By: Diane Benjamin
The citizens elect Aldermen to represent them. We could talk all day about who they really represent, but how can they represent the people when they don’t attend Council meetings?
Last Monday Aldermen Sage and Black were absent. No mention of the empty seats – 2 of 9. The roll was called and the meeting proceeded as if empty seats are no big deal.
Voters will never know if these two would have voted to spend tax dollars – $50,000 per year for 5 years – at the History Museum. We know they voted to raised taxes, would they have handed some of the new stolen money to a private enterprise. Fair?
The Mayor should have announced why they weren’t there, I’m sure he knew.
Citizens deserve better.