Slamming City Council and Kronberg
August 25, 2010
I attended last Monday night’s City Council meeting to talk about ballot language for the marketing tax question being put forth this November.
After an hour of public comment, and a lengthy re-review as to why the city moved forward on the Aspen Art Museum deal, the item I was interested in was taken off the agenda and moved to Tuesday. Why not do this first? It would seem like the polite thing to do.
At home, I decided to watch a bit of the meeting to see how we would be voting in the future – I was disappointed the “winner-take-all” method made the ballot.
One proponent, Sy Coleman, professed it would provide diversity to City Council – I don’t agree. But, I’m for diversity. Maybe, what we need is a black, female, Republican Seventh Day Adventist on council. Do we have one of those in Aspen?
Anyway, during a break in the action, I found myself watching “Monday Night Raw,” a professional wrestling program in its 17th year. The similarities were frightening.
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I “forced” myself to watch the last match, featuring Toni Kronberg, who talked garbage, literally and figuratively, for what seemed like days. As Toni rambled on, my mind pictured her being body-slammed to the mat.
Suddenly, I found clarity, and realized I had to thank all the people who never voted for me – and there are a lot of you. My hat, literally, is off to those who sat through last night, and did not go home and want to end it all.
Again, thank you, voters.