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September 01, 2015


A truly comprehensive case made to work our butts off to see that pretty much anyone we elect next year will be better than the Peterson cabal!

Brian the best example of this administration's attitude is the recent smoking ban in all city parks and property EXCEPT for the area right in between city hall and the library.

It implies "rules and policies are for the common folk but not us." I am 99% sure this singular exception was not made for the benefit of smokers visiting the library next door.

If the exception was made for some other reason than "those rules shouldn't apply to us," it was not communicated to the public well.

This city council gives the impression they feel the secreter they can be, the better. It's just "Trust us!" Yeah, right.

The word arrogant is what comes to mind after watching the video of your comments and the council member's response. The council member seemed incredulous that someone would question their intentions or even offer their opinion on the matter *before* they had done their job. Awfully thin skinned.

I was curious... I've only been to a couple of city council meetings in my life and watched more than a few recorded meetings. I don't recall ever seeing a citizen opened to questions from the council members. Is this normal here in Salem? I've only been a resident for a couple of years. It just struck me as odd. I have seen council members take time to respond to citizens comments, but never seen council members question citizens as if they were a witness/suspect in a trial.

Thanks for your efforts. I have now bookmarked your site and intend to make your blog one of my regular visiting places on the web.

Chad, thanks, man. I enjoyed your comment. Sometimes I wonder if I'm overly negative toward the City Council. So it helps to get your reaction, as a relative newcomer to Salem and council meetings.

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