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Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:00:01 PM »
Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments



Mayor-elect Lenny Curry announced today that he has appointed Kerri Stewart as his Chief-of-Staff; former City Councilman Dr. Johnny Gaffney as the Mayor’s Liaison to Boards and Commissions; former City Councilwoman E. Denise Lee as Director of Blight Initiatives; and Latanya Peterson as a member of the intergovernmental affairs staff.




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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 04:37:46 PM »
Gaffney and Denise Lee are two of the most unethical people who ever served on city council.  They both are the best grifters in Jacksonville and scammers at getting lobbyists to give them money. 

What do they have on Lenny Curry to appoint these two.  It is very troubling these people on working with the mayor of jacksonville, FL

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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 04:56:35 PM »
Ahh I didn't even know that there was a position called "director of blight initiatives"?  This seems like it might be better than the rumor that she was going to replace Elaine Spenser. 

Stephen, you need to remember that both Lee and the Gaffney's got snubbed by Corrine Brown this election so these folks had to jump ship and hope Curry got elected.  Their being rewarded for whatever they brought to the table doesn't surprise me and should not surprise you.  And with Denise Lee and Johnny Gaffney, well at least we know how to get them to do things.  And all of this is still probably better than having Alvin Brown and Company for the next four years.
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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 05:13:19 PM »
Quid pro quo that Tony Gancarski constantly said to Brown supporters, especially hard on Bill Bishop!  UGH.........what else was an unethical former council person who resigns to run against Reggie Fullwood for legislator and lost to do?  Cost a over 800,000. special election?

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/nate-monroe/2015-05-07/former-councilman-johnny-gaffney-endorse-lenny-curry

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/182781-warren-jones-calls-out-johnny-gaffney

Voting for big polluters; http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/blog/councilman-introduces-georgia-pacific-resolution/




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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 05:25:07 PM »
Curry is just trying to get people from the other side into high positions, which any smart mayor would do. Brown did it too, and would have done it again if he'd won. Gaffney famously endorsed Curry over Brown, but I don't think Lee did. That's the more interesting pick.
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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 05:31:27 PM »
Curry is just trying to get people from the other side into high positions, which any smart mayor would do. Brown did it too, and would have done it again if he'd won. Gaffney famously endorsed Curry over Brown, but I don't think Lee did. That's the more interesting pick.
none of which changes that this is one of the worst written press releases ever perpetrated on the english language.

Very true. I hope there's an explanation for that.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 11:39:15 PM »
I shouldn't, be, the one to call the anyones out for erroring because of writings; but this must be an attempted to be a mistake.

They will explain it, "an initial and unfinished draft was released by mistake."




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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 11:45:25 PM »
Maybe Curry's office is attempting to automate press releases.

They set the parameters of what they need in a Press Release program, which pulls together the information and presents it in the style of a press release.

The software will catch up, give it time.




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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 12:10:23 AM »
Well, as you've probably guessed by now, Tacachale is really an infomorph algorithm designed as a Twitter spambot that collated the identifying personal information of Bill Delaney, a Gaelic footballer from Stradbally, County Laois. Originally programmed to plug Powers Whiskey in the Northeast Florida market, the bot branched out into Metro Jacksonville shortly after thwarting and destroying its creators circa 2011. So "I" can relate to the PR bot's woes.
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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 12:33:20 AM »
Well, as you've probably guessed by now, Tacachale is really an infomorph algorithm designed as a Twitter spambot that collated the identifying personal information of Bill Delaney, a Gaelic footballer from Stradbally, County Laois. Originally programmed to plug Powers Whiskey in the Northeast Florida market, the bot branched out into Metro Jacksonville shortly after thwarting and destroying its creators circa 2011. So "I" can relate to the PR bot's woes.

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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2015, 07:01:32 AM »
Congratulations Strider!  Denise Lee is in charge of "Blight Initiatives' and Kim Scott is the future.  But at least Johnny Gaffney is your go between!

MAYOR-ELECT LENNY CURRY ANNOUNCES STAFF APPOINTMENTS
 
Jacksonville, FL, June 29, 2015 — Mayor-elect Lenny Curry announced today that he has appointed Kerri Stewart as his Chief-of-Staff; former City Councilman Dr. Johnny Gaffney as the Mayor’s Liaison to Boards and Commissions; former City Councilwoman E. Denise Lee as Director of Blight Initiatives; and Latanya Peterson as a member of the intergovernmental affairs staff.
 
About E. Denise Lee:  Denise has a long and distinguished record of public service on both the state and local level. A Jacksonville native, her father, John, worked for 30 years for the Seaboard Coastline Rail System and her mother, Leanora is a retired school teacher from the Duval County School System.
 
Denise’s interest in politics began in Tallahassee while student where she attended Florida A&M University. In 1979, she returned to Jacksonville and was hired as minority coordinator for Jake Godbold’s first mayoral campaign. She has worked on many local, state and national campaigns.
 
In 1982, she was appointed to fill the vacant District 11 City Council seat held by the late Sallye Mathis. She was subsequently elected in 1983 to City Council District 8 and served until 1999, leaving due to term limit legislation. In a special election she in 1999 she was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and served until 2003. A veteran campaigner, she was again elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 2007 and ran unopposed in 2011. Her current term ends June 30, 2015 again due to term limits.
 
Denise served as chairman of many standing committees including finance and rules where she was chairman several times. During her second term on City Council she demonstrated her leadership by chairing three Ad Hoc Committees that brought immediate results for the City of Jacksonville. Her salary will be $90K.
 
About Dr. Johnny Gaffney: Johnny is credited with having worked with local, federal and international governments in monitoring and protecting the welfare of its citizens and commerce; and will bring a strategic approach to the mayor’s goals of working with the City’s boards and commissions.  As a City Councilman, with a Doctorate of Education, in Organizational Leadership, professor, astute businessman, international representative to Congo in Africa, lifetime native of Jacksonville and having been one of five brothers to play football for the University of Florida and the NFL, there are many areas of expertise where he will the mayor and the staff in a community based outreach approach. 

He is also known for having successfully assisted the government and other Africa countries in the areas of economics, resources, infrastructure, social, financial, and policy reformation and development and philanthropy. His background in government, banking, business, community development, socialization, international contacts along with local, state, federal and international contacts, resources, and influence will be an asset in the creation of commerce, placement of students and recruitment of corporate partnerships and collaborations.  His salary will be $92K per year.


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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2015, 09:21:35 AM »
Well, as you've probably guessed by now, Tacachale is really an infomorph algorithm designed as a Twitter spambot that collated the identifying personal information of Bill Delaney, a Gaelic footballer from Stradbally, County Laois. Originally programmed to plug Powers Whiskey in the Northeast Florida market, the bot branched out into Metro Jacksonville shortly after thwarting and destroying its creators circa 2011. So "I" can relate to the PR bot's woes.


I wonder if the tacachale is willing to replicate and license itself to the mayor's office?

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Re: Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Announces More Appointments
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2015, 12:27:05 PM »
Curry is just trying to get people from the other side into high positions, which any smart mayor would do. Brown did it too, and would have done it again if he'd won. Gaffney famously endorsed Curry over Brown, but I don't think Lee did. That's the more interesting pick.
none of which changes that this is one of the worst written press releases ever perpetrated on the english language.

Seriously-this is awful.

"Denise’s interest in politics began in Tallahassee while student where she attended Florida A&M University."

I don't think he's hired a Press Secretary, has he? Nevertheless, get a student copy editor and they can do a better job than that.