Your View: This election could bring change to Trinity

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 02:54 AM

I feel I must respond to Chester Ayers’ critique of Philip Chadwell’s criticism of the Trinity City Council.  You can read his contempt for a citizen expressing his concerns about Council’s actions.
Ayers was correct in that citizens can make their concerns and opinions known to Council, but the Trinity 5 will just ignore those opinions and concerns if it does not agree with their personal agendas.   Philip Chadwell is entirely correct in his criticisms and wasn’t the least bit vague.
I, personally, have witnessed some of the behaviors Chadwell described being displayed by the Trinity 5 at Council meetings. I have seen the looks of disdain that Trinity 5 members have given to citizens who express views in contrast with theirs, including looking disrespectful of the speaker.  I have witnessed citizens expressing concerns about Council actions being referred to as a “dog and pony show” by a member of the Trinity 5.  I have seen members of the Trinity 5 come to meetings with motions pre-written (prearranged?) and ready to be read, without regard to Council discussion or citizen input.
I still believe that there are some questionable actions being taken by some of the Council members as relates to the Open Meeting rules.  I agree, and endorse the idea, that everyone in Trinity should attend Council meetings and see for themselves what goes on.
We have an election this year, and we have the power to make some changes, for the better, in Trinity.  I call on everyone in Trinity to educate themselves on the behavior of these individuals, become active, and let’s make a positive change next election.
MIKE ROBERTSON
Trinity
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• A citizen should be able to have access to the same guns that the bodyguards of the president have.
• All freedom loving Americans should own firearms. This country is facing a revolution because of  Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood policies.  Dictator wannabe Obama is acting same as Morsi in Egypt.