Public Meeting A Lynching?

As reported in an August 12 River Town Times article by jcharron:

Council agreed to work with Deloitte and town administration to deal with the implementation of the 41 recommendations. Council will also sit down with Deloitte to discuss the recommendations, one that Brindle suggested should be done in public session. Council members sparred over a second public meeting to discuss the issue with residents with Pouget originally suggesting two weeks, then a month. However, that motion was withdrawn until council has their meeting with Deloitte first.

“I don’t think it’s a bad idea to take it to the people of this town,” said Councillor Bart DiPasquale.

Sutton said his motion to implement the 41 recommendations stood as is with Councillor Carolyn Davies fearing the meeting could devolve into a “pissing match” like the “lynching” at the Essex Power public meeting. Davies said the meeting had to be “thoughtful” with council having to get a better grasp of the report.

Pillon agreed that more time was needed to meet with Deloitte and get a handle on the recommendations.

“You might as well have a meeting that makes sense, not a lynching,” he said.

Councillor Davies On Her Performance

at the end of each year to date of this council’s term (2010 – 2014), all councillors were asked, “if any of you would care to provide a comment regarding how you think you have performed.”

at the end of year two Councillor Carolyn Davies emailed the following: (note: any spelling errors originated in Councillor Davies’ email)

“Thank you for your email  Dec 5/12.   As for your question on how do I think I have performed during the second year of my term is really not for me to answer but for the constituents to do so.  I understand that in a democracy everyone has a different view point, will interpret activities that come closest to their own understanding and needs.   As always, I am working consistently with my commitment to the consituents of Amherstburg. I want for other that which I would want for myself, fairness, justice and provide a voice to issues, if at all possible. I always look forward to what can be,   to what compromises can be made vs an either or and how we can move our community forward toward an improved quality of life and remain optimistic that a positive appoach will always provide more successful results. Regards, Carolyn Davies”

Councillors Refuse To Rate Themselves

sticky post: we’ll be inundated with how they think they performed and/or will perform if re-elected; however at the end of each year of this term (2010-2014), everyone was asked, “if you would provide a comment regarding how you think you have performed.”

year 1:  no one responded.
year 2:  no one responded. Edit: Read Davies’ response
year 3:  no one responded.