The Rhino’s John Hammer on the city’s purchase of the old downtown YWCA:
This is a council that has no trouble spending money, and if it were not for Councilmember Trudy Wade, the public and the majority of the councilmembers wouldn’t even know where the money they are spending is going.
Wade and Councilmember Dianne Bellamy-Small ask questions, while the majority of the councilmembers behave like marionettes and hit the yes or no button on instructions from Mayor Robbie Perkins without questioning what they are voting for or against. It is apparently enough for them to know that Perkins has decided it is the thing to do. The lack of intellectual curiosity by this council, with the exceptions noted, is startling. All the recorded votes on Tuesday night were either unanimous or 8 to 1 with Wade casting the no vote.
We knew it would be like this.
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