"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

Friday 19 April 2013

Thank You Councillor

Councillor Abel has a different understanding of process than I do.

 Mr. Albino received a decision from Council several months ago. He was told to come back with a business plan to demonstrate feasibility of a Heritage Park. I told him I wasn't buying what he was selling but Council's decision was satisfactory.

 Nothing in town procedure permits a delegation to an advisory committee to circumvent a Council decision. The delegation produced a motion without notice, to direct a director to asses the issue and estimate cost of a feasibility study.

Why would a Director's assessment trump a Council decision. ?

Nothing more is involved here but a promotion to facilitate a fast , easy lucrative sale of three private properties.

In no way is it the town's responsibility to determine feasibility of the promotion. It's not the first time Council has made a decision only to find the issue back on the table for a second time obviously intending a different decision to be made. Councillor Abel knows the experience well.

 Sly.devious,underhanded manipulation has been de rigeur since the beginning of the term. If this Council has any sense of its authority , it will put a stop to it now.

 Council is having a hard enough time completing business agendas without re-hashing the same items two or three times until the Mayor gets what he wants.


Anonymous said...

Me thinks the Mayor's hand has over-reached this time.

Anonymous said...

If it is such a great & viable idea, let them form a consortium & do it on their own dime. It is not the job of Aurora. We took years to reach an accommodation with the Centre. Was that not enough of a lesson?

Anonymous said...

But, you have no hesitation in rehashing things in an effort to get what you want, right?

Anonymous said...

Who is "We," 12:58 PM? Do you think the Cultural Centre isn't a part of OUR town?

Anonymous said...

Himself obviously has not heard " If at first you don't succeed, if again, you do not succeed, STOP, don't make a fool of yourself "