Sorry I'm a bit late for this occasional posting. Last week, it was hectic. There was a sewer rate increase to deal with, and even though I've been on the council for more than eight years, I had to figure out some way to make it look like my presence has actually mattered. It was hectic, but with the help of Little Stevie, I came up with one whopper of a lie.
Here it is: They tricked me.
Last week, I was contacted by some people I can't identify, about a sewer proposal that is fair, but because I need to keep it a secret until the next meeting, I know you'll trust me not to tell you. I know, but I don't know. Then I read in the paper about that goldurned parking garage that doesn't exist.
The last thing we need in this time of economic problems is another proposal to develop the economy. How can we justify to ratepayers like me, who had trouble finishing school and really don't have a clue about the way that the real world works, that developers want to come here and hire people?
It's just a giveaway when we spend 12 million over 20 years in order to get 50 million right now, and what's more, who can even count that high?
Mr. Baylor told councilman McWafflin that he has "skin in this game", meaning downtown, which as you know is my district, too, but I care about other parts of the city, not my own. Why do these pergessives think that everyone must become better off to suit their own greed for expensive beers and trip to places I can't pronounce?
Well, I'd like to write more, but the barbecued bologna is about to overcook, and ma will get mad if it isn't on the table by 6.
God bless and all that