Wednesday, July 01, 2015
How Are All the Little Commissioners? (UPDATED)
"Good evening, Commissioner. How are you, how is madame and all the little Commissioners?"
I thought of that movie line from The Pink Panther Strikes Again when I heard that some NorCo Council members are interested in having themselves called Commissioners. I guess they're pissed because Lehigh County legislators still call themselves commissioners.
I believe they should start calling themselves Commissioners, but on one condition. They should always be referred to as little commissioners.
Little commissioners with immense egos.
Updated 7/1/15, 12:00 am
Well, believe it or not, it's happening. With all the many problems facing Northampton County, some blunderhead is actually proposing that the Northampton County Home Rule Charter be amended so that Council members will henceforth be called Commissioners. That will require an expensive referendum. It also requires an expensive ordinance.
According to the proposed ordinance, Council members need to be called Commissioners because - get this - "confusion sets in when members of County Council encounter the public." I agree completely. I know confusion sets in whenever i encounter them, but it has nothing to do with their titles.
The real reason why some County Council members want to piss away public money is because some of them feel like ugly step sisters when they go to conferences with real county commissioners who exercise both executive and legislative power.
If they want to improve their self esteem, I'm sure the courts have a list of psychiatrists they can consult. This is a complete waste of public resources and is being proposed without even being vetted by a Council Committee.
If two members of Council really do forward and introduce this nonsense, I suggest they resign, move to Lehigh County, and run for Commissioner there.