There were only 3 citizens to speak of at the meeting other than the supporters for the solution-in-search-of-a-problem resolution clarifying the county charter's about not being able to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Just so you know, it's not currently legal to discriminate based on those reasons but apparently Commissioner Mulroy thinks it is legal since it doesn't specifically say it's not illegal. So does that mean it's currently legal to discriminate against tea-party-member-founding-father-adoring-constitution-loving citizens too? Because I don't think that specification is written in the charter so it must be legal...Anyways, there were around 10 speaking in support of this resolution and about 30 supporters with purple shirts who were asked to stand. When Commissioner Ford asked those against to raise their hand, about 2 people raised their hand. It always seems like the common sense side always has less people...go figure. That's OK because sometimes you don't need the numbers on your side, you just need the facts and in this case, the facts won.
If you don't like the direction your country is going in, participating in these local meetings is crucial. I am on a mission to fill up the council chambers with citizens at every meeting. I hope you will join me...
On the Loosahatchie Bridge over troubled waters...well, it was already a done deal and we pretty much knew that going into it. Anytime the government is handing out crack money, there will be takers. So the bridge will connect one crime ridden area to another crime-ridden area...woohoo! and YOU get to pay for it with grants(TAXPAYER FUNDS) and even though they are going to build it, people aren't necessarily going to come. Remember the Pyramid?
That's all I have for this edition. Stay tuned for the next Keeping Up With The Kommissioners and think about perhaps joining me there. If you are interested, drop me an email at MidsouthSentinel@gmail.com