The amount of back patting, recognition, awards and general felating from this past term of council was absurd.More time was spent acknowledging work being done, than actual work being done. I am optimistic that the newly appointed council will turn the corner on this, but there are a couple members that I have a few reservations about. Wendy “neighbor-ino” Gaertner On a recent council agenda regarding advisory committee accomplishments, Wendy took the time to self congratulate herself as the former chair arts and culture advisory committee. Her continued disdain for councilor Buck shows how childish Wendy can be. Everyone has commented on her extreme ignorance, which was cemented when she had to ask when the remembrance day ceremony was. The following is an excerpt I found from Ron Weese’s blog ( http://ronssportblog.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html )
Wendy Gaertner looked like she was there because she had to be…and it showed. There is no one on this slate of candidates with less to offer sport than she. The thing I heard loud and clear was that sports need to come to her…she needs people to keep her informed…Wendy…it isn’t going to happen…people who are in sport are volunteers who have busy carreers, family lives and then volunteer lots of hours to their sport cause…they don’t have time to chase you or any other Councillor around to keep you informed. We elect Councillors and expect them to stay informed. Not our job to keep you informed… the other way around…say maybe this is the reason that for three years NO ONE from LSAC has asked the AYSC for any information. Wendy…you were on LSAC weren’t you?
This could have been taken from the 2010 Sports Aurora All Candidates Meeting, but it was from back in 2006.It’s amazing how some things never change. Lets hope that Wendy can show some changes, because her job will never be the same. Sandra “St. Kitts” Humfreys From the out of control frizzy dye job, to the over the top personality to having a hart on her election sign (where’s the unicorn or puppy dog?) it is hard for Sandra to reach the escape velocity from Sher St. Kitts. The two couldn’t be more alike, and I guess that is why they are Facebook friends:
Somehow she did, and the voters have given her a council seat.I didn’t meet Sandra until last night at Geoff’s campaign party. Sandra insisted I get to know her, the real her. So I asked her how one gets to do that. Her campain pamphlet was vacuous, but not as much as her website:
http://www.sandrahumfryes.com/ If you want to save yourself the time clicking the link above I have included an image of the site here: How does a candidate secure a domain name but fail at even attempting to use a website to communicate their platform? She could have at least listed some of her bigger accomplishments, like this one: Sandra’s response to getting to know her was I should just listen to what she has to say. Fair enough. The whole town will be listening. Lets just hope we hear more than cheer-leading from these two.