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

13 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.

**WORD SALAD EXTRA** Who am I to speak; a speech to be given 21 March 2017 by Mr. Charles Arthur Soule.

16 Mar
My name is Charles Arthur Soule an I want to be your next Mayor.
135 Bartlett Street, Lewiston, Maine
Please, Google:  Charles A. Soule, Lewiston, Maine to find me on the Web .

Who am I to speak?

I am not overly educated or overly successful; I am a Veteran of a Military Police Action gone by a citizen of Auburn – Lewiston; Maine, and the United States of America.

In November 2015 Mayoral Election; I was served a none harassment of a reporter and a no trespass by a daily local newspaper Lewiston Maine Sun Journal though the Lewiston, Maine Police Department./tag/news

The next day an article appeared in the local SunJournal.com newspaper calling me a “Eccentric” for pointing out that College Students from out of state in were voting in the Lewiston, Maine election by registering with just their College Identification and a piece of Mail without changing their drivers license; or any financial forms indicating their home addresses.

So, you will not read of my appearance here tonight in your local newspaper for the aforementioned reason.

I am here tonight to declare my candidacy for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine in 2017 as a “NO CONNECTS-IT ” in regards to Consolidation of the two cities of Lewiston – Auburn, Maine.

NOTES:

tag: https://soule2017mayor.wordpress.com/tag/news-flash-bankruptcy-for-lewiston

WORD SALAD 17 March 2017: Lewiston, Maine School Budget to increase 7.2 percent over 68.8 2016-2017 of last year budget to 74.2 million for 2017-2018 School budget. And, with Lewiston Taxpayer’s to pay $6 million dollars of new K1-K8 school construction cost. “WHAT IN YOUR WALLET ?” F/check:www.sunjournal.com/3/06/2017

15 Mar

Still, no word on if U. S. National Parks Service will grant wavier to Lewiston to build school on designated Roux football field to make way for new K1-K8 school @ $40 million school and city taxpayers to pay $6 million towards construction cost.

LEWISTON SUN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015: by Scott Taylor.

Mayoral candidate Charles Arthur Soule said he was trying to make a point about local elections when he challenged a group of Bates College students registering to voting on a Bates College Identification (only) at the polls Tuesday, 5 November 2015.

“I explained the facts, about how would they feel if I went to their family’s home district and started voting in their elections without changing my driver license to their State or other college financial information,” Soule said Wednesday.

But that’s not how Bates students Kristen Kelliher, Monata Song and Sophie Samdperil took it. ( Why did the reporter (Not a Pulitzer Prize Winner) not include that Nation these girls were from ?

He also did not include that the only reason they left the Lewiston Armory Men’s Room was that I had pulled out a Phone Camera recorder and failed to mention the witnesses I had , Maine advised the at time Managing Editor / Days:  Judith Meyer about ?

Ms. Samdperil said Soule was never exposed and was not using the restroom facilities (She is a liar.) but was attempting to escape.  ( I was attempting to extricate myself from the situation in the front of the building and went to the Restroom where I was relieving myself as the girls interred the restroom.  It was only after one of the girls; said, “This is not cool” did they leave the restroom.  They were trying to hold me at bay in the Men’s room at the Lewiston Armory on Election Day 5 November 2015.

THIS IS WHERE THE NEWSPAPER AND REPORTER STEP OVER THE LINE.

Newspaper and Reporter writes:  Soule is a local eccentric (“Eccentric” attempt at “Bullying” of a 62 year old at time: Vietnam Era Veteran and elderly mature citizen who has a right to run for office in today’s America as many time as he wants to. ) who has run unsuccessfully for multiple city seats over the past 20 years ( fact as printed in prior Lewiston, Maine Newspaper; it is 30 years, reporter, check your facts.)

Am, I an eccentric; because I am older and have not the new fad clothing or linguistics of today or does my age and the passing of time make one’s thinking and stature peculiar ?

DICTIONARY.COM MEANING OF “Eccentric”.

Noun: a person who has an unusual. peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern.

PEOPLE WHO WERE THOUGHT TO BE “Eccentric’s”.

  1. Nikola Tesla, Physicist and Engineer 1856 – 1943
  2. Lord Byron, English Poet 1788 – 1824
  3. Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance Painter 1475 – 1564
  4. Pythagoras, Greek Mathematician 575 – 500 BC
  5. Albert Einstein .. Need I say more?

Lewiston, Maine voters; to face “SOCIALIST POLICIES” in 2017. Mr. Charles A. Soule (R) and Mr. Benjamin Chin (D). Click, on anything red.

3 Mar
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He, has been resurrected from the Lewiston, Maine political ash heap.

Yes, Mr. Benjamin Chin will again attempt another run for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine with money $11,971.00 held over from his out of state liberal friends and last Mayoral Campaign.

And, once again he and jane lysen councilor for ward one who ward bates college sis in (1) will attempt to rally the Bate’s College Student into meddling; all, 1200 hundred who are allowed to force their will on Lewiston, Maine Ward’s 1 and 3 through just using their Bates College Identification Card and not changing their Driver’s Licenses or any of their Tuition Aid Information.

Mr. Chin will be hoping to attain his dream of opening an immigration office at Lewiston City Hall (F/check Lewiston sun Journal 10/ 2015) and his democratic liberal agenda.  Like when they rallied to push for a tuition free college education at taxpayer expense and then when Governor paid back hospitals the made a joke show of it. (F/check: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/09/08/politics/lepage-delivers-symbolic-check-as-39-hospitals-recieve-490-million-in-mainecare-payments/

It was an eye opener to see the article of his mayoral announcement in the Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal’s City Section, Page 1, above the fold; to which no other candidate was able to obtain.  And, I should know for I have run for years and have never obtained this coverage

All, I have obtained was intentional miss quoting and I handed a copy of my speech to the reporter. (F/check: Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal 11/2004), off colored head shoot and being called a “gadfly” and an “Eccentric” for my year’s of endeavor to be Mayor of Lewiston, Maine and serve the residents.

Such bolstering is surprise for a job that is defined by Lewiston, Maine City Charter as nothing more than a position whose duties include running the city council, speaking out on issues, voting to break a City Council tie and cutting ribbons.  I salary is just over $4000.00 and is a stipend for out of pocket expenses related to the job.

Mr. Chim spent well over $90 thousand to will the Mayor Lewiston, Maine election to my Mr. Soule’s $244 if I remember right.

Reading the article I almost fainted; when, I read, “The decision to run was difficult because of his young family.  (Not that he had saved $11,971.00 dollars from his mostly out State over $93,000.00 – 2015 Campaign funds. (F/check: 207 513 3000 press 0 for operator; ask, Lewiston City Head Elections Clerk.)

Lewiston is a city where most of our ever day older and younger residents earned their education through hard work, home / overseas military service, family instruction and through physical labor, not merely through a book in the local libraries or off the internet.

Does, anyone surmise or think; mr. chins, is content to remain Director of the Maine Peoples Alliance and allied liberal organizations like Lewiston’s Visible Community, Lot to Gardens whom receive fund through donation, memberships fees and your federal grants. (F/check: http://mainepeoplesalliance.org/allies)

Mr. benjamin chin says he wants, “Lewiston, Maine to be ‘America’s great comeback story’.”  But, with his liberal policies Lewiston, Maine will become a welfare haven at the old and young taxpayer’s residents expense.

Lewiston, Maine is the poorest city in the state !  Lewiston, Maine has a square mile inner city that is the poorest in New England.

Let it be known; that Lewiston, Maine is not anti-anything but it’s elderly population are concerned that rising taxes cost incurred with immigration will force them out of their homes.

It, will be my resolve to “Freeze all city non required spending and freeze all city salary increases.”  (F/check:  Administrator received a salary increase of $3,000.00 last year; and, that he the Police Chief $95,000.00 with a number of other city employee’s make more than the Governor of the State of Maine who is content to receive $75,000.00 a year.)

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