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Op-ed: Council rehearsed perfectly for their meeting (by Peter Children)

Last night’s council meeting was a non event; as expected it worked flawlessly just as it did in rehearsals.

The street painting issue was brought forth and they trotted out Bill Stangler to reaffirm all of Trout’s claims, which were we are not capable of applying paint onto the pavement; apparently this is some sort of special skill endeavor.  Everybody played their part well, Lee scratched his head, stumbled with a few words that approached the apologetic stage then quickly moved on.  This is a case of’ “what you see is what you are going to get.”  That said, understand this: We operate a real city here with a budget that hovers around the $50,000,000.00 mark. Within that infrastructure we have a bevy of workers who’s job it is to preform a wide variety of tasks… but not spraying paint onto pavement. That we cannot do… we can do a lot but just not that.  Yeah sure.

There will be no surprises coming from that table.  Not now, not ever.  The best you can hope for is that the damage will be miniumn.  The only roadblock I see to this council is the law of the land.  You stood witness to Tom Meyer’s exit from this City Hall…which I feel was a wise move to hang on to his law license.  Had he stayed and kept “handcrafting” legal opinions for Bookmeyer that could result in loss of his license…he made the right choice.  Law licenses are not cheap.  He was never replaced.

Moving on… in his “State of the Union” address, Bookmeyer promised more industry and jobs to go with it.  Is that close by?  Are there any factories currently touring our city?  This town has turned into a real life comic strip.  If you don’t believe me just watch a few more council meetings…

Peter Children


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