It's pretty clear they don't speak for him.
Who is this trio?
|He has a beard so he thinks he's smart|
The second member is Cathy Reuscher. She is an appointed, not an elected, Council member. From what I've seen, she cares more about sidewalks and trees than the people who actually live here. Her voice sounds like Minnie Mouse, yet she smugly told Morganelli she would not be "comfortable" on the Parking Authority. Well, I don't think Reuscher is very comfortable on City Council. I don't really care what she sounds like, but if she wants to talk about being "comfortable" with someone, it's hard for me to be comfortable with someone who sounds like a cartoon character. Sorry, but she brought it up.
The ringleader, of course, is failed non-profit boss Karen Dolan. She just happens to be under investigation by a Grand Jury headed by Diana's husband. He happens to be the District Attorney. The investigation is focused on Dolan's use of her office to get breaks for her own business from the City. Conflict of interest.
|Represents the trees and sidewalks|
Members of the public did speak, and let this trio know just how absurd they are.
The first person was Anne Evans (no relation to Eric), who tells me - horrors - that she was once a stay-at-home mom. "This is 2014, not 1914," she told Council. She told this trio their behavior was "demeaning and sexist, not just to [Diana], but to all the women of Bethlehem."
She also took them to task over their disparaging remarks about Parking Authority members, noting "they should be insulted, too."
"We expect our elected officials to represent us, not engage in partisan politics," she concluded.
Steve Antalics blasted Council, noting that people no longer come to meetings because they have "lost confidence." He compared the interrogation of Morganelli to a "CIA secret committee grilling a candidate for an undercover role." Pointing out that Parking Authority member Dino Cantelmi is a frickin' undertaker, he added, "All she should need to know is how to park a car."
At the beginning of every City Council meeting, some local cleric leads everyone in prayer. Noting that the preacher faces Council and usually ends with a "God Bless You," Antalics said ministers should instead face the audience and end with "God Help Us!"