The situation would be desperate.... as a ghost, he watched it coming ...but the woman he loved and wanted to protect could not hear his voice. He was a ghost.
I knew all too well how badly they were being steered but because it was incomprehensible to Councillors that people with such authority could be so ill-equipped. my voice was simply not heard. c
Incredibly, though they could not be unaware of the determination for change that really had nothing to do with them, they had not understood.
They hadn't seen previous staff replaced, how it was accomplished and the purpose of it.
They failed to appreciate the thoughtful community gives new Councillors time to learn. Voters take personal satisfaction from watching it happen with people they chose to elect.
Will we ever forget the night of the Abel/Pirri motion to give a year's notice of termination to the Culture Centre Board as required by the agreement?
The Mayor never spoke so eloquently on any issue before or since. Yet....when the debate had exhausted itself ...the only thing left was to vote...there was a pause....the vote was not called ... a motion obviously intended to be moved by Councillor Humfryes was moved instead by Councillor Thompson, seconded by Humfryes to do exactly the opposite of how the debate had proceeded.
So much more was lost that night.... early in the 2010/14 council.