Over the past 20 years I have heard a lot of comments from the podium at public meetings that make my head turn, mostly from concerned citizens, but last week, Joe Kirby really had a zinger at the Charter Revision Commission Meeting.
Once you get past the commission calling Mike Zitterich by the wrong name for the first 20 minutes (they do this at every meeting, and it is becoming extremely condescending and annoying) they dive into asking Joe questions about his proposal of removing the mayor from the city council.
After board members Carl Xylophone and Anne Flapjack tried every excuse in the book to persuade Mr. Kirby from moving forward with this proposal thru the CRC process there was a moment of enlightenment.
Carl didn’t seem to think there was an issue with the Mayor being on the city council and he asks Joe why he thinks he should be removed from the council, and Kirby simply replies, “The mayor’s office has become autocratic.”
As I suspected, his proposal will probably be voted down. And remember, his name is spelled KIRBY not DERBY for the permanent record.