Do You Doubt We Have a Government of Delay?

Jim Redden, in a publication I have criticized:

The final vote on the Portland street fee apparently will not happen on 14 January — not even just the advisory ballot measure Mayor Charlie Hales proposed for the 19 May 2015 special election.

The 8 January 2015 evening hearing had been billed as the final public hearing on the proposal. But once it began Hales [announced] a 20 January 2015 [City] Council hearing has been tentatively scheduled to discuss what options would be included in the measure.

[At its 8 January 2015 meeting] the [Portland City] Council also voted to sent the nonresidential portion of the measure back to Commissioner Novick’s office for further work, meaning a final version could not be considered by the Council for at least another week (and one more week would be required before a vote could be held on it under Council rules).

That is to say, 28 January at the earliest. So. The JTTF City Council hearing is put off; and now the street fee is put off; in both cases on short notice and a ways down the road, with no end in sight.


About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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2 Responses to Do You Doubt We Have a Government of Delay?

  1. So what if they put it off? They’ll get it done eventually. Aren’t there way worse things we could criticize our government for?

    • M. Meo says:

      Of course. Such as, without going far afield, not keeping the roads in repair and allowing fascist cops to brutalize citizens with impunity. And then delaying any discussion of a resolution.

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