Northampton County Council, arguably the worst local government in the Lehigh Valley, is getting a visit from the best. Lehigh County's legislative body, its Board of Commissioners, will invade the star chamber on January 12. I am unsure whether Northampton will even have a Council Prez by that early date, to say nothing of a 9th member.
On paper, the reason for this visit to the People's Republic of Northampton County is the inaugural meeting of the bi-county health commission. But don't believe that for a second. A coup is obviously in the works. Disgusted that regional efforts like a work release facility and crime center have been consistently rejected, they've had enough.
For the past month, Sheriff Rossi has been drilling commission members in urban assault tactics. "If we take out Angle or McHale early, this will be a cakewalk," predicts team leader Percy Dougherty. "The rest of them are a bunch of panty wastes. I mean, who the hell insists on being called 'Charles'? And Lamont sure as hell sounds French to me."