Thursday, December 30, 2010
Jean C. Jacobs announcing that I will consider running as a Candidate for Mayor of the City of Kingston in 2011.
Sottile Not Running Again - Mayor Sottile issued a press release today announcing that he will not seek another term as Mayor. He will, however, serve his remaining term. Mayor Sottil...18 hours ago.
It has been an honor and a privilege to work with our Honorable Mayor James Sottile over the last nine years and I wish him all the Happiness and Success in his future endeavors.
Jean C. Jacobs
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
From My Table to Yours enjoy the Celebration of the Day and make the most of each and every moment.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A notion that public humiliation of anyone will induce them to behave better goes against human psychology. Just ask yourself how many times you have been humiliated publicly, accepted the humiliation as fair, and reformed yourself. Is there anyone out there with such a story or comments who is willing to share it with “JACOBS LIVE PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE”
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Well where does time go in the hazy, lazy, slumber, steaming hot days of summer. Did I say LAZY?? Never happens in the world of Jacobs Live reporting for you the public. I attend almost four meetings per week, speaking on various issues including the CAT DILEMMA, the need for a MASTER FINANCIAL PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY OF KINGSTON, the KINGSTON UPTOWN FARMERS MARKET, HEALTH CARE MATTERS, special program with Art Richter on nutrition. Working with Ulster County Public Health Director, Dr. Hasbrouck in making Ulster County the Healthiest County in New York State.
I have just re-organized FOPA Friends of Public Access. We held our annual organizational meeting on June 30, 2010 and elected our Board of Directors. Presently I am President, of FOPA, a non-for profit corporation. Officers include, Leonard Walker, Vice President, Alan Tyler, Treasurer and Ellen Di Falco, Secretary. We will be partnering our efforts in a collaborative effort by working with the Kingston Area Public Access Commission (KAPA) by providing fundraising events, contract and grant applications, and hosting many area events involving our viewing audience.
Recently I have had so many distinguished guests on my show JACOBS LIVE including: Su Marcy, Vice President of the Ulster County United Way, Joe Fitzgerald (President) and Jillian Fisher (Public Relations and Marketing Director), Board of Directors of the Kingston Uptown Farmers Market, Sarada Bernstein, R.D., MPH Retail Registered Dietitian at ShopRite in Kingston, NY and Debi Welle, Public Relations Director for Saugerties Animal Shelter.
JACOBS LIVE on the move is the position I really take seriously. I have been out campaigning as a Republican Committee member for the upcoming elections in November, securing signatures on petitions for candidates from area registered voters. Ladies and Gentlemen the one topic I hear loud and clear is CHANGE is imminent for the future. Please take your position seriously come November and exercise your right to vote. The voice of the people is the power that can make change.
JACOBS LIVE alive and well working for you. Tune in every Wednesday evening Kingston Area Public Access Chanel 23 at 8:00 PM. I welcome your calls and your questions and together we will make a difference.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE KAPA CABLE COMMISSION FOR ALL OF THEIR DEVOTED TIME IN MAKING CHANNEL 23 A STATION TO BE PROUD OF.
HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!
Monday, June 7, 2010
A Special Thank You to my guests Ms. Pamela Wanning, Director of Health and Safety at Mid Hudson Health and Safety Institute at SUNY Ulster and Ms. Mary Beth Meyer, OTR, CDRS Occupational Therapist for their superior workshop and in-service on my show "Jacobs Live People for People" on Wednesday May 26, 2010.
Helping Mature Drivers find their 'best fit'
What: Educational Carfit Event
Where: Ulster Hose #5 Firehouse
830 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
When: Saturday June 19, 2010
9:00 AM--3:00 PM
Contact: RSVP Scheduling Office
Please leave a message to schedule an appointment.
Check how well your personal vehicle"fits" you and obtain a greater piece of mind.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
"THE TEAM THAT CARES"
(1) LANGON (2) PATRICK (3) SOLDNER
"THREE DYNAMIC LEADERS WORKING FOR THE TAXPAYER"
"INCREASE IN TAXES 4.7% IF BUDGET PASSES"
Kingston has exceeded the level of taxation it can afford.
Salaries and related costs amount to 84% of the school budget.
Pensions and benefits were 45% of personnel expenses in 2004-2005 but grew to 61% in 2010-2011.
Student scores improve but gaps remain between groups.
KCSD Budget in 1996-97 was $79,361.094
Student enrollment in 1996-97 was 7,871
Student enrollment in 2010-2011 7,020 (decrease)
KCSD Proposed Budget if passed for 2010-2011 is $140.489.253
KCSD Budget has increased $64,128.159 since 1996-97 while student enrollment has decreased.
Cost per student in the Kingston City School District $20,000.
FACT: New York State is Broke!
In 2005 KHS Graduation rate was 63.6% (Times Herald Record)
In 2009 KHS Graduation rate 60% recently quoted in the local media.
FOR 1-2-3 IN THE VOTING BALLOT LINEUP
(1) LANGON (2) PATRICK (3) SOLDNER
Correction made to original post of the Proposed Budget Amount Corrected 5/17/10.
Monday, May 10, 2010
PROVERBS 13:3, -"The one who GUARDS HIS MOUTH preserves HIS LIFE; The one who OPENS WIDE his lips COMES TO RUIN."
PROVERBS 16:27-28, -"A worthless man DIGS UP EVIL, while HIS WORDS are as a SCORCHING FIRE. A PERVERSE MAN SPREADS STRIFE, and a SLANDERER SEPARATES INTIMATE FRIENDS."
Lies and slander meant to destroy the personal character and integrity of candidates harm the development of an intelligent and discriminating electorate. We are running a positive campaign focusing on a program of action and solutions to problems that exist educationally, and financially in the Kingston City School District.
I believe that good honest people don't need to create poison for their virtues to shine through. We supply the information for voters to make an informed decision when they go to the voting polls. We do not attack individuals, we offer solutions to serious issues facing our present educational system.
Slander is used to cause division, poison once revealed, it opens the door for the spirits of bitterness, envy, malice, hatred, and creates division to enter into the mind of others.
I am angry to think that someone with little intelligence would attack the very heart of an individual that has always put her Community first and sacrificed many years of service to make her community a better place to live and raise a family. Unfortunately we agree to disagree and that is the beauty of politics and the ability to rise above this makes us a true leader.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
- Residents are facing a possible 10-12% increase in KCSD school taxes which is no longer sustainable for taxpayers.
- New York State is broke and should cut 30 Billion of spending over the next three years in actions from freezing state workers pay and benefits to axing aid for special education.
- School aid and Medicaid, the federal health plan for the poor account for 2/3 of the state budget.
- New York State is so broke it takes funds from itself to pay off Unapproved Debt.
We are living in a recession, depression and our fine city can no longer sustain the increases in taxes to offset the rising costs of our economy. Most of New York States debt is from falling tax collections and recent spending of billions of dollars. I urge the citizens of Kingston to take charge and become involved by motivating others to make a difference. Your tax dollars are at STAKE and the future of the City of Kingston. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The Bloggers' FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges that may protect you.
Generally, defamation is a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someone's reputation, and published "with fault," meaning as a result of negligence or malice. State laws often define defamation in specific ways. Libel is a written defamation; slander is a spoken defamation.
The elements that must be proved to establish defamation are:
a publication to one other than the person defamed;
a false statement of fact;
that is understood as
a. being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
b. tending to harm the reputation of plaintiff.
If the plaintiff is a public figure, he or she must also prove actual malice.
Is truth a defense to defamation claims?
Yes. Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
HAVE THE COURAGE TO EVALUATE YOURSELF
A Leader uses power wisely and power is the prime mover of people and events. If you are to deserve authority and master the art of influencing others, you need a lesson in self evaluation to keep you on track. These four self evaluation questions will help:
Why do you want power?
What will you do with it?
What will it mean to you once you have it?
Who will you serve with your power?
When you have personal and position power in balance, when you are humble about your power, and when you are willing to empower others, you will make a difference. Grass Roots leaders and famous leaders alike know that power and greatness are not a goal but a by-product of learning how to serve. A TRUE LEADER uses power wisely. People lack courage by not identifying themselves on Blogs when they attack others. This speaks volumes to the person they are, behind their anonymous post. I am my own person, and it is not about how much education you have, how much money you make, where you come from or who you know, it's your enthusiasm for improving things and creating new opportunities. If America is to survive the next two hundred years, we must maintain strong political and social ethics. Remember this Anonymous Blogger’s,” We Lead by Example". Everything we say or do sends a message, sets a tone, or teaches people what to do or what not to do.
Recently On a local BLOG I was reprimanded for not checking my spelling. Let me remind everyone that ridicule is a potent weapon and their will be many times my leadership is ridiculed but this empowers me even more, to stand up for my beliefs and accept any criticism. This is why one of the qualities of a LEADER is a RISK TAKER. Hiding behind your words when attacking others makes you a Coward. Also when the BLOG MASTER has control of his/her Blog they make the decision to POST. This also reflects their credibility and, they should take this into consideration before the post is made.
"ETHICS IS THE MAINTAINING OF LIFE AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF DEVELOPMENT."
Friday, March 26, 2010
March 25, 2010
From: Jean C. Jacobs
Good Evening: Mr. President, Community Leaders, Members of the Common Council and Community members in attendance this evening:
I stand here before you this evening first and foremost to thank Alderman Thomas Hoffay for creating this public safety forum so we as a community can better identify the safety concerns and arrive at solutions together.
As a life long resident born and raised here and my children I take great pride in my public servant participation and speaking before you this evening:
“Collaboration is Key”
Tonight we are here to gain the views and potential solutions and to strengthen relationships to ensure a productive approach to Safety in our Community.
This evening will provide an opportunity to develop and share understanding of the issues surrounding City safety with a clear exchange of views in providing an Action Plan for the future.
Some considerations include the fact that the cycle of violence affects us all and that cycle is one that needs to be confronted with change and positivity. We must seek to provide every individual the optimal experience free from violence inflicted upon them.
I am stressing the need for law enforcement officials, city officials, community groups and organizations, school officials and parents to work and partner with children and youth in our community to exchange ideas and how to best prevent violence, and improve safety within our community. By sharing this information here this evening we can SAVE LIVES.
The time for being upset is behind us and it's best to go forward together. Community Involvement is central to the prevention, intervention and suppression programs that our city employs. Tonight is a unique opportunity for residents to think broadly about strategies for addressing some of the most serious issues that face our neighborhoods. If you want to keep your neighborhoods safe, take this advice and never ever give up. Crime will never go away completely but we can intervene, we can prevent it, and we can reduce it.
In closing, I suggest as we move forward together, that in the future we break up in action groups designed to maximize partnerships to address public safety concerns.
Thank you for your time.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Michael and Claudia need help distributing flyer's to promote the upcoming citywide Neighborhood Watch Meeting in April. Midtown residents, meet them on Sunday, March 7,
9:00 AM at Deisings Bakery on Broadway - and downtown residents the D'Arcy's will lunch at Mariners at 1:00 PM. Let's paper the town.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Block by Block is an initiative designed to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods. City staff is moving block by block, building by building and lot by lot through the City of Albany to strategically address code compliance, public safety, abandoned buildings and community development. At the same time, the initiative is taking a hard look at the City's business model and information flow to create an updated and more efficient system for communication between City departments.