"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 24 October 2013

The pulse of the community ??

A recent follower of the Blog tells me the Blog is the pulse of the community. If  true ,I would be very pleased indeed.  A lot  of time and effort  goes into it  which I enjoy.  If the enjoyment is shared  that would be  bonus.

I don't make the assumption though.

Visits and views climb steadily . Then we have a statutory holiday and they fall off.   They climb again sometimes more slowly.

When  a controversial  issue takes hold ,the numbers shoot up and stay until  excitement fades.

When we  speak of things beyond our borders, it raises  the  ire of  some.  They jealously guard the local bailiwick.

That's alright.  The blog is my  small contribution to town affairs. Everyone brings something to elected office.

My commitment to the right togovern ourselves    is mine.

At the moment, Council  seems to have been relegated to the minor  role of  social convener.

It's a far cry from "meddling" in town affairs.

I  think  membership is as  reflective of the community as  it could be.

When it comes to  the election , options provided, voters will judge the sum and substance
of   the term's accomplishments.

We will live with that.

In the meantime ,Council shares a commitment to the  best interest  of the community as each perceives it

We  ought to enjoy the common endeavor.

 To do otherwise is such a waste of time.


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Anonymous said...

There are some who would ham-string the Blog. I have hesitated to mention the landslide re-election of the Calgary Mayor. Just because we are a small land-locked town doesn't mean we can't think beyond the border.

Anonymous said...

Certain members of the present council seem to forget that wasting time is also wasting money.

It is this money, that flows from the taxpayers, that is their prime responsibility; they should spend it wisely.

Anonymous said...

It has been quite a romp. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It has actually gotten better. Used to be there was an indignant yowl when you ventured as far as Pefferlaw.

Anonymous said...

More accurately, this blog is the pulse of a small minority of the community. There are a huge number of the community that do not come here, do not know it exists and do not care. The only ones that come here are the vocal few who follow the leader and few of us that like to keep the others in check and reality.

Anonymous said...

Don’t know about the accuracy of your comment.. There’s a number of councillors from other Town’s that read this blog. I work in this Town and I speak to people almost every day about this blog.