Mayor Morris commented that reducing the number to a fixed # is a simplistic ways of doing things. I agree.
But regardless of how crucial the need, to them $60,000 is too high.
Wendy Gaertner: “Its not acceptable that this is left hanging for another year”
Who is Wendy Gaertner to tell anyone what is acceptable.
Why not, this is effectively what you have done all term. Evilina droned on an on about the cost being much higher if you consider the impact to staff. This was extremely hilarious, its almost as though she believes the staff turnover has been a result of this and that she is actualy protecting them. I wonder if asked in an open and transparent way of town staff their feelings of working with councilor Macheckron if they would concur.
“The Lone Granger” (1:27:06) : “how do we want to run the culture, professionalism and ethics of our town?”
Ah, let me answer that Steve-o. Without you.
The reason is accountability, and you have failed the test.
Al WilsonWatch the mayor coach Wilson by mouthing “clarify” at 1:27:59.
The mayor constantly coaches and controls councilor Wilson at all meetings, he has no independent thought and it is very sad. I particularly like him drawing a comparison between Councilor buck’s blogs to “yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is no smoke”. There’s fire, and there’s smoke, it is emanating from councilor Wilson’s ears. He went on to say that he wished there was some vehicle for councilors to not have to put up with all of this. There is, use some common decency and some common sense. I’m not the only citizen that wishes there should also be a vehicle for citizens not to put up with politicians that act as a coalition, that bully other councilors and then sit smugly back spinning propaganda with town’s money to present an image of themselves other than what they really are. All of this attention to hiring an Integrity Commissioner seems weird if nothing is pending, as the mayor seems to claim.
Her new years message said that the complaint against councilor Buck is still pending, it is still on the town’s website. On one side we hear from Evilina that she is hearing from may residents for the need for an integrity commissioner while on the other deputy mayor Bob McRoberts states that no one has been asking him about the need for an integrity commissioner, that it’s quite the opposite. If there is a division on council about public opinion why do they not seek it? Why not conduct a public consultation, a study, a vote? Read the papers, read some blogs. Get informed. Stop shouting and start listening, or the cost of re-instating integrity to our council will be so high that the decision come election time gets easier and easier. Replace those that have shown their ineptitude and total incompetence with those with unquestionable integrity.