Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Trust is not a commodity":
"But then, lo and behold, following heated
debate on the issue, the mayor turned a full 180 degrees and voted against the
This scenario has often been repeated here by Cllr Buck and
others. I think it is a matter of perspective - you heard what you wanted to
hear ... until you didn't.
What I heard was what I hear about any number
of issues before Council. A member will speak to the matter, often giving the
pros and cons, and may even speak twice to the motion, etc.
members that get castigated here for some perceived switcheroo did nothing of
the sort. I heard them address both sides of the debate, the good and the bad,
before proceeding to the vote. I wasn't surprised by the result - as many of you
were - because I was listening to what was actually being said, rather than what
an opponent of the Cultural Centre expected to hear.
I think this
rewriting of history, based on a bias and a misperception, is really unfair to
these particular members of council.
Times have changed. Council deliberations are no longer dependent on media for interpretation.
People can see and hear what the Mayor and Councillors have to say about town affairs.
Double speak and backtracking are not new in politics, they are just no longer so easily practiced.
"By their deeds, ye shall know them"
One might imagine the fate of the last Council at the hands of the electorate might have sounded a warning.
But no, perhaps the new order is too new.
Only one reason existed to create a separate autonomous
not- for-profit board to govern Church Street School;
The intent was the facility would be.self-sufficient and never become a burden on homeowners and busnesses of the community.
The commitment was betrayed in the first agreement. .
The primary purpose for the building's renovation was to stand as a symbol of the community's values.
The agreement's second draft makes it clear the first was intentionally crafted to ignore the requirementof self-sufficiency.
The financial burden is intended to be continued.
This community's values have been trampled into the dirt by
people who clearly have no sense of principle.
That is not what Aurora is about.
There will be a price to pay.