"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, 11 September 2014

Think Abaht It

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I Can't Fake It":

Enormous " if " in your last sentence.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 11 September 2014 10:12


None of which is relevant. Buying real estate as an investment is not the role of a municipality. 

Neither is the role of landlord.

Municipalities are expected to sell property surplus to needs in a bidding process to realize the 
highest and best value.

The property rightfully belongs to the town. It is surplus to the needs of the senior level of government. They took it from the town in the first place without paying for it. It clearly became a costly liability and will be to the town as well.

It's a bloody great wooden shed, a hundred and forty years old.

Why do we have staff on the payroll whose job it is to be negotiating real estate deals?

Where would a municipal public servant acquire those skills?


Anonymous said...

"The property rightfully belongs to the town."

According to who? You? Other than you?

"They took it from the town in the first place without paying for it."

Please... This is petty crap.

Anonymous said...

You did read the documentation ? Follow the paper trail - it is quite clear. But it is not important now because the decision had been made in fear of the Council becoming a "lame duck ". That phrase was even used by the clerk.

Anonymous said...

History is interpreative 11:31

Anonymous said...

Say what ? Is that a derivative of creative ?

Anonymous said...


Perhaps the word he/she was looking for is interpretive.