|Barb Thierry is another Council member who wants to revote|
Bob Werner ended Thursday's meeting by distributing a "top ten list" to some (not all) members of the press, detailing the great things that have happened over the last year. He missed Monday's reorganization and was one of the five who voted against a do-overon Thursday night.
Well, instead of reading about how great he was, Werner opened up The Express Times on Saturday to see that his new Council has been awarded a Turkey:
"[A] nine-member board can’t muster more than four bodies for one of the most important meetings of the year. Did everyone have the flu? Let’s see the doctors’ excuses — or better yet, hold a re-reorganization meeting and elect leaders who have true majority support of their peers."Lamont McClure did try, but it was a poorly phrased motion. He wanted them to go into recess and have the Clerk prepare a resolution and then come out and re-do the vote. Nobody was entirely sure what the hell he meant.
Ken Kraft voted against it, which blew my mind. Ken is the Council member who was denied the right to vote by phone when that same right was given to another Council member who asked first. Kraft, still shaking off a bad flu bug, was confused. He reportedly will be asking for a reconsideration.
This is pretty basic stuff. Forget the motion v. resolution crap. When a Council member is denied the right to vote on any issue, it is the people who are shortchanged.
Where was everyone on Monday?
Ken Kraft and Bib Werner were both quite ill. Barb Thierry though it was the next day and raced down to the courthouse, arriving there just as the meeting ended. Peg Ferraro was on a privateer, although she made arrangements to phone in. Bruce Gilbert was teaching.
It happens. It just all happened at once.