"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

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Story Continued

At that point  I could not be ignored.

The modification was not approved. 

Last night's memorandum was to leave well enough alone and   direct the  town's carpenter to make minor modifications to improve the situation. 

That started Councillor Gaertner on her  endless crusade on behalf of the  downtrodden.

"The committee is not satisfied" she said " They want  SOMETHING"

"We are not adhering to the requirement of the Act" she said.  Then  citied wording  about providing "dignity to the disabled" 

Round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows. 

Until the chair accepted a motion to "Move the question"

It's the  means avalable  to  bring to  conclusion a discussion that has no other objective but to hinder a decision being made.

Politicians being what they are, there's always a chance somebody will come up with an alternative that will  avoid a decision and accomplish nothing but get the thing off the table. 


Anonymous said...

It would appear that Clr. Gaertner has her own accessibility problem, in her head.

Anonymous said...

It's shameful that even when you wanted some input you of all people were ignored. But then again they would have known that wasteful spending isn't your game. If you can't spend money Evelyn...your not a team player.

Anonymous said...

In true fashion you make this whole discussion about you and your accessability. The Act in not called the Evelyn Buck Accessability Act. It is for all, I think a deferal to those that know is warranted.

Anonymous said...

We were very fortunate that Councillor Gaertner did not get enough votes to be able to select the committees on which she would sit. And she was damn angry about it. Now we must be endlessly patient as she milks whatever publicity she can from those she did acquire. It's awfully boring but could have been much worse.

Anonymous said...

Okaying insults? Stay classy.

Anonymous said...

Say what?

Anonymous said...

@ 15:06
I think the idea there might be to invoke a grin. Whereas you always want to draw blood. Just an observation.

Anonymous said...

Your right 14:14 What does Councillor Buck know about accessability?

Anonymous said...

Oh, okay, 19:03, that makes it alright then. Draw blood? It's the kid gloves treatment here.

Here's another observation for you: it would seem that you're a very poor observer.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me that EB wants the accessability work to be done to fit HER scooter et al. What about those needing access when EB is dead.