Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Listen For Yourself
Many people have asked what the reasons for dissolving the Downingtown Historic and Parks Commission were. None of the ex-commission members could give a clear answer not even the ones who were in attendance at the meeting other than it is political retribution at it's finest. Since many residents do not attend council meetings you really deserve to hear what went on in the meeting the evening that Council President Gazzerro along with DiStefano, Rakoff and McGlone pulled a fast one on council members Winkler and Feldman, and let it slip that they had meetings outside of council chambers and executive sessions.
Reading the brief recount of council meeting minutes does not reflect half of what is actually said in meetings and it's a true shame that residents don't let themselves be informed of what goes on. I can read a police report of an accident but it does not give me an idea of the fear and horror that goes with it if I have not been in the accident itself.
Pat McGlone stated in the DLN that listening to the discussions shoe voted to split the commission, but if you truly listen to what is being said that is NOT what is discussed and there were no reasons given to split the commission. Also in the 5 years that I have attended council meetings I have NEVER seen Ms. McGlone attend a council meeting. If she did it was a meeting that I missed, but that is something I truly doubt so how would she be privy to any discussions about anything?
Listen to the recording and make up your own mind.