Actually, it means less than nothing. We voters are so unimportant to council that they couldn't even be bothered to allow a question on the next ballot that would address our concerns with the amendment. That means they flat out refused a voter survey of their actions. In what world are elected officials openly allowed to reject voter input? Apparently, the world of Salisbury politics. Oh and here's one that'll make ya proud- they accused all 2,325 of us who signed the petition of lying. That's right. Mr. Spies justified sweeping us under the rug by claiming that for all he knew, none of the signatures were verified. We know, we know. It's hard to believe that anybody is really that shameless, but we live in Salisbury. And in Salisbury, pride doesn't come before the fall because it was never there to begin with.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
"A Bunch of Names on Paper"
Why yes, Salisbury voters, that is a direct quote from your elected city official, Tim Spies. And yes, when he says "a bunch of names on paper," he is referring to you. Because thanks to the journalistic prowess of Times reporter Sarah Lake, we now know for sure that when "one-and-a-half times more than the number of people who voted in the last election" signs a petition objecting to council's actions, it means nothing.