We will foretell you that this post is not
meant to be vindictive, racist, sexist,
demeaning, belittling, or anti-government.
It is simply a tongue-in-cheek look at what
we feel is happening in our little river
We have been told for some time now that the
circus atmosphere has left City Hall making
our city government more dignified.
Lately we have reason to believe our Mayor
is bringing the circus back.
Screaming at meetings while belittling his
debaters does little to change the image.
Nor does his apologies after the fact.
We get the feeling he either doesn’t have
the answers to the questions people are
asking, or is enraged at the audacity of
People do want to know who pays the $5
million extra if the casino leaves downtown.
People do have questions concerning the
makeup of the DCIC.
And why are Council members pushing the RDA
to hurry their vote? Perhaps they felt that
doubling the take from gambling the RDA would
get would insure a positive vote.
But some think 100% of something is better
than 200% of promises.
We keep hearing how the city doesn’t want
to involved while city people are on the DCIC
We also cannot help but feel that the conflict
of interest clause could eliminate at least half
of the board from voting.
Some wonder why the hold harmless clause
was used for the DCIC. If you look up the
definition of the hold harmless clause it is
A provision in an agreement under which one or
both parties agree not to hold the other party
responsible for any loss, damage, or legal
liability. In effect, this clause indemnifies
the parties on a unilateral or reciprocal basis
(as the case may be).
The statement that this could lower property
taxes is a moot point, the cost of running
the sewer and utilities has not been addressed,
and too many citizens have too many questions.
Comments are always welcome.