"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

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Point Was Missed

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Big Ben and Ian Millar":

21:10, there'd also be a group bitching about the cost.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 27 January 2015 at 23:14


 Perth is a town of fewer than 6,000.people.

The beautiful bronze sculpture of Big Ben and  Ian Millar located where everyone can see and enjoy  every day of their lives that cost $250,000 was paid for with funds raised  from the community by Perth and District Chamber of Commerce.

It was a gift to the community.

In our town , self-described as affluent , a Council member  hopeful of winning favour suggested the Chamber of Commerce should have fees for a public venue waived for an annual event that MAKES money FOR the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber took up the offer.

They also have  use of facilities and service  at taxpayers expense during the annual street sale which is a  gargantuan financial  success.

Sometimes I think I must be too subtle.


Anonymous said...

The ones who should understand your point are the very ones who miss it. Keep on swinging.

Anonymous said...

No, the point wasn't missed. Besides, you don't do subtle.

Anonymous said...

But, Evelyn, the Mayor needs someplace to deliver his Keynote Address.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be appropriate for the Chamber to donate a portion of its profits from the Street Sale to the town. It isn't as if their members actually do any heavy lifting - most are too busy with their own booths. The entire town works that event but only the one group stands to make a bundle.