By: Diane Benjamin
In the continuing sage of Aldermen don’t need to attend Council meetings:
Amelia Buragas was absent AGAIN last night!
Since January 1st, including tonight, 8 meetings have been held. Buragas has missed two. That’s more than a 20% failure to attend rate.
How long would you have a job if you were absent more than 20% of the time?
Was she absent so she isn’t on record voting for the HUGE budget increases?
Or, is she absent because the votes are predetermined anyway, so why attend?
Isn’t the public due to the respect of knowing WHY their representative is absent?
Aldermen Sage and Mwilambwe have attended meetings by phone in the past. Buragas doesn’t own a phone?
If Amelia is too sick or too busy to attend Council meetings, she should immediately resign. Representing the residents in her Ward is obviously not a priority.