Remember The Bennett Middle School project that got voted down and then Councilwoman Stevie Prettyman called for a special meeting and changed her mind. Well, it's about to happen again!
You know how the Council voted NO to raises for Sheriff Lewis, Rick Pollitt, the Orphan Court Judges and even the County Council.
Well, this past Tuesday the Council only had 5 members present and the proposed raises got a final NO. Right then and there, (because she wasn't happy) Councilwoman Stevie Prettyman vowed to bring it ALL back up again in the near future when they know they'll have ALL of the Council present so it can PASS.
Ladies & Gentlemen, there are NO Rules of Order with the County Council, meaning they can do just that. I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA! When something gets voted down, it's a done deal and that's how it should be.
For far too many years we have watched Council majorities vote down many projects I personally believe the City or County should have moved forward with but it is what it is. And as many of you know, we have seen many projects I believe the majority of citizens DIDN'T want passed but they got rubber stamped and went through against our wishes.
You have to take the good with the bad. NOT if you are on your way out though, like Mrs. Prettyman is. Mrs. Barkley, (one of the Orphan Court Judges) threw an absolute FIT Tuesday night. I mean, come on now, a 40% PAY RAISE for one day a month!
I'm telling you people, there better be a record turn out for the upcoming election because we must take back control, at least on a local level. We need representatives that will vote in Roberts Rules of Order so this kind of crap won't happen again.
Mrs. Prettyman, SHAME ON YOU.