Comment 67509

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 05, 2011 at 16:24:15

A few things come to mind...and I'm not surrendering the right to add later, LOL...

First, isn't this the chap who, in a previous incarnation, threw a writing utensil at someone during business hours?

Secondly, it seems to me that a secret wish of his would have his entire term 'in camera'.

Finally, and I'm not going to apologize for yammering on about it because it's that important, but because there is, by default, this chasm-of-communication between Council and Residents (I was going to say 'between Them and Us'. YIKES!), one that Mayor Bratina seems to almost feel more than comfortable with, I'm compelled to keep pushing the idea of town hall meetings.

Yes, I know this isn't part of our grand tradition in local politics. (What else does this include besides a) being terminally disappointed in what our elected officials do, and b) 60% of us not voting at election time?) But it can be and it should be. If the Mayor were 'obligated' to attend half a dozen of these per year across the city, do you really think that this culture of non-information would be allowed to foment?

(I'm reminded of a wonderful editorial mind opining during coffee this week that because the Mayor seems to have chosen CHML as his sounding board, it's not so much that he doesn't want to be mis-quoted so much as he doesn't want to be quoted, period. OUCH.)

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