A couple of corrections are needed.
The Town Hall is open today; January 2nd.
The office of Deputy-Mayor is not voted on the ballot.
Council must appoint a deputy-Mayor to act in emergencies, under the Procedure Bylaw.
The norm is to appoint the Councillor who attained the highest vote.
Council makes the choice.
There is no provision for an alternate for the town's regional representative at regional council.
A Code of Conduct was not signed by the current Council.
A Code is not operative without an Integrity Commissioner.
None has been appointed by the current Council.
Councillor Abel has the same right to comment on a Blog as I have to write it.
To suggest otherwise is to adopt the mindset that permeated the last council and administration that citizens do not have the right to express views without fear or favour.
Being elected to office does not infringe upon that right.
It reinforces our tights.
Councillor Abel speaks for himself and he has authority,for a term of four years, to speak for the electorate.
A Council is the sum of its parts.
Aurora Council is nine separate parts, expected to work together not necessarily of one mind but respectful of the principle of majority decision-making , not required to be correct in every person's view .
The virtue is, if a wrong decision is made, error is shared as are consequences.
Marginally better than having a decision imposed by some inbred jackass who came by power by ancestors toadying to a monarch, dong his dirty work , paying him with men and finances for his armies or bringing home wealth and stolen resources from colonies. abroad .