UPDATE: Belfrage misses the point entirely;
Can someone check on Councilor Starr and see if he’s lost his voice? He left Stehly twisting in the wind without a word.
Hey, McFly, maybe Starr didn’t 2nd the motion, because Stehly got to make her point without the rest of the council beating her up? And that is what exactly what happened. If anyone looked like a winner after the motion didn’t receive a 2nd, it was Theresa, not Paul.
The last item of the night at the city council meeting was under new business and Stehly’s motion to encourage the city to help with storm cleanup. Stehly was actually attempting to amend the motion to actually THANK the city for helping (even though the messaging didn’t align with that from the administration). She never got there, but the public did.
Several people came up to say the city DID help and were thankful, but confused and disappointed with the communication of this help.
So it came time to 2nd Stehly’s motion and NO one did. This killed it, which killed the discussion.
Mission accomplished anyway.
Mayor was told by the public that he needs to be better at planning for disasters and communication. I agree. No need to fight about political grandstanding. Tell it like it is. Help each other and communicate better. End of discussion.
It was refreshing.
I wonder who from the city council staff had to stay late and shred all the vitriol that didn’t get used? Hopefully the mayor gives them one of his lucky coins.
At first I was confused. Then I had a very good laugh. Well played councilor ‘X’. Well played.