Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We Have The Utmost Respect for Our Ignorant Residents

At Yesterday's Council meeting, Lunenburg Councilor, Brian Davis, took issue with going in camera to discuss the actions of a councilor.  The Municipal government act specifies that personnel issues can be discussed behind closed doors.  Elected officials are not personnel.  At one point in the video, you will hear Mayor Bailey state that she always has the utmost respect for the residents. 

She expresses that respect, as only Mayor Bailey can, with the following quote in this article  in Lighthouse Now.

"If you're doing something right, I don't know how you can do it right-er," she said. "We will continue to conduct the business as we have been conducting it because we've been doing it correctly. I don't know how you convince people that are ignorant to the facts that that is the case, but that is the reality."

Among the ignorant residents in the gallery was a respected lawyer, a former CAO for the town of Lunenburg who has written international policy and a man who builds submarines for a hobby.

It really is difficult to take in new perspectives with a firmly shut mind, surrounded by only those that will tell you what you wish to hear.

Welcome to Lunenburg Council.  Enjoy the show.

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