Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Donovan: Do You Wish To Lose Control Over Your Most Precious Asset?
Michael Donovan is usually quiet and unassuming, but not at yesterday's news conference. At yesterday's news conference concerning Allentown's proposed water privatization, this Cedar Crest professor and independent candidate for Mayor took the Socratic approach to Allentown's proposed water lease.
"Do you wish to lose control of your most precious asset?
"Do you wish that your government gives away this extremely important asset?
"Do you wish to have an opportunity to say No, because if you do not even have an opportunity to say No, you've been shut out?
"Do you wish to have the opportunity to give your reasons why you wish to say No?
"Some will say that the LCA [Lehigh County Authority] arrangement is the best option. It may be financially, and a you know, I have a great experience in finance. But I ask, what is the cost of giving up control?
"What is the cost of politicians covering their poor decisions over a decade?
"And what is the cost of giving up and shutting down dissent?