"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, 25 August 2013

The Mosaic

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A short exchange":

I heard you loud & clear. But you were speaking to those who will not/ cannot hear. I'm not sure if councillor Pirri really understands taxes .And that is not a crack at his age or living arrangements. Just an observation. When would he have opened any of those envelopes?

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 25 August 2013 10:24


I think that's a valid observation; age and living circumstances included.It's all part of the mosaic of our governing structure. 

The Councillor does seem to have difficulty separating his role as  representative of the taxpaying community  from   back-up for administration. 

The  problem may  even have increased since he became employed  as a municipal public servant in a neighboring municipality outside of the Region. 


Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm pleased that he found a job. Another part of your mosaic is Councillor Gaertner. I have asked repeatedly if she has ever held a job. "And answer there was none. "

Anonymous said...

The councillor has also set up his own consulting business, going by his LinkedIn profile.

Anonymous said...

Re: Councillor Gaertner.
All I have heard is about the rise & fall of that kids' program. It's been pretty well hashed over here & on the Citizen. Sounds like she did a good job. I assume 12:39 is asking about a regular job where she was answerable to others. That I don't know.

Anonymous said...

He fits into that town well. Bradford loves spending taxpayers as well. They have a pop. of about 28 thousand and have 8 councillors and a mayor.

Anonymous said...

@ 18:21
What hog-wash ! You are usually better. Check out the Four Corners of Bradford. Deader than a dodo.

Anonymous said...

20:28... you mean like Yonge and Wellington?

Unless you need a bank or dollar store of course.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. So what was your point about Bradford's spending habits ? Irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

There may be some in-coming flack,. But Christopher landed the Banner and our-ex in the mud.