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  • Ohioans ticketed for parking in own driveways

    06/16/2009 10:05:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 3,256+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | AP
    TOLEDO, Ohio – Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (FINK'-by-ner) says he stands by the citations handed out last week by the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor. He says the tickets were issued under a city law against parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways.
  • Take Back Toledo turns in petitions to remove mayor (April 9)

    04/11/2009 6:25:08 AM PDT · by NDJeep · 11 replies · 766+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | April 10, 2009 | Tom Troy
    Article published April 10, 2009 Take Back Toledo turns in petitions to remove mayor Group says it collected 45,500 signatures Photo Tom Schlachter, left, and Andy Stuart, principals in Take Back Toledo, a group seeking the recall of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, carry boxes of petitions to the Lucas County Board of Elections. ( THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH ) Zoom | Photo Reprints By TOM TROY BLADE POLITICS WRITER Organizers of the effort to recall Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday turned in what they said were 45,500 signatures - more than twice the number needed to put the recall question on the Sept....
  • Sympathy Vote: Supporting a Terminally Stupid Man for Toledo's Mayor

    12/13/2008 7:21:12 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/13/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Toledo's mayor isn't officially mentally challenged, of course. But he is a silly, bitter, idiot of a man... not to insult the word "man." Back on December 8, good ol' Carty "the Fink" Finkbeiner announced a grave concern that he had about the outrage by Toledo radio station WSPD. The station, caught red handed trying to inform the city of the work of a group that had formed to get the Finkster recalled, was violating the Federal Communication Commission's rules by their focus on the flay-the-fink movement, the Mayor sonorously intoned. Of course, Fiklegroaner has been after WSPD for a...
  • Finkbeiner lashes out at recall drive organizers (Toledo mayor, WSPD-AM 1370 & Fairness Doctrine)

    12/08/2008 4:04:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 575+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 12/08/08
    Finkbeiner lashes out at recall drive organizersArticle published Monday, December 8, 2008 Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner lashed back at the backers of a recall effort Monday, accusing them of seeking to gain more power and wealth, but of not having Toledo's best interests at heart. The mayor said most of the people involved in Take Back Toledo are not Toledo residents. **SNIP** Mr. Finkbeiner accused WSPD-AM, 1370, of violating the Fairness Doctrine in not allowing him to respond to what he said were "vicious, one-sided diatribes" over the last three years, and said he would ask Congress to investigate WSPD....
  • City Phone Greeting Calls Mayor a 'Moron'

    02/22/2008 8:33:21 AM PST · by shredderman · 26 replies · 89+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 2/22/08 | Ignazio Messina
    A Toledo city hall prank at the expense of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner created a downtown whodunit yesterday. For several hours during the day, the telephone voice mail greeting for the city's purchasing hot line was, "Carty Finkbeiner is a complete moron." Katerina Bekyarska, a spokesman for Mr. Finkbeiner, said the outgoing message was changed immediately after it was brought to her attention. "Someone obviously went in and - trying to do a joke, not a very good one - went in and recorded the message," Ms. Bekyarska said.
  • Booting Marines Lands Mayor in Crossfire(No, it's not Berkeley, it's Toledo,OH!)

    02/13/2008 8:21:10 PM PST · by kellynla · 29 replies · 143+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | February 13, 2008 6:00 PM | staff
    TOLEDO, Ohio -- Turning away a squad of Marine Corps reservists planning a weekend of training downtown has put the city's mayor in the crossfire of veterans. Even some supporters wonder what he was thinking. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner told the Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., to turn around when they hit town Friday, saying he didn't want them scaring unsuspecting visitors and office workers. City Council members have sent an apology to the Marines, and the local visitors bureau offered the unit's 200 members a free hotel stay, restaurant gift certificates and a visit to the zoo. "I'm shaking...
  • Marine-bashing Toledo mayor whines about “f***king ruckus”

    02/17/2008 4:32:03 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 159+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 15, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Carty Finkbeiner, the jerk mayor of Toledo,cursed on live radio when asked about his anti-Marines stance. He’s always got excuses. This time he says he was “tongue-tied.” More likely: Brain-tied. Radio host Maggie Thurber writes about how The Jerk’s stand could cost the city $57.7 million:
  • Council votes to apologize; resolution aims to squelch mayor vs. Marines flap (Toledo OH..)

    02/13/2008 6:45:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 106+ views
    Council votes to apologize; resolution aims to squelch mayor vs. Marines flap Toledo City Council yesterday attempted to quell the controversy surrounding Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s order to cancel a Marine Corps warfare training exercise downtown with a unanimous vote of apology. Without discussion, the 12-member council approved a resolution apologizing to Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the mayor’s action Friday afternoon. Mr. Finkbeiner, who has refused to apologize and has defended his decision, yesterday declined to say whether he would sign the resolution or if he believed the controversy would hinder the city’s...
  • Finkbeiner taking flak over Marines (Toledo mayor followup)

    02/10/2008 7:56:49 AM PST · by TomB · 30 replies · 360+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 2-10-08 | JC REINDL
    They were gone but not forgotten. A day after Mayor Carty Finkbeiner ordered 200 Marine Corps Reservists out of downtown Toledo, residents here and elsewhere expressed disappointment, disbelief, and even outrage. His last-minute call Friday resulted in the unit canceling its planned training exercises and returning to Grand Rapids, Mich. And by yesterday afternoon, the mayor's reaction had become a national news story picked up by Internet blogs along with the popular Web site, The Drudge Report. Media phone lines and e-mail boxes kept busy as keyboard-tapping critics sounded their opinions on what some have billed the "Carty vs. Marines"...
  • Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo

    02/09/2008 12:17:48 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 49 replies · 288+ views
    NBC News Channel 24 Toledo Ohio ^ | February 9, 2008 | Darsha Philips
    Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo 1-24th Marines were scheduled for weekend urban warfare training in downtown Toledo, when Carty gave them the boot By Darsha Philips Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. TOLEDO, OH -- Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on Friday ordered some 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines from Grand Rapids, Michigan, out of Toledo just before the unit was suppose to start a weekend of urban warfare training downtown. The mayor’s spokesperson Brian Schwartz said, “the mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people. He did not want them practicing and drilling...
  • Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown

    02/09/2008 8:52:12 AM PST · by FoundersRWatching · 33 replies · 98+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 02/09/2008 | JC REINDL
    A company of Marine Corps Reservists received a cold send-off from downtown Toledo yesterday by order of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to Mayor Finkbeiner, who ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon just minutes before their buses were to arrive....
  • Toledo Mayor to Marines: Drop dead

    02/09/2008 8:00:26 AM PST · by coffee260 · 122 replies · 1,035+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/09/2008 | Roger Kimball
    OK, so 200 Marines stationed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, piled on to five buses and came to Toledo, Ohio, yesterday to practice some urban patrol exercises. The Toledo police knew about the request for the three-day exercise well in advance, but somehow Mayor Carty Finkbeiner didn’t see the memo requesting permission for the event. So when when the first bus arrives at 3:20 p.m. and Staff Sergeant Andre Davis steps off, he is greeted by a city employee and told that the mayor wanted him and his soldiers out of town by 6 p.m. “I wish,” Sgt Davis drily remarked,...
  • Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown - He says urban exercises scare people

    02/09/2008 5:54:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 183 replies · 846+ views
    Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown He says urban exercises scare people By JC REINDL BLADE STAFF WRITER A company of Marine Corps Reservists received a cold send-off from downtown Toledo yesterday by order of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to...
  • House votes to end need for 60% on school levies

    02/22/2005 4:50:45 AM PST · by Josef1235 · 18 replies · 840+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 22 February 2005 | Andrew Garber
    House votes to end need for 60% on school levies By Andrew Garber Seattle Times Olympia bureau OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation, for the third year in a row, that could make it easier for school districts to get property-tax levies approved by voters. The constitutional amendment now goes to the state Senate, where it has died in past years. It would allow school levies to be approved by a simple majority of voters instead of a 60 percent supermajority. The amendment would go before voters in November if approved by a two-thirds majority in...
  • Republican Senator Bill Finkbeiner; Raising Taxes and Eroding Property Rights

    04/27/2003 6:43:44 PM PDT · by nwconservative · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Republican Senator Bill Finkbeiner; Raising Taxes and Eroding Property Rights "Governor’s Sustainable Washington Advisory Panel BIOS's". "(As of September 9, 2002)" http://sustainableseattle.org/sustpanel/bios.doc Senator Bill Finkbeiner, Washington State Senate, (R) 45th Legislative District Representative Fred Jarrett, Washington State House of Representatives (R) 41st Legislative District, et al A New Path Forward. Action Plan for a Sustainable Washington: Achieving Long- term Economic, Social, and Environmental Vitality"; was Submitted to Governor Gary Locke on February, 2003 by the "Governor’s Sustainable Washington Advisory Panel." Governor Gary Locke issued Executive Order 02-03, Sustainable Practices By State Agencies and legislation is under consideration to pave the...