Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taking a Stand

Saugerties Legislator May Bolt from GOP
Mike Sweeney was made as hell and wasn't going to take it anymore.  When reporters say that they have never seen such a political legislature, when the County Executive says he can't believe that this legislature has done nothing in a year, when the inhouse fighting over takes elected officials to the point that the public isn't being served, sometimes you just have to say enough is enough and walk away..................and take some people with you.  Fortunately, a few legislators took notice (especially since it wasn't one of those crazy women...who listens to them) and as a group vowed to be better listeners, reach out to their colleagues, and make some changes. Although the same officials are at the helm, legislators are hopeful that there wil be changes. 

This included remarks that any Committee Chairs wanting to do business this month were welcome to schedule  meetings.  Interesting because the Resolution Appointing Committees was pulled by "the Sponsor"  dun dun dun.  And prior to its being pulled from the agenda, was not available on line or provided to legislators.  Curious. 

Let's hope there will be change for the better. Now is not the climate (sorry Republicans, I couldn't come up with a better word) for the good ole boy politics.  Especially since there is another election coming up. You can tell because Roberts was sporting a new hair do, and there was a mass mailing for Robert's Contracting.  Great advertising and business write off.  Sorry I am not as confident that real changes have been made, but I will keep my fingers crossed for a Happy, Prosperous, and Productive New Year.

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