Monday, July 24, 2006

Summertime and the Council is Adjourned

OK, so the lyrics don't scan like Ira Gershwin's, but the sentiment is the same. Tomorrow, if I recall correctly, is the last full council meeting before the August recess. (There is a standing committee meeting on Wednesday, but really who goes to that, really?)

Couple thoughts:

(1) I imagine the council bell ringing, and council persons streaming out singing "No more meetings, no more books! No more Motznik dirty looks!"

(2) This is the time of year where nothing is already getting done in the City; 75% of staff is on vacation anyway and basically everyone would rather be anywhere else but inside the City County Building.

Unless, of course, it's 99 degrees out.

(3) Why does Council really need a month long vacation? OK, I understand US Congress and the State General Assembly and Senate, as both have constituents to go home to and smooze before November, but are we really to believe that Jeffrey Koch has to travel by horse coach, across dangerous, unpaved roads all the way back to the 2nd Council District? Well, I'll accept the dangerous, unpaved roads bit, but not the horse coach.

(4) Maybe we should have them log in with fingerprint ID. What's good for the goose and all...

Anyway, I'm going to be spending the next 4 weeks camping out in Bill Peduto's office; I've learned to make a passable lean-to out of old Guyasuta fellowship reports.

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