Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Kid on the Block

Well it's been almost two months since Stephanie Meyer was appointed to the city council for Ward III.

How has she been doing?  Well, it all depends on what items are of interest or importance to a person.

On three recent items I would have to say that Ms. Meyer definitely was "for the people", which I think is good.

1.  At the council committee meeting regarding changes in PS-7 and public input at committee meetings, she spoke in favor of citizen input and that is how it finalized.  Note:  Her ward mate, Jeff Vaught expressed a position that would have reduced public input.

2.  At the council committee meeting regarding the ballot for the proposed sales tax retentions and increases, Ms. Meyer spoke in favor of letting it go to the November general election.  That would be a no cost election for the city.  On the other hand, her ward mate Jeff Vaught spoke in favor of making it a mail in ballot in the spring which would cost the city $100,000.  Yepper, 100 big ones.

3.  At the city council meeting that saw the appointment of Alan Willoughby (the mayor's uncle by marriage) to the planning commission, Ms. Meyer voted against it, wanting to see more representation from the west side.  Her ward mate, Jeff Vaught voted for Uncle Alan, which kept the planning commission unbalanced as to equitable representation by areas of the city.

So, on these three issues how would I rate her?  Three actions "for the people".  Good job.

Her ward mate, Jeff "The Arrogant One" Vaught on these three actions was definitely "against the people".  Puke time.

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