Sunday, May 13, 2012

ER #39: Sound the Alarm!

City Hall Elevator Rumblings  #39
Rider #1:  Well, the council elections are just about over.  The run-off between Joe Putnam and Phil Riddle on June 23rd could cement a fundamental change in the council complexion.  It appears that citizen’s voices were heard over all the special interest group spinning and campaign contributions.  It’s good to know that our vote did matter. 
Rider #2:  That’s true!  I’m going to go with Putnam in the run-off election.  He really knows my area of south Irving and has always been a strong proponent of doing what is right and fair for the city and its employees.  His legal expertise will also be of great benefit as the council attempts to correct the grossly flawed Entertainment Center Contract.  
Rider #1:  Even though I work for the city, I too will support Putnam.  We already have one fireman on the council and I think having two is like placing two foxes to guard the hen house.  And I’ve seen from the last election what the fireman’s PAC and all their special interest campaign bucks have done to their reputation and the city.  Their agenda is very narrow...doing what’s good for themselves.
Rider #2:  I couldn’t have said it any better.  And the fireman currently serving on the council has little regard for the citizen’s appearing before him.  Such arrogance!  With a new council, maybe order can be restored and special interest groups will realize that the city belongs to its people, not those who have the most money or want special favors.
Rider #1:  Remember, we cannot openly campaign for Putnam on city time.  But be assured that I will let all my friends and neighbors in south Irving know that Putnam can actually help move Irving forward in the direction it needs to go without catering to special interest groups. 
A note from counsel: These “candid” elevator conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook