Commissioners actually stumble upon the right way to do things

by meeting in public and amending the sign ordinance.

Commissioners give nod to flashing signs
Headline, Mt. Juliet News, August 22, 2007 

Wow. Kudo’s to the Commissioners. After ten years in office for Bradshaw, seven for Hagerty and Justice, five for Elam and 9 months for Sellers, they seem to have collectively figured out that the way to change policy is to meet together, debate, and vote. Individually ignoring each other, the city manager, and often department heads and calling up employees with threats and demands is not actually in the charter. Amazing.

Something about a blind pig and acorns… we leave the rest as a statistical exercise for our readers.

-Publius

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2 responses to “Commissioners actually stumble upon the right way to do things

  1. voter

    Well you know what they say, a broken clock can be right twice a day!

  2. Butch Huber

    I tend to believe that, rather than this being a random event, the commission coming together to do the right thing is the result of a groundswell of public scrutiny and public action. I read in the paper how the Mayor was once again admonishing her royal subjects, in that she said that the punishment for violating her decrees would be severe. (she used different words…she isn’t “that” far gone yet.) She told them that the commission was being “very generous” regarding the sign ordinance provisions. “Very Generous”? Very Generous! The commission is being “Very Generous”? I thought the commission was there to do the will of the people, not to act as lords. The city is not “their” city, or more specifically, “her” city. The commission has no right to be “generous”, it only has the right to do the right thing. Whenever a government organization is “generous” to one group it is automatically being unjust to another. Ordinances should be passed that reflect a balance of public opinion and interest. I guess she can’t help projecting an image of superiority over others.

    Butch Huber

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