"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

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Committee Members.? Not Yet

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "In Your Easter Bonnet":

10:47 PM
You missed the point clearly made in that article. The ACC was pitching their vision through the press. Mayor Dawe said nothing and his Council were not members of his so-called team. He may fancy himself to be a White Knight but he was not the only one elected to represent Aurora. Maybe he thinks he can just present some package to Council for them to blindly pass but he sure risks alienating them by not having Pirri and Abel on board. Did it occur to you that this too might have been done because the ACC refused to deal with the ones who knew them best?

Sometimes it seems points made  in posts are deliberately misconstrued.It becomes obvious if I clarify and  that too gets twisted to say what the commenter  prefers.

I understand, there have been a number of meetings with staff and  Mayor participating,

The Mayor  made a commitment, there will be progress or the termination clause will be activated.

The problem is different understanding of what represents  progress. .

Apparently terms of reference, as parameters  for discussion  are hoped  to be recommended to Council by the end of the month'

 Nothing more.

After Council  approval of terms of reference, committee members will be named .

How long that takes, remains to be seem approval. All  councillors have a right to attend wherever town business is being discussed.
One thing is obvious, there will be no resolution to  the problem to speak of by the end of March as committed by the Mayor and it seemed, expected by Councillors Humphrey's and Thompson.

When they put forward an amendment that wasn't an amendment but was put to a vote by the Mayor, and did in fact, neuter the original motion  of Abel and Pirri.


Anonymous said...

Forgive me for being a cynic but all I'm seeing is smoke and mirrors as usual. This is as useful as the Peace Conference about the Vietnam War in which they fought for a year about the shape of the negotiating table. The ACC idea was to stall and they are doing so. Mayor Dawe took Aurora from a position of strength to one of weakness. It would be great if he could dig his way out but I have yet to encounter anyone who believes that to be possible.

Anonymous said...

Cllr Buck, coming out of the 28 Feb. meeting, the parameters, terms of reference, etc. are what was proposed to be settled by the March 27th meeting. You seem to be suggesting that the new cultural services agreement was expected to be ready at this time. Not so, but progress towards that goal has certainly been made.

Your desire for immediately breaking the contract full stop ('keeping the corporation safe'?!) is not going to happen, you have to admit.

KA-NON said...

To Disingenuous @ 11:34 AM

Evelyn never expected that this would be done by the end of March. She is simply pointing out that, at the infamous meeting, Mayor Dawe gave the distinct impression that it would be solved by the end of March.

But then you knew that.

Anonymous said...

I think you need to watch the DVD of the meeting. What's coming forward next week is what they said would come forward.

Anonymous said...

11:34 AM
I believe Mayor Dawe is on record saying that the termination class can be activated if satisfactory progress is not made. We may have differing opinions on what ' satisfactory ' might be. The devil will lie in the details and certainly attention is being paid.

Anonymous said...

More stupidity. This is a simple matter. A contract as outlined in the Mar Report. It does not require endless meetings. How odd such ' cultured ' individuals cannot grasp the obvious. Mr.Downey must be bored out of his mind at the pretence.