Last night at the County Council meeting the new council (minus one confused council member and I'll explain that shortly) and our new County Executive, Bob Culver, voted in the manner for which they were elected. That was to change how the county has been operating with a "tax and spend" managing style.
have went smack in the face of the majority of voters to approve this bond
especially when you have no idea how much funding will be coming from the state'
- and that the new Governor said it would be wise to be conservative at this point
because even he doesn't know how bad of an economic situation we (Marylanders) are in. It
seems like we are now in the red to the tune of 900 million to one billion
And yet here we see the Board of Ed and the School Board with their 'Punch and Judy Show', that we've seen so many times before but just with a
different school name, try to pin that "if you don't vote for this bond then you
hate kids" tag on the new County Executive and Council. They just don't get it! Then to top it off, one of the assistant school superintendents, we all know her
as one of the Top Purchase Card users for "It's My Turn To Cook", wants to argue facts & figures with our County Executive. Mr. Culver was polite enough to invite her to
personally discuss her concerns with him, but then again he might just demand an
accounting of all those itemized Purchase Card receipts - that everyone seems to have forgotten about. There will be more coming on this meeting - but before I go something was pointed out to me that I would like to hear some comments on.
When the time to vote on the bond issue came up one of our newest council
members voted against the bond, thinking he was doing what the crowd wanted
instead of thinking things out for himself. This means he was against borrowing
the funds to complete the Bennett Middle School Project. So why would the BOE,
School Board and many members of the audience encourage him to vote in this way? You see - this is exactly why we need change.
John Palmer, Delmar, Md