...To have a county Council that works for The People?
We the People of Northampton County have done what some considered impossible when we engaged our local government to effect the necessary changes and keep Gracedale in the hands she belongs in.
In 2011 we elected three new Council members: Scott Parsons, Robert Werner, Ken Kraft, and one incumbent: Lamont McClure, to County Council.
While the three new councilman were supposed to assist the incumbent clean house, they seem to have fallen prey to the problem.
We're not attempting to be critical, in fact we still support our choices, we're simply stating it how we see it. The three new councilmen all ran on a platform that they would hear, and most importantly, listen to the people of the county, but they force the questions - have they been hearing, and have they been listening?
The Stoffa-Gift Sacndal is not something that We the People made up, no, John stoffa did it! It was going on well before the three new members sat for the first time as councilman, and they know that is true.
When they ran they also promised to seek out the truth and shed light on it, but have they?
To the taxpayers of NorCo it appears not. It actually appears they have become part of the problem, leaving Lamont McClure to fend off wrongdoing on his own!
County Executive John Stoffa is a problem politician who feels like he can do whatever he wants to. And you know when he's up to no-good because he starts out saying: "I don't know what we're going to do if we don't do this". In place of this you can put anything. For example: if we don't sell Gracedale, or if we don't build this building. He presents everything to be problems for him so that he can pushed things through in a hurry, hoping that no one will be the wiser.
Take notice that when Mr. Stoffa says: I don't know, that is a clear indicator that he really doesn't know what he's doing! What more clues do we need? We're not being mean-spirited, we're just telling the truth.
We can only have high hopes the new five this year, and the new Executive, will all keep to their word. Otherwise, this will become an endless cycle of broken promises.