The special meeting last night on the berm was a joke. The “fix” was in and residents of the flood-prone neighborhoods got the rough end of the pineapple again. The only actions required of Council other than swallowing their principles and voting the Allen Green agenda was to provide enough filler to butter up the residents and slide them out the door. That filler was provided in ample mounds by the lovable but dottering old nob Bob Ford. I almost fell asleep watching the telly while he ran over ancient knowledge as if he’d just discovered it. Sops like the ones he threw out about “not abandoning our residents” and making a series of “symbolic motions” should make real men puke. Come on Ford, at one time I thought you stood for something, now you’ll literally stand for anything.
Councilman Ford did such a good job of blowing smoke that Don Burnette didn’t even have to say anything. By the by, what’s with the little poofter these days, anyhow? He had that deer in the headlights look last night–maybe the knife in the back from Lance Green, his newly-announced opponent for Mayor, has him worried? Seems Mayor Green expects ass kissing but doesn’t reward it, eh Donald.
The only parts of the meeting that weren’t fluff and fantasy came from the audience. Dianne Gardner (see video below) stood up and told the council what she thought of them reneging on their responsibilities and of trying to buy out residents. Ted Noftall then presented one of the best summaries I have heard to date about why we should build the berm and the problems associated with not building it (see second video below).
Well mates, enough for now but the issue is sure to surface again.