"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Blake Said:

On a different topic,perhaps you could speak to your present members of council and past who were a disgrace at the heritage meeting Friday night.They were disruptive and rude and Mr.Gallo and Ballard and the Ex-Mayor should be ashamed of their behavior.


I wasn't there. Councillors Humfryes and Abel are members of the committee. Councillors Thompson,Gallo,Gaertner and Ballard were in attendance.Councillor Pirri was not.

The former Mayor and her retinue of followers were also there.

So what was it all about? Four items were on the agenda.

The owners of the building, propped up with two-by-fours on Yonge Street have applied for a demolition permit.

Why would that be controversial? It's a horrible eyesore. A blight on the street scape. There are plans for something new. They remind me of the Wells Street School.

Why anyone would opt to save that old pile of bricks beats me.

There was a recommendation for something or other connected with creating another heritage district.

Properties will be tied up in all kind of persnickety regulations.

I don't know why anyone would want that. Most don't pay attention until they find themselves caught in the sticky web. Usually a couple of people are taking care of their own interest.

Council is doing it to us as well because we pay for this never-ending nonsense.

If residents who think they are protecting the value of their property had to pay for it themselves,they might think twice about it.

Seems the former Mayor was giving loud instructions from the sidelines to the chair about how to conduct a meeting. That must have been irritating for Councillor Humphryes. It's hard to know how to respond without dropping down to that level.

What the rest of them were up to I can't even guess.

Reminds me of a library board meeting at the end of the last term.

Councillor MacEachern's willing hand-maiden had been appointed to the board to make as much trouble as she was instructed to do.

At the particular meeting a resolution was tabled for debate. Prior to the debate Councillors and the Mayor filed two-by-two into the small room.

Like the animal pairs in Noah's Ark.

Only the deluge never arrived. And the boat didn't float.

The occurrence became another piece of the jigsaw puzzle of on-going plots and schemes of intrigue to forever remain a mystery.

Like Friday night. Another few new people had an opportunity to witness shadows of the shame filled past.

Like Old Geezer Ebenezer hisself.


Anonymous said...

Gaertner and Ballard badly wanted to control that group and still do. If the other Councillors will not protect one of their own from the hyenas, they are past hope.

Anonymous said...

Why do so many people believe that woman's story that she got $50,000 in severance from the Region ? Where did it really come from ?

Anonymous said...

I would not refer to them as a retinue but rather a rat pack.