"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 21 April 2011

Just A Wee Bit Of A Thing

For seven years. I froze in the Council  Chamber in the winter. The doors had to be kept open to signify opennes and transparency.

I railed against the ass-backwards logic and the contradiction to  the hype about  conserving energy.

People came to the meeting to hear a particular issue. When they left and stayed around in the reception area to  chat , they had to be shooed out because Council was in session and the doors had to be kept open.

On Tuesday night, supporters of the trail system were out in force. When they left the chamber, they stayed in the lobby to chat. Through the closed doors, their voices were a soft comforting rumble.

They were using their town hall how it was intended.

If all is not right with the world. In Aurora,things are improving.


Anonymous said...

excellent point Councilor Buck . and that’s not all that’s improving , you are at long last garnering the support of your quick studied counter parts around the table, and for the first time in 7 years business is being conducted in a professional and polite manner ,for the most part,
things are definitely looking up !!

Anonymous said...

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.