you talkin to me?

Earlier this month another lawsuit involving one of the town’s former mayor’s was decided, this one however was dismissed before it could even proceed.

The Auroran covered the story, and you can read it here:
http://www.theauroran.com/2012/12/17/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-by-taxi-owner-against-town-former-mayor

Interestingly enough Clr. Gaertner was upset enough about not being informed that she wrote a letter that ran on page 4 of the January 15th edition of the Auroran. It offered little in the way of substance aside from echoing Clr. Ballard’s issues he brought forth at council previously. These were reported on page 8 of the January 1st edition of the Auroran, and the Town’s solicitor was clearly quoted as saying:

“The insurable matters of the Town are reported to Council once a year, but once a matter has received insurance coverage, it is the insurer who runs with the matter, they instruct their insurance defence counsel in the matter. The information that I provided to you back in 2010 still stands to today. We have to be careful what we speak about as it is a matter of litigation.”

So council as a whole, including Clrs Ballard and Gaertner were provided with the details yet want to suggest otherwise?

I see this as noteworthy evidence that both councilors care far more about feigning outrage in front of television cameras and newspapers than they give a damn about actually learning things about town policy.

Perhaps a copy of Martin Scorsessi’s 1970’s classic Taxi Driver should be provided to members of council as suggested viewing.

In it Robert De Niro’s character Travis Bickle delivers this more than appropriate line:

"I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people."

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