ANOTHER MARGARITA PLEASE!
After reading Ellis’ column yesterday, I’m pretty sure he was referring to councilor Jim Entenman (who is known to vacation in Mexico over the winter);
Political backlash? Indeed. But keep this in mind: Two, maybe three of the four councilors eligible to stand for re-election in 2014 might not run again, so they wouldn’t be afraid of angering voters over snowgates. While you’re shoveling out the end of your driveway, they might be sipping margaritas on a beach in Mexico.
Whether Entenman or any other councilor plans to vote against a special election with the school district on the matter of the possible snowgate election this spring is beyond me. I have to believe that the city council would be hard-pressed to vote against having the special election when petition gatherers will have submitted almost 9,000 signatures. But hey, stranger things have happened – look where they are building the Events Center. If 4-5 of the councilors vote against the special election, what kind of repercussions could there be for them from the public? One citizen said to me,
“Hey, if they vote this election down, maybe we could recall the councilors that thumb there nose at our petitions.”
Another thing they pointed out was that 9,000 signatures is a heckuva a lot more votes then some of these councilors received to get into office.
My suggestion to the council is that all 8 of them vote to call this election for the Spring of 2013. Voting against the will of 9,000 citizens could put you in a very bad, bad PR position. But who cares, right? As long as you have a margarita in your hand.