"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

Saturday, 5 May 2012

It Seems Limbo Is The Answer

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Wait And See":

Please, could someone please tell me what happened to the termination clause? Was it dropped entirely, postponed or is it hovering somewhere in limbo? We have to stop getting side-tracked into arguments about programming. This is about dollars, sense and the Museum. Aurora still holds all the legal, moral and fiscal high ground if it has the guts to use its position this time.

The Abel and Pirri motion included a clause to provide twelve months notice of termination  .

Initially, Abel moved to defer the resolution entirely. That failed.

The motion was debated to a conclusion with  a majority appearing to be in support. At  the last minute.  Humphryes moved and Thompson seconded the termination notice  caluse be deleted. The majority approved it   with a commitment that  something or other would be accomplished  accomplished within  a specific  time
or the termination clause  would be activated. .

The time limit appeared to be  March 27th. We are now into May.

Gremlin are afoot creating mischief.

The board chair is apparently quoted  he was coerced into agreeing to have Councllors on the board.

I think Councillors on the board would  be as useful as mammaries on a bull . 

We are still  pumping money into the facility. as well as  additional funds on a "facilitator".

Sometimes it seems  the only administration needed   is a single individual capable of writing  specifications and awarding contracts.or making requests for proposals.


Anonymous said...

Yup. Big Bad Aurora forced the Board of the Center to do something against their will. Fat chance. But if Council sit back & let the Board handle press releases, they hand yet another advantage to their opposition. Any pretense of Good Will seems to have evaporated with the removal of the termination clause. Big surprise there, eh?

Anonymous said...

I never thought to be arguing in favour of the Jazz Gang. But if we charge them for the use of that park, we can't we simply charge the Center for their use of the Church Street building? What is fit for one should apply to the other. More so in the case of the Center as they have to bring in the Museum. Can't have a 2-tier system of rules. Last time I checked, Council set the rules. Make them equable.