Sheila Lyons losing support

Pro-sewer authority candidate Lyons appears to be losing support

The Barnstable Patriot, October 5, 2012
"Turkington won’t be drafted into county commissioners’ race"

The Barnstable Patriot, October 5, 2012
"It’s not all about sewers"

POLITICAL COMMENTARY:

By Voices On Wastwater

It appears that former State Rep. Eric Turkington is not interested in being drafted to run for Barnstable County Commissioner. In any case, we wish that honorable gentleman Godspeed in his various endeavors in the weeks and months ahead. He is a true civic leader.

It is significant to note that within the content of the above-noted story, it is stated: Turkington said that he is supporting incumbent County Commissioner Mary Pat Flynn of Falmouth “who has made it clear she shares my opposition to a countywide wastewater authority with taxing power, and sees the County’s role as assisting the towns in their individual efforts to develop cost-effective alternatives to ‘big pipe’ solutions.

Why is this observation so significant?  Well, simply put, it is what is NOT STATED that is so significant. Former State Representative Turkington (who solidly opposes a county-wide wastewater authority with taxation powers) apparently may NOT SUPPORT the re-election candidacy of County Commissioner Sheila Lyons because not one word of support is even mentioned of her current failing candidacy for re-election. 

She is, after all, supposed to be an incumbent political office holder, though that will very probably change after the upcoming November 6th election. Additionally, it may once again be due to the fact that Ms. Lyons staunchly supports the recommendation made earlier this year by her political appointees on the Special Commission on County Governance which undeniably called for the creation of a monstrous MWRA-style Cape-wide Sewer Authority with rate setting and taxation powers!

In Cape Cod politics, one must pay close attention to every single word espoused by local power brokers in order to get the true picture of things.

Finally, once again it is imperative that the voters and taxpayers of Barnstable County  pay close attention to this election cycle. If Pro-Sewer Authority candidate, Sheila Lyons, is re-elected as Barnstable County Commissioner, then gargantuan Cape-wide tax increases, inventive new regional user fees, and innovative county government fiscal assessments never before seen on Cape Cod will materialize in the months and years ahead!

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