Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Southside Resident Appointed to Bethlehem City Council
Though Bethlehem is in a state of emergency and police want everyone off the roads, Bethlehem City Council met anyway to decide on Bob Donchez' replacement. But white smoke curled from the rotunda and bells are ringing everywhere, at least in my head. WFMZ-TV69 announced at 8:30 pm that three members were able to agree on someone and fairly quickly, too.
Three members of this seven-person body decided on Cathy Reusher, a Southside resident, food co-op founder and Shakespeare lover.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing."
Let's see what she does. According to The Morning Call, Cathy attracted votes from Michael Recchiuti, J. Willie Reynolds and Adam Waldron.
Sonia Vazquez, the candidate being pushed by Karen Dolan, received votes only from Dolan and Eric Evans. Karen's jabs at other candidates may very well have doomed Vazquez.
David "Lump" Sanders was supported by Bryan Callahan. He probably sat at Sander's Table of Knowledge.
All 11 candidates were highly qualified. There was no way that Council could have botched this selection.