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News Flash: IMMIGRATION; Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) protest engagement held without City Administration knowledge or Permit?

13 Sep

I attended a staging of people that are looking for answers. But, are not taking in the information in the answer.

Along the upper Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine on the once 1950’s through 1970’s Miracle Mile there was a protest.

I did not mind joining this protest for a while as the protest was for the Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA) immigration government policy procurement.

This issue interest me as I am a Republican and wish to see the question resolved in a favorable light for the Democratic and Republican Parties.

However, when the demonstration moved from the Dufresne Plaza across from the District Court House on Lisbon Street to Congressman Poliquin’s Office on Lower Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine.  I quickly deferred not to participate.

My reasoning was that the Congressman Office has issued that the Congressman is for a form of DACA.

As to allowing a one time issuance of the Deferred Action for Children Arrival as it would place many an illegal child in jeopardy as they would be seen as an American and an outsider in the origin country of their parent (s).

As, I understand it, the Congressman is attempting to secure a policy that will not allow or be construed as a policy for greater interpretation for more “Illegal Immigration” with children just to gather a United States Citizenship (s).

It is my contention that Congressman Bruce Poliquin truly has the best interest of the State of Maine, Country and the welfare of the effected children – young adults at heart.

Note:

I also believe that a Lewiston, Maine City permit (s) to hold such intrusions of an assault nature should be required be the City of Lewiston, Maine and notification of Lewiston, Maine Police should be given.

It is not my nature to hinder “Political Free Decent”; but, to attempt to intimidate by number (s) of individuals moving to a location from a different locality to an opposing institution / group or political party facility should not in anyway be allowed.

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SOULE4MAYOR2017: LEWISTON, MAINE WITH A NEW FUTURE GLANCE. Click, on anything red.

15 Jun

*BUILDINGS and DWELLINGS:

1. Over 179 building, 600 dwelling and apartment units (Now, a property taxable loss to the city; that, business and residents must make up in the city budget.) have been demolished either by City (Mostly) or private land owners in the Past 32 years. This does not include the transfer of the Bates Mill Complex with $27 million dollars, 3 parking garages, and cost of refurbishing of 300 parking space and on going heating of the mill by the City of Lewiston, Maine.

55% of all housing units as of 2013 are structures containing two or more units and as of 2013 there were 70 condemned residential structures in the City.

As, of 2013 the breakdown of housing types are as follow:

43.3% Single-family Detached homes.
1.6% Attached Homes.
41.1% 2 to 9 unites.
10.3 10 or more units.
3.7% Mobile Homes.

These figure maybe off by up to 2 percent as of 2016.

*SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS: (Was talking to Code enforcement and he stated to me that it was a good thing building and apartments holding units were being torn down as it would lead to not having to build more schools.)

Student, totals are projected to be as of 2017 5,752 with an increase until year 2021 this in part due to reproductive habits of some newer immigrants and welfare. Plus, non sexual education of new immigrants and religious belief as contraceptives were to we Christians as dictated by the Holy Sea.

This increase in the last few years has created a significant increase in the tax rate for elderly property owner’s through the expansion of schools and the construction of a new K1 to K8 which will be over budget by my speculations. This do to unforeseen property procurement and demolition costs.

It is my speculation that 47 new classrooms are need in the next 10 years. This with associated teachers and support staff.

It would be wise to think that; if, it were not for the demolition of multi-unit building Lewiston, Maine would be in server municipal financial trouble and maybe at that in the future.

*LEWISTON, MAINE ROADS/Water Distribution Lines/SIDEWALKS/Parking Garages/BRIDGES/Landfill:

188 mile of roads.
146 miles of H2O distribution Lines.
86 miles of sidewalks.
5 Parking structures.
8 Bridges.
1 Landfill which I anticipate will need to be replaced in a little more than 10 years.

*SOULE4MAYR2017: NEW PRIORITIZE ECONOMIC VITALITY PLAN:FOR THE FUTURE.

1. Invest Wisely.
2. Emphasize the Heart of Lewiston.
3. Rethink Lewiston’s Suburban Gateways.
4. Capture a Greater hare of Major Retailers and Employers.
5. Make Lewiston a Hub for Artisan Industry.
6. Build Lewiston’s Creative Economy. (Translates to; Range of economic professions in active Lewiston.)
7. Partner, with Educational Institutions and Local Manufactures to Build a Skilled Labor Force.
8. Strive to become Self-Sufficient. This to me mean doing business with local town businesses peoples when meaningful value can be achieved.
9. Reforming the Cities General Assistance Policy. This to me means adding an individual to corporate full employment by the City of Lewiston’s paying the Employer for a period of time to educate the individual General Assistance person to learn the Job Requirements.

* STRONG SMALL BUSINESS AGENDA:

A. Support Local Partnerships / Incubators.

B. Start an Annual Partnership / Incubator Conference.

C. Open a Co-Working Office.

D. Promote, Grassroots Initiatives through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding.

*SOULE4MAYOR2017 POLICIES & PROGRAMS:

Initiate, a Downtown Development Revolving Fund or Infrastructure Bank or Union with credit unions / Banks.

Create, a Business Improvement District.

Set up a Tax Increment Financing District for the Downtown area.

Pursue Revitalization Loans or Grants from around the world.

Expand or create, search for a new Lewiston Economic Growth Plan with input from local businesses, out of state and overseas nations.

* * ALL, THIS WHILE INSTRUCTING: Lewiston’s Municipal government not to exceed Lewiston 12018 budget expenditures this goes to pay raises and Teacher-yearly-Step-Raises of 3% for each year they are with the School System. This 3% percent is on top of last years 3% increase and 3% on each salary they go a year earlier plus medical and extras.

Maine Financial System, is an up side down Egyptian Pyramid; getting ready to collapse on it’s self. Remember, Maine population is decreasing and the people living here will sooner or later be taxed to rebellion or drastic cuts will have to be made to social services (roads, bridges, water items.) The average age of a Mainer is 43 years of age . . . . . and increasing.

But than again,all U need to B happy; is-a-safe-place-to-sleep, meal-a-day and your- health. Fore, all else is an extra.

Did I speak to soon; to, the virtues of Michelle Obama. “YES” — soule2017mayor: Lewiston / Auburn News Rebuttal

15 Oct

This article was published earlier in the month; when, michelle was not trying to influence the black and women “Vote” and the legacy of her husbands failed foreign policy. I am a Repub… Source: Did I speak to soon; to, the virtues of Michelle Obama. “YES”

via Did I speak to soon; to, the virtues of Michelle Obama. “YES” — soule2017mayor: Lewiston / Auburn News Rebuttal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Lewiston Sun Journal of 08 December 2014; What’s happening in Lewiston, Maine

9 Dec

Is it me, or is something amiss in Lewiston’s City government?   I am talking about the acquiring of a canal from Brookfield of Canada, but handing over a Lewiston owned electric generation plant to Brookfield, plus surrendering Lewiston’s water rights.

Then there is the talk about a mega -size elementary school in Lewiston that would be for more than 1,000 students.  How can the students keep from feeling impersonalized, overwhelmed and treated like a number?  In the Sun Journal story, December 1, the proposed school was referred to as a “big school with a small school atmosphere,” but that’s just an oxymoron.

Then there are the recent dealings with the owners of the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, with Lewiston taking part interest in it.  So now Lewiston is a part manager of property it sold?  That is troubling.

I have heard that Auburn officials, in consideration of the mutual study on consolidation of the two cities, are freezing city spending in anticipation of a possible merger of the two cities.  Meanwhile, Lewiston officials are taking a spend-happy attitude.  That leads me to think that a vote against consolidation is required, as Lewiston should be showing good intent so as to not financially burden Auburn in the process.  Then Auburn could reject the merger on merit.

Charles Arthur Soule