We can say without a doubt, it was the first time since COAF's birth, that we really felt proud of our County Council.
What you won't read on that other blog is that John Stoffa's Administration was put on the hot seat during the Executives report, it was disclosed that to complete Stoffa's new archives building project, get this folks - an addition $283,000.00 (+ or - a dollar) will be necessary. Ken Kraft, Lamont McClure, Bob Werner, lead the questioning regarding the unplanned expenditure being requested.
In our opinion, it appeared that the there was some corrupt practice relating to the bid process and we won't get into specifics because we would rather encourage all in the county to view the discussion for yourselves when it is listed on line in a day or so. In fact, check back here, when the video of the meeting is posted we will place a link to it here.
At one point even Barbara Thierry chimed in with questions of her own, and she actually appeared to be in agreement with Mr. McClure, something We The People never in our wildest dreams believed we would witness.
Throughout the lengthy discussion...no one on CC lost their composure - there was no screaming, yelling, or grandstanding. On the Stoffa side however, you could sense the anxiety because it appeared as if they were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. At one point Stoffa's administration had to go for a bottle of water...and you could see the sweat running.
It truly was an awesome display by our NEW County Council. Yes - We The People got it right this past election, and if we do it one better this coming election, NorCo will most likely have one of the best governing bodies in the State. This ladies and gentlemen is what an ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP can do. We believe that with a few exceptions (like Ron Angle and John Stoffa), most people who get involved in the politico arena, do so because they truly care and want to make a difference.
Did we agree with everything that was said...NO, but that's okay, we're reasonably not always going to agree. What's important however, is that we are our own convictions...striving to do what is always in the best interest of the served.
The road to this magnificent display of pushing party to a side, and working together in unity - with the best interest of We The People in mind has been long and hard road, however, last night it was well worth all the heartache we endured.
We have to reiterate - for the first time in a very LONG time...we actually felt proud of our County Council's performance.
Keep up the good work.