Citizens for a Better Norwood 3

Saturday, May 12, 2007

5/11/07 CORRECTION to "May COW meeting..." blog

5/11/07 CORRECTION: Thanks to a commenter’s scathing “thumbs down” critique of this blog, we’ve taken a closer look and see that we are guilty of confusion by merging the council events surrounding Tom Brown’s and his wife Casey Brown’s letters into a partially inaccurate 2nd paragraph above. We apologize to our readers.

First off, Mr. Schneider made a request, (not a motion after careful review of the meeting tape), to add Casey Brown’s letter regarding Senate Bill 117 to the April 24 meeting motion to amend the agenda, not her husband’s earlier letter to council regarding South Norwood problems, which did appear on the 4/10/07 council agenda. That action is why we are pleased with Mr. Schneider, and our thumbs down for Mr. Mumper and Mr. Sanker are for their remarks during that meeting.

Secondly, we still give Brigid Kelly and Keith Moore thumbs up for their support of the police coming to the 5/1/07 COW meeting. However, we’re adding Mike Gabbard to the list, since he spoke favorably about it as well. Mayor Williams and Mr. Sanker expressed misgivings about Mr. Brown’s letter, and judging from his remarks, Mr. Sanker struck us as less than enthused about asking the police to attend COW. Thumbs down.

So to be clear, Tom Brown’s letter about South Norwood problems was on the 4/10/07 council agenda, and Ms. Kelly quickly placed it into the May COW meeting with an invitation for the police to attend. Mr. Schneider intervened with a request to get Ms. Brown’s letter regarding Senate Bill 117 on the 4/24/07 meeting agenda and read aloud.

Lastly, to our critic, no “haste to spin the truth to laud a council member” was at play here. The inaccurate paragraph was the result of the kind of trick the mind sometimes plays, and we will be more watchful of it in the future. However, yes, we do like to praise our elected when we see opportunities to do so.

5/12/07, 7:45 a.m., UPDATE: The Haloscan comments for this blog disappeared some time yesterday afternoon. Other users reported the same problem on the Haloscan forum yesterday. Usually, comments are restored fairly quickly after they go down. Since the box is still missing this morning, we emailed Haloscan directly about the problem. Fortunately, we were able to retrieve the comments, and they are posted directly below until Haloscan restores them.