During Sunday’s snow storm, I was sitting in front of the roaring fire…nodding off to the wonderful warmth provided by the burning hardwoods… when suddenly my computer dinged in a message.
It was the Wise Old Yankee Owl came a calling…and this is what the Owl taught me….
- you shall learn my son that, ” that when a large group of individuals try to decide whether to buy a Cadillac or a Kia the concept of buying a Ford rarely ever gets discussed.
- you shall learn my son that, “a vote of less than 5% of the registered voters in town represents the “ will of the people”.
- you shall learn my son that, “some folks speak with great persuasiveness on topics discussed at the meeting and the audience has less than one hour to fact check.”
- you shall learn my son that, “the vast majority of money spent on both our town and our schools are dedicated to contractual agreements with employees. And, the terms and conditions of those contractual obligations are rarely spoken of in detail at Annual Meetings.”
Thank you Wise Old owl…my nap was deep, long and warm!
Stay tuned…More Owl to come.
OHB…keeping it real… making it easier for you to find the facts so you can draw your own conclusions…..
“There are things public officials would never do if they thought somebody might call them out on it.”