Righeimer's Charter Is Back!
Now that you're off the couch and headed out to vote, don't forget the City Council meeting tonight at 6:00 at City Hall. Today you not only get to exercise your right to vote, but you also get to exercise your right of free speech and to address your grievances before your city council.
Tonight, among other things, we will see the resurrection of Jim Righeimer's Charter - that ill-conceived attempt to completely re-vamp city government. Tonight is the first of the required Public Hearings on this debacle. Under the guise of "saving money", this poorly-crafted document will place the City on the threshold of corruption. The nine page document - cut and pasted together by one man to advance his personal political agenda - doesn't contain sufficient safeguards to protect the residents of this city from mischief.
So, spend a lovely evening with your friends who actually care about this and other issues. Come to City Hall, snuggle into one of those comfy chairs and watch the show. Watch your elected leaders as they either ignore those who speak to them or - if you're really lucky - watch them chide and denegrate those same speakers. Come see how many potential city council candidates step to the podium for some free face time with the voters. It's always fun.
If you can't be bothered after a strenuous day in the voting booth, then grab a brew, turn on CMTV - Channel 24 on Time Warner Cable and 99 on ATT U-Verse) and watch the festivities live and in living color. I'd suggest you watch it while eating dinner, but there's always a chance that someone on the dais will say something that will make you choke...
Tomorrow I'll tell you what I saw and heard - it may or may not be what you saw and heard.. we'll just have to sort it out between us.