"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

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Knowledge Is Power

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Point Of Zero Tolerance...or No Return":

While I totally agree with you, Evelyn, I don't know what is blazes we can do about the situation. Reason has failed, the Mar Report was ignored and Dawe is determined to go his lonely way. Unless something illegal has transpired, Aurorans have no remedy. I believe all of those secretive meetings, and those which might happen now, could violate the Municipal Act.But I do not know that for a fact. The only 'fact' we seem to have is that Dawe ignored Mar's warning about attending those meetings. He may have ignored other legal advice in his quest but we cannot act without firm information.


You are doing something . You are making your position known.

There are those who believe  comments to my blog are noticed.
They may be right. But it is far more effective to directly notify your councillors where you stand on the issue.

At Tuesday's meeting, Mr. Mar. town solicitor was repeatedly asked to  give advice..

He said the situation was unique. It most certainly was. He was being asked to provide solicitor/client advice in a public meeting about the confidentiality of non-negotiations of an incorrigible contract.

People who support the status quo  of the board and the culture centre believe  they have won. They have not.

The contract cannot be allowed to stand. It is  a public  scandal and nothing can alter the fact..

All of Council are  aware. The majority support action .

They are  conscious  taxpayers  are aware.

God Help Them ,they believe  a process  has been presented that will solve  the problem.

A series of meetings that run out the clock will assure  voters they did everything they could and in the end ,when the term of the contract is over, it will  replaced.

Nobody will notice how much time and how much  more public resources have been flushed away for a purpose neither intended nor endorsed by the community.

Now you know council's intent, they need to know your position.

Knowledge is power.

The Mayor is not alone. Council  has nine members. A majority voted for  the plan.

A high-powered and expensive administration put the plan forward.

Negotiating with a group that brings nothing to the table ,with the required outcome previously announced, is utterly ridiculous.

Declaring the need for confidentiality, as if " bargaining in good faith"   is sufficiently perverse as to be ludicrous.

At stake is an agreement so badly written and so much against the public interest as to  border on corrupt.

It is a gross insult to common sense.

The community is ill- served  

Sadly, it is not  a solitary instance. 

It's only in  their numbers, council  allow themselves to be persuaded that people will be fooled. They have been.

If it  wasn't so extravagant, it would be comical.

In politics, when a name becomes a household joke, the goose is pretty well cooked.

If nothing happens to change it  and the  fiasco is allowed to continue as scheduled , results cannot be good.

But  here's the thing. This is politics. Something is always likely to happen. The problem might resolve itself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

David Heard is right.


without question,

has become OZ.