"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

Saturday 26 October 2013

Two Questions Answered

What  difference has this Council made in the term.

One comes immediately to mind;   the current Council made it impossible for this or any  future Mayor or group of followers  to retain legal counsel and  incur legal costs of hundreds of thousands of  dollars for a political  device,  

Not the business of the corporation

It  had never  before been necessary to have a written policy to that effect.

When it happened here,  it wasn't happening in any other municipality in the Region

I heard of one situation where a Mayor had obtained services from a lawyer. His Council called  him to a meeting and warned him if he ever did it again, he would pay  the bill himself.

He never did it again.

Because of a  contrived resolution full  disclosure of expenditure  was refused though  I  do not doubt invoices are still on record in the town's legal department.

I have written and removed several paragraphs  relevant to this issue.

Subject to  legal advice received   previously not to speak of matters before the court.

It  has been difficult.

And yes, they are  before the court.

The  Fall Session of the Court begins on November 12th.

A Chief Justice has accorded priority to the case.

It has been four years arriving at this point.


Anonymous said...

It's likely best that you not write about it on the Blog.
Someone will find threads of conspiracy in an innocuous sentence,

Anonymous said...

"And yes, they are before the court."

Thanks for the confirmation. What was that someone said about "hogwash?"

Anonymous said...

Another question in an attempt to divert you from your current topic :
Why is there no council meeting this week ? It can't be because of Hallowe'en. Could it be so they get a longer break at Xmas ? It's not as if there are no hot potatoes waiting to be managed.
Yeah, I know that was 2 questions.