"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 5 September 2013

One potato...two potato

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Shoot in the foot":

Evelyn... you're wrong. My post was not to discredit this poll. My intent was to demonstrate that the online poll mechanism that the Auroran uses is not and will not be accurate.

I have no knowledge of a previous post's claim to 12, I just tried it and got bored after 10.

My comment supports nothing nor does it opposed anything either. Just trying to make sure people do not read more into psuedo-facts.

YOu may let the poll stand, bu it is about as accurate as an Environment Canada long range forecast.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business.


Except to  the people who took the opportunity to cast a vote, the poll is no longer relevant. 

Council paid no attention to it whatsoever.  They never even gave it the time of day. 

They are interested only in  the single vote that decides millions of dollars of spending.

The vote to approve was five. The vote against was four. Even without a poll ,no more than half the community  is in favour of the project.

An  astute politician would not consider  those odds worth the  gamble.

But the issue now is not the youth facility.

It's  the  apparent disregard for the community's input.


Anonymous said...

How can you honestly say that an online poll by a local newpaper (which is not read by a majority of residents in paper form, let alone online) is "Community Input".

Anonymous said...

It was a seriously stupid political error in my opinion. Time will tell. One thing for sure is that they won't get any of that highly-desired in-put they keep expressing a need for from this particular tax-payer. Why should I bother?
And, before someone needlessly draws it to my attention, I realize I do not represent anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Colour me dumb. I thought there HAD to be public consultation and an almost unanimous agreement before the Hydro Fund could be touched ?