what he offers. Union officials are tough skinned SOBs who do not take flack. GO HENRY GO! GO HENRY GO! GO HENRY GO!
3/4/2014 9:03:04 AM
DougMyers says:
The fact the he would use
"mayor in exile" in his signature tells me more then I need to now.

Henry you have never been mayor, never elected by the voting public, thus any exile you feel you are in (please review the definition of that term) you cannot use the term mayor in front of it.
You are suggesting you are actually mayor but being prevented from fulfilling your duties due to being exiled (which you are using incorrectly anyway)
3/4/2014 9:12:51 AM
chezhank says:
@DougMyers
I stand corrected.
But will the city clerk." John Hannam said Wojak's paperwork needs to be commissioned by a lawyer or justice of the peace to be valid."
The justice of the peace is wrong.

mayor in waiting
henry wojak
3/5/2014 7:09:27 AM
Baor says:
"Mayor in exile " .... Dream much?
Again, thanks for the comedy.
3/4/2014 9:48:53 AM
passlake says:
hank, you have my vote.

I don't think a plebiscite will solve anything..

but then again, I don't think we need the facility we are thinking of building. what ever happened to just building a slightly bigger and better FW gardens? JUST a hockey arena.

turning it into some multi-use event space is not going to reap the benefits we think it will. we don't need convention space.

but otherwise, yeah, you got my vote.
3/4/2014 9:56:26 AM
Me n My Opinion says:
I personally don't like Henry's politics or behaviour, but as a tax paying citizen, he should be extended the same opportunity to put his name forward into the Mayoral race as anyone else, without city admin interfering.

On the no trespassing order, none of us (other than Henry himself)on this forum know what the messages sent contained. Maybe it was deserved, maybe not. I'd be curious to know. Maybe Hank can make those emails available for everyone to see. He seems to be all for transparency. If the City overreacted, it will bode well for Henry. If not, maybe the pro-Henry folks on here might want to reconsider. So Henry, can we see those emails? All of them? Witholding even one of them would be a little hypocritical for a guy who is running on transparency.
3/4/2014 10:31:13 AM
chezhank says:
@ Me n My Opinion
When I email what I call the cabal at city hall, I also include two members of the media in the event that my emails are misconstrued by that cabal.
When I become mayor,I will release them and start cleaning house.
Counting on your vote!

mayor in waiting
henry wojak
3/5/2014 8:03:51 AM
Me n My Opinion says:
With all due respect, our political opinions are way too far apart for you to ever garner my vote, not to mention your behaviour is far removed from what I would like in the key representative of a city I love. However, with that said, I respect everyone's political opinion, and respect your choice to run for office. I'd never do it, and anyone who does, deserves a certain level of respect.

But I question why you won't release all of the emails before the election. It's an integral part of who you are, and as a candidate for Mayor, particularly one who is preaching transparency, I think we have the right to see and decide for ourselves.
3/5/2014 1:04:28 PM
chezhank says:
@Me n My Opinion
Why do you not ask the cabal at city hall,they got them.
They issued the trespass notice.
Get the media to do a story on it and I will release everything.
Lets do it!
3/5/2014 5:56:14 PM
JYDOG says:
How abusive were these emails?
Tell the people what they said, don't just make blanket accusations.
Since when does city administration decide for us what is abusive?
Is there a city bylaw that covers this and supersedes the criminal code of canada?
More than likely HW was just saying things that make administration uncomfortable. Honest things. Truthful things.
If he had sent 2000 emails, so what? That's what we're supposed to do in a free society, contact our elected representatives to ask for change.
The fact that they react this way when contacted says more about them than Henry.
If Henry was seriously threatening council, charge him.
If he wasn't drop this lame rouse and let him back in.
This whole city hall crew wreaks of corruption and secrecy.
3/4/2014 10:59:41 AM
Eastender says:
How can you just bar a tax paying citizen from city hall? Did he threaten anybody, ? Was he violent? Not that I have heard. He has every right to be abusive to an abusive system. It ia a form of protest. Last I heard political protest was perfectly legal. Unless there is a court order to have him barred, I dont think that the ban can be legally enforced, if the legality of the situation was forced to a definite conclusion.
3/4/2014 7:06:39 PM
Mcnews says:
@JYDOG actually it's roughly $200,000 per question ya troll
3/4/2014 11:50:49 AM
JYDOG says:
McSnooze, I'm not sure why you keep repeating erroneous information, but please stop, it's not productive or fair. A standalone question would cost between $100,000 and $200,000, depending the number of polling stations and advertising. "STANDALONE" meaning, not attached to an election. Alternatively, it wouldn’t cost anything extra to place the question on the municipal ballot, other than advertising costs. <<<
3/4/2014 11:48:47 PM
Joesmo says:
I was working outside city hall last week and while I was there I witnessed numerous people swearing loudly, other performing a drug transaction, an elderly gentleman was told by a young person that he doesn't like to tune old people but he would tune this old man if he looked at him again.
It is a embarrassment to our city and Hobbs looks like a clown for allowing this in that nice hole we spent how much on.
If I was city manager I wouldn't go out there either it is obviously not safe but let's give someone who wants to better our city a trespass notice.
Who ever allowed any of this is a moron. Just keep catering to the scum of the city and make it harder for the working taxpayer, this seems like the plan in Thunder Bay. Hobbs you should hang your head in shame cause your failing all the tax payers.
3/4/2014 12:23:23 PM
Cletus Van Damme says:
Dude's out of control!
He has my support. Let's stir it up then!
3/4/2014 1:43:45 PM
humnchuck says:
The day after Mr. Wojak's trespass notice was served, if memory serves me correctly, one of the city hall reporters (Dennis Ward?) indicated on Twitter that Wojak had sent him 40-something emails the previous day alone. I'd say that might be a reasonable indicator of the level of communication taking place.

Serving Mr. Wojak with a trespass notice simply means that he has been notified that coming on to the property in the future will result in charges of trespassing. If he conducted himself in a manner that was deemed threatening, harassing, or abusive, then I would assume that any workplace or person has the right to issue such notice.

He does get to give his opinion, but he's also accountable for what he chooses to say and how he goes about it. "Free speech" doesn't mean "I can do whatever I want".
3/4/2014 4:32:18 PM
p.o.ed taxpayer says:
This site has some strange comment guidelines!!! You allow anyone to slam Mr. Wojack; however if you comment on the current Mayor with FAIR comment you don't post (when it has already appeared on a number of media outlets it is fair game)...seems you are intimidated by the council and admin. but have no problem allowing people to slam guys like H. Wojack and R. Smith
3/4/2014 5:33:25 PM
sprintfan says:
How very courageous of those who call someone crazy, nuts etc, all while hiding behind a user name! Have the courage to put your real name to your post if you wish to call someone down. Anyone who has spoken with Henry, will soon see the grasp he has on this city's finances, and is quite willing to put his name to his opinion & positions, are you critics? Those who choose to believe what they're told by any level of govt is quite naïve in my opinion,ask questions if you really care!
3/4/2014 6:01:06 PM
Watchmaker says:
So Henry you disrupt council meetings, send numerous cantankerous and vexatious email to city staff and council, you hold fort here on the message boards and continue to criticize just about everything that goes on in the city. Your behavior was sufficient to have the city place a trespass order on you. Yet you would seek my vote in the next municipal election....

Good luck with that.
3/4/2014 6:01:18 PM
chezhank says:
@Watchmaker

Guilty as charged.
We just skip the trial.
Ever hear about innocent until proven guilty?

henry wojak
mayor in waiting
3/5/2014 7:59:38 PM
fastball says:
The part that most of these demagogues who feel their civic rights have been stomped upon - is that along with your right to free speech comes the obligation to take responsibility for what comes out of your mouth.
Somehow - in the seemingly never-ending deluge of letters and emails, the pedantry, the histrionics and the drama at City Hall meetings - one forgets that, eventually one reaps what one sows.
If your behaviour exceeds the boundaries of what passes for normal in this society - then don't act shocked if you are treated accordingly.
At the very least, the office of Mayor and the Council Chambers (and people, just generally) are due SOME modicum of respect - and I feel you have been somewhat miserly in that area.
If, in your wildest fantasies, you DO get elected to office - do you honestly think that after your antics in the past - that you could work effectively with these people?
3/6/2014 10:34:49 AM
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