Friday, November 20, 2015
I Will Be Brief
He just had something to day the day before. At the Finance Committee , he waxed on with about 137 audit reports.
If you have trouble sleeping, listen to them some time.
"I will be brief," he said then, too.
Council President Peg Ferraro tried to give him a hint when she asked, "Do you have a report?" Of course he did, and up to the podium he went. He is very excited about his new anonymous tip hot line, which employees and residents can call to report fraud and waste.
The number is 610-829-6616.
His brief remarks went on for about five minutes. And then Council members, who are politicians and like to talk, too, went on with about another five minutes worth of questions.
Seriously, what about an anonymous tip line that merits five minute of explanation followed by five minutes of discussion. They even managed to get Solicitor Phil Lauer involved with questions about liability.
When Barron had finally finished, it was Executive John Brown's turn to give his report.
"I will be brief," he said.
So if anyone wants to call this tip line to report government waste, you have a few good examples.