"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

Monday, 26 January 2015

"Follow The Yellow Brick Road"

Council is having a budget meeting tonight. The public are welcome to attend and  have input.

The town wants the public to have input.

I don't plan to attend. Not that I  don't have strong opinions on the budget.

I object to hundreds of thousands of tax dollars being transferred  to a self-appointed board with no reason to exist.,

I object to a grant of whatever -they -request  to the Historical Society.

The Town has assumed  responsibility for the museum collection, provided space for a museum and hired a full-time curator. There is no justification for continuing the grant to the Historical Society.

The other outfit doesn 't even know it 's supposed to be self-sufficient.

I am a taxpayer. I do have an informed opinion. When I was a Councillor my input on the budget had zero impact.

Why should any other citizen expect opposition to spending might make a difference?

The invitation is a scam.

Unless it's intended as an opportunity for special interests to request additional spending.

About positive versus negative.

Like the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz .


Anonymous said...

Several around the table will know little about what is asked.

Nor very much about what is required.

And why.

Anonymous said...

That invitation is bogus. Months ago it was announced that there would be no more public in-put to this budget.
On a more positive note regarding the over-run of costs on the Leisure Centre, a couple of the new councillors showed that they might have claws. Early days though.

Anonymous said...

If council did not get enough in-put during the election, they must be hard of hearing. There were plenty of exchanges about spending by the town that seemed excessive. Everyone at that table heard about the concerns.

Anonymous said...

Really important meeting - NOT
No one bothered to hit the streaming button.
We could do with a bit more micro-managing.

Anonymous said...

Christopher has been busy.