The issue in the revolutionary war was taxation WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. They petitioned the crown for representation but were rebuked and the house of commons continued levying taxes.
The whole idea of modern representative democracies is that process is established and adhered to. If you want to change the process, you don't just declare that the process is changed.
I'm afraid Todd's effort to grab power by trying to turn a consent agenda item into a formal requirement to approve the Chairman's appointees will end in defeat.
Regardless of Todd's assertion of rights that don't exist in law, your political support for his position doesn't make any difference at all, tundra.
This whole thing, where you assert you are right and then assert that others are wrong all based on your belief that you are always right. Makes no sense.
And there you have it!! The airport authority (PCAA) has the ability to obtain bonds that indeed will raise our taxes, Pubby and Chairman Austin think it's a courtesy to allow the post commissioners that represent their district to have a say in who gets appointed. If you think this is not taxation without representation, I guess you missed the whole point of the Boston Tea Party.
Todd Pownall has always tried to do what his constituents want. He actually goes out and talks to them. 74% of the people in Post 2 DO NOT want a commercial airport with scheduled passenger service. See, that's why Todd keeps winning elections. Oh and believe you me, getting that 1962 and 1972 legislation changed is a priority for many in Post 2. In the meantime, we will continue to point out only Austin has decided to withdraw the "courtesy" extended by other commissioners.
Moving a consent agenda item to new business is not something new, it happens all the time. I've attended many BOC meetings where that has happened. You notice the chairman didn't offer any resistance, because that's how it's supposed to be done. He tired to slide it in hoping it wouldn't be noticed. (hahahaha)
I will continue to support any candidate that puts the voters first. We are a representative "REPUBLIC", not a representative democracy.
The more things change, the more things remain the same. David Austin's father was the Chairman of the Paulding County Democratic Party, David was a Democrat himself for many years, no wonder Pubby thinks Austin's way of doing things is more than acceptable.
Edited by tundra, 15 December 2015 - 06:38 AM.