Friday, September 28, 2012

Mark Vaught's Overspending Causes City of Conway's Financial Woes

To the Left: The Condition of the City of Conway Finances Before Mark Vaught Took Office....... To the Right: The Condition of the City of Conway Finances After Mark Vaught Leaves Office....... Job Performance Matters!!! We don't need Mark Vaught causing Financial Ruin at the Faulkner County level!!!........Political Ad Paid For By: Citizens For Responsible Govt

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

. . A new financial debaucle facing the city of Conway involves the new airport funding. Mark Vaught and the other city councilmen have to come up with twice the funding on the airport than originally budgeted. Another disaster to the city finances on the horizon. Poor financial planning by Vaught on the new airport is going to stress the budget even worse. The stupidest forecasting in the airport financing that Vaught approved is the item where new hangars are paid for by the sale of the old hangars. $$$ of New Hangars DOES NOT EQUAL $$$ of Old Hangars!!!! No wonder the budget is screwed up by Vaught!!!

Anonymous said...

. MARK VAUGHT IS SO IGNORANT!!!! THE NEW CONSTRUCTION COST OF HANGARS WILL FAR OUTWEIGH THE SALE OF OLD HANGARS!!! No wonder the city finances have gone backwards while Vaught has been in office.

Anonymous said...

. Vaught and the city are being sued by Employees of the Conway Police Department and the Conway Fire Department. Richard Shumate and Damon Reed initiated the suit because Vaught etal unlawly used and allocated voluntary salary improvement tax from a 1/4 sales tax. Check out the article in the Log Cabin Democrat dated Wednesday, September 19th, 2012.

Anonymous said...

Mark Vaught drew the biggest laughter at a tea party event and made an "a$$" of himself proposing more absurd spending measures- Quote the Log Cabin, "The loudest laughter came when Conway Alderman Mark Vaught asked how the city and county could work together better, perhaps combining to build a city-county administration building, and JP Steve Goode said “Yeah, with the county paying 100 percent.” No wonder the city is upside down!!!!

Anonymous said...

it really gripes me about conway's finances being upside down. whenever i am outdoors enjoying our fine walking trails or simply enjoying the frontyard, occasionally some dookie mess comes in my path. this dookie mess reminds me of the same mess that mark vaught has created at his city position by severely overspending the city budgets to the point of its present financial crisis. this mark vaught character is now seeking a faulkner county position. vaught left a huge dookie mess for the citizens to clean up at the city offices. now he is trying to wiggle his tail in a county job. soon we will have another huge dookie pile at the county level! his incompetency at any public office position creates financial disasters wherever he is at. i hope never gets a public position anywhere!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys, I am thinking about buying a new Tahoe. Do you think that I can sell my present 10 year old Tahoe for enough money to buy a new Tahoe?

Anonymous said...

To: The Tahoe Dude What's your point? You know that is not possible.

Anonymous said...

Well, Mark Vaught says that the city can sell it's old airport hangars for enough money to buy new hangars. Do you believe his story?

Anonymous said...

You can't believe anything that comes out of Vaught's mouth to be true. Just read this story backed by the Log Cabin. Vaught's a joke in the community. He is only an alderman from his ward because no one wanted that position.

Anonymous said...

google the log cabin story of mark vaught speaking to the tea party meeting by the quorum court.the reporter's name was Becky Harris and she wrote about everyone laughing at Vaught's ignorance.

Anonymous said...

that is a great story that Becky Harris wrote for the log cabin democrat newspaper pointing out the stupidity of mark vaught proposing a new admin building even though the city is upside down. That proposal by vaught brought the biggest laughter in the room of tea party members. vaught hasn't been very conservative handling the city's finances.

Anonymous said...

nice article Becky!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Rebecca baby!

Anonymous said...

MARK VAUGHT'S RECORD AS A PUBLIC SERVANT

1. LEAVES CITY FINANCES IN SHAMBLES

2. LEAVES CITY EMPLOYEES WITH NO PAY RAISES

3. LEAVES CITY WITH LAWSUITS BY EMPLOYEES SEEKING PAY RAISES

4. LEAVES CITY WITH DOUBLE THE ORIGINAL FUNDING EXPENSES FOR NEW AIRPORT

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE OF MY STELLAR RECORD IN OFFICE

Anonymous said...

The article by the Log Cabin reporter Becky Harris could be the smoking gun that derails Vaught's campaign. What an idiotic statement to make at a tea party meeting!!! If you give an individual time to talk long enough, you give them time to show their ignorance. I can't believe that Vaught would be proposing another expenditure such as a new administration building knowing that the city is upside down right now, especially in front of the tea party group! The whole crowd laughed at his stupidity.

Anonymous said...

I think that the Arkansas Business article by Kate Knable does even worse damage to VAUGHT'S character. The $9 million lawsuit by the city's employees shows everyone how little Vaught cares about the welfare of employees and their families.

Anonymous said...

Mark Vaught was a poor city alderman. As a recreational tennis player, he was poor also.

Local League Results- Mark Vaught at 4.0 level
4/23/2011
John C. Hoffmann / Brian J. Cahalan Defeated William Taylor /Mark Vaught 6-1, 6-2 #2 Doubles

4/23/2011 Brent Birch/John C. Hoffmann defeated Ken Berry/Mark Vaught 6-2, 6-0 #2 Doubles


Anonymous said...

Dudes,
Check the scores against real men tennis players. Vaught can't compete with them. Kinda makes sense why he sticks to competing against women not only in tennis but politics too!

Anonymous said...

I am a tea party supporter in Faulkner County and am really disappointed in the candidates that they are supporting. David Crow and Janet Crow recently moved into Faulkner Couhty with good intentions in helping the Republican Cause but are not familiar with the quality of character that the individuals in the area represent. David and Janet Crow will support any candidate that claims they are Conservative or Republican when their character displays otherwise. We might need to replace David and Janet Crow as head of the Faulkner County Tea Party with someone more attuned to our area!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment about David and Janet Crow. They say that they support tea party causes of government fiscal responsibility and candidates that uphold these values. But in some cases they support candidates that do not hold tea party values. Case in Point- Mark Vaught does not hold tea party values and fiscal responsibility in that he was supporting huge spending measures such as a new administration building project when the city's budget was upside down. Janet Crow as a tea party spokesperson was promoting Vaught as a qualified candidate for a county position. Vaught was running as a Republican but did not uphold tea party values. Crow wanted to see Vaught in office just because he ran as a Republican. Vaught lost by a landslide. Rumors were circulating that Janet Crow was unfriending conservative voting people left and right on her Facebook page who would disagree with her choice of a lousy candidate such as Vaught. Did anyone else that was Conservative or Republican experience such treatment by Janet or David Crow?

Anonymous said...

I experienced the same rude treatment by Janet Crow. I supported all the Republican candidates except the candidates running for county positions. The Republican candidates that Janet Crow promoted at the county level were either not qualified or had character issues or both. The Republicans should have vetted their candidates better or recruited better qualified candidates. Neither was done!!! After offering my opinion to Crow, she wouldn't listen with an open mind and hear my views that differed from her own. She immediately blocked or removed me frpm her Facebook page, too!!! She didn't come across as a kind Christian woman to me....very immature and catty acting!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read these comments about the last election in Faulkner a County and experienced the same "Unfriending" on Facebook when I disagreed with some of the Republican Party candidates. I asked several other conservatives if they received some of the same treatment. They said that they were "Unfriended" by Janet Crow and even Gilbert Baker's wife, Susan Chatham Baker. These ladies were not furthering the conservative cause by being unprofessional and down right rude to other conservatives. After asking around the community about this very rude treatment, prominent citizens told me that Gilbert Baker got so fed up with Susan one time that he moved out on her for a period of time and had a temporary separation from Susan. So it sort makes sense that if Susan treated Gilbert with disrespect that she would treat others!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just found this on the web and recognized some of these names here, mostly some Faulkner County politicos. LMAO...The big news that is hitting the local TV and radio stations is the $130,000 Christmas tree in Conway. It seems that the mayor, Tab Townsell, refused to shop this expensive purchase in which he could have saved the taxpayers $50,000 had he shopped this around a little.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Townsell has done a few good things for the city. But as other mayors do he attends workshops and events to gather ideas and brings them back to Conway. Townsell will act like these ideas were his own.

Anonymous said...

What these politicians need is more workshops in public service- Class 101-HOW TO BE A SERVANT TO THE PUBLIC, Class 102- BEING A STEWARD OF THE TAXPAYER'S MONEY, Class 103- GOVERNMENT ETHICS, Class 104- TRANSPARENCY, etc.

Anonymous said...

i think ur mayor townsell has more problems on his plate than he lets on. his deceptiveness in city business carried over to his personal life. rumors are swirling that he had be cheating on his wife, not with another woman but another man. pretty juice gossip by arkansas standard!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think Tab Townsell will run as an openly gay candidate in his next election?

Anonymous said...

Probably not... his last election was a very slim margin for him considering that he had two opponents that split the Anti-Tab vote against him. If Townsell had just one opponent, it would have been a closer race and his positives and negatives in his image could been evaluated better.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the openly gay issue. Townsell has too many negatives besides adding a coming out of the closet issue. This is not a San Fransisco voting district or a Barney Frank area.

Anonymous said...

These comments kinda make sense after typing in Tab Townsell in the goggle search engine. When I type in his name, immediately comes up Tab Townsell divorce or Tab Townsell gay. A lot of people have been doing a search on him.

Anonymous said...

Townsell has said that this mayoral term is his last. So he probably won't be running for any office soon. The Democrats might be desperate for a candidate to run for some position and call on him. The Dems will have to throw some money in his direction to get him to run. However, a rout to a Republican will label him as a loser and his political career will be over!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, the $130,000 Christmas tree story made it to the Dave Elswick Show on KARN. The program guests were Nic Horton of the Arkansas Project and some Tea Party reps. The guests mentioned that even your own Conway resident and Alderman Wesley Pruitt basically was proud of his wasteful spending of taxpayer's monies. Pruitt told taxpayers that if they didn't like his stupid tax and spend measures of the Hamburger tax then don't eat at McDonalds, Wendy's , Arby's, or any restaurant that collect our taxes for the city. I'm NOT GOING TO LET PRUITT PREVENT ME FROM EATING OUT .....I'm GOING TO THROW THAT WESLEY PRUITT OUT OF OFFICE!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Alderman Wes Pruitt is too ignorant to realize that he represents the taxpayer that provides the money to cut the check. For Wes to tell a taxpayer that he doesn't care what he thinks when it comes to spending the taxpayer's money is totally idiotic and clueless.

Anonymous said...

JUST NOSY says ......that Conway citizens have been contacting their alderman on their lack of careful spending of taxpayer's monies. Almost every alderman has responded to the taxpayer's concerns by stating that they are not interested in their opinion about how the A&P funds were misspent. They say that if they had the chance to make the decision on the lack of bidding on the Christmas tree all over again, they would make the same decision.

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tree fiasco was created by the same councilmen that caused the budget woes for the city of Conway. The mayor and alderman acted remorseful before election time and got reelected. This recent boondoggle with the tree purchase should show the taxpayers that the council wasn't truly sincere with changing their reckless spending ways.

Anonymous said...

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee says....Does anyone know who is Mayor Tab Toensell's boyfriend?

Anonymous said...

Some mentioned that Tab Townsell's boyfriend works for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Anonymous said...

Alderman Wes Pruitt worked for the chamber. Could he be the homewrecker?

Anonymous said...

pretty sure that pruitt isn't

Anonymous said...

Wes Pruitt has a wife and kids. I don't think he is Tab's boyfriend. But there are a few guys that are freaky in that they have a wife and kids plus a boyfriend on the side!!!

Anonymous said...

FROM WHAT RUMORS THAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING, TAB TOWNSELL'S BOYFRIEND IS A TOP OFFICIAL WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Anonymous said...

Conway City Alderman Ward 2 Pos 1

Aaron Knight (I)(39.98%)1,575

Wesley Pruitt (I)(32.04%)1,262

James Quinn (I)(27.98%)1,102

Alderman Wes Pruitt is irrelevant in the mix of politics in Conway. He lost the general election but eked out a runoff election .

Anonymous said...

Nice post on the election results.....what was the runoff numbers?

Anonymous said...

From the Log Cabin Democrat-Pruitt received 130 votes to Knight’s 120 votes. The final race, which was originally among three candidates, is for Ward 2, Position 1.

Only 250 people cared to vote in the runoff with only 130 people caring about Pruitt!

Anonymous said...

dudes, ur totally irrelevant if u muster up 130 votes in a runoff

Anonymous said...

Do you guys think there was a kickback on this expensive Xmas tree?
There could have been some cash hidden in a pie box delivered to the mayor similar to State Treasurer Martha Shoffner's kickback scheme.

Anonymous said...

Won't be long until we see Mayor Tab leading the gay parade marching in the lead with his rainbow flag.