There is so much money floating around that election that cannot be traced to a source. Perhaps that has always been the case but this time it is very obvious. I think Congress should reign that in but it may have passed laws that allow it.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 19 March 2016 at 16:27
The voice is mellow ,manner calm and his logic to the point. Jeff Greenfield is a CNN contributor who makes me feel secure. Even Charlie Rose occasionally reveals his bias .
Some time ago...I forget which crisis... Jeff's contribution to the conversation. put everything into perspective. He was the big old comfy chair in the room.
Then he disappeared from CNN. I missed him.
Yesterday he was back. Unchanged.
The subject... media coverage of the ballistic billionaire.
The consensus seems to be, a Frankenstein monster is at large.
In response to the comment above, an effort was made to limit financial contributions to political campaigns. It was appealed to the American Supreme Court and that's where the kibosh came down.
When I finished reading the Auroran account of council's debate on the Mavrinac parcel, the thought
occurred, what if Rogers did what CNN does after a debate...have research on the spot to establish for all to see,what was true and what was false and what was abysmal ignorance at best and deliberate deception at worst.
Recently Council filled the vacancy in the Chief Administrative Officer. The job pays upwards
of $200,000. a year.
What should be expected in return? Expertise, I suggest ... historical background to guide Council to make sound coroorate management decisions
The master recreation plan is under review according to provincial regulation and to determine future development charges. A consultant advised Council the Mavrinac parcel is not needed .The neighbourhood is well served with parks. The funds are needed for other recreation purposes.
Quotes attributed in the Auroran story indicate Councillors neither accepted nor acknowledged the advice.
The new Chief Administrative Officer is a fresh start and one of a team.
The obvious question arises; if facts and expert advice is neither needed, acknowledged or referenced in the decision-making process, what is the purpose of awarding contracts or maintaining an administrative structure at a cost of millions?
If there is no purpose and it's all an extravagant sham, how does that make us different to the circus
going on to the south of us?