"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

Monday 28 October 2013

The Color of Betrayal

I left out the biggie  off the  list of space used by  various volunteer  organizations.

Church Street School  has been leased rent free to a  Board  without accountability.

They have closed door meetings.

Not only that, the town pays for all maintenance and utility costs. $150,000/

Not only that ,the town provides funding to the board that increases  each year.  Four years  ago, it started out at $343,000 a year.  Last year it was pretty close to $400,000.

Any revenue earned  stays in the pot. Programs with charge are advertised as "Free"

Aurora has always nurtured culture  for what it adds to life's enjoyment but alsofor a practical purpose.

A firm seeking to re-locate  hopes to transfer  key executives.

Quality of living for families is an  all- important consideration.

Supercilious , disrespectful,condescending, sly.sneaky, two faced , manipulation to steal the museum from its rightful occupant, double dealing in the extreme.

Contribution  to  an attractive image-----nil.

Foisting a new burden on  hard-pressed taxpayers without as much as a by-your-leave and without consultation
did little to generate trust or well being.

The  real irony  -------there was always  room  and support for heritage and culture but something more had to be insinuated.

 A town's population is fluid.  New residents  arrive and others leave.

I will tell the story again as long as  there are  new listeners.

If the straight goods in politics are preferred,  people need to know what the other stuff  looks like.


Anonymous said...

You go, girl !

Anonymous said...

The bloom on the rose of the Centre appears to be fading. There are so many marvellous places within easy driving distance where you don't encounter the same old faces. I eagerly await their next report since the new head said he was going to look at reducing their dependance on town money.

You Could Say It's Blooming said...

Sorry, 20:01, your wishful thinking is way off - the place is going from strength to strength.

Anonymous said...

"I will tell the story again as long as there are new listeners."

Or more likely "I will tell the story again as long as there are weak minded minions that will listen again, and again, and again.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see their presentation. Councillor Ballard told council that they were ready to launch a big fund-raiser after the last go-around.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me it is not again time to go through that ?

Anonymous said...

Now who's drinking that Kool Aid ?

All Done & Dusted said...

The story that keeps getting repeated here is merely one person's biased interpretation of events.

It didn't much matter before, and it matters not at all now.

Anonymous said...

A new Ipsos Reid Poll shows more than half of Canadians are following the Senate Turmoil closely.
They have got that one right.
Senator Duffy's statement is incredible.

History is Written by the Victors said...

Councillor, you keep going over a battle waged and lost. Think of it as a sort of local Culloden.

Anonymous said...

And you are such a sycophant.

Anonymous said...

14:17, did they fight at Culloden?