TWO BEE(s) and NO B—- BEE- A Stinging tale- Lorain City Council Continued
I could not face another round of the posturing and pontificating – I knew the plot already-
The star performers on this one it would be a repeat of regurgitation
Bees! Bees! Hark to your bees!
“Hide from your neigbours as much as you please,
But all that has happened, to us you must tell,
Or else we will give you no honey to sell!”
The Bee-Boy’s Song by Rudyard Kipling
So I will paint thee a picture as an audience member ( one who is paying for the tickets to enable the City of Lorain and those who govern) – one who watched the theatrical fracas and one who also reads between the lines 😉
News coverage here
Work deal repealed in Lorain Evan Goodenow
Approval came after three rancorous meetings this week — Gates blocked a Monday vote and Richardson blocked a Wednesday vote — in which about 200 union and non-union workers packed the normally sparsely attended meetings. Several police officers were on hand to discourage fights……..
Lorain council scraps PLAs; Turns down project labor agreements for public construction jobs (with video)- Rick Payerchin
However, the PLAs also required workers of winning bidders to join their respective labor unions after seven days on the job, Ritenauer and Falbo said.
The union membership added to job costs for non-union shops, Falbo said. The requirement also could be unconstitutional, said Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler.
Overall, the PLAs discouraged companies from bidding on the work, Ritenauer said. Fewer bidders could lead to higher prices from companies that did bid, he said.
And , I was right , it was regurgitation the three bees- Gates, Lucente and Richardson were all abuzz and in and out the hive
Brian Gates ( 1st Ward Councilman): a no! – no show – no! played his walk -on to the hilt- he pontificates his lines with all the petulance of promises 😉
As council prepared to vote, some people walked out and called out “Brian Gates for mayor” ( Morning Journal)
The night’s actions were the perfect example of why Lorain’s leaders earned labels of being dishonorable and dishonest, Gates said.
After the meeting, Fowler bristled at the notion the city administration would purposely not enforce contracts.
“It attacks my integrity as a public administrator and the morals and ethical values as an individual,” Fowler said. “It’s very troubling.”
Councilman Lucente- 6th Ward ( nice man, if a little slow in delivery at times) was also a no!- no- show- no! however he at least made his speech and left the stage ( if not exactly leaving the audience wanting more he “cast” his vote’
The same could not be said of Council At Large Tony Richardson– he has the bigger part as he represents all the wards- including mine- as Council at Large-
Richardson was a “No Show- No- and DUNNO KNOW-( can’t vote don’t ask me )
( Personal critique for Tony- one way or another – you would have had respect from this critic- had you voted No or Support; I would have applauded but you did neither – you lacked the ability to play a leading role and faded off stage …
while Councilman Tony Richardson said he would not cast a ballot on the issue. Morning Journal
At-large Councilman Tony Richardson abstained to protest not being allowed to propose a compromise measure Chronicle