Who remembers the Mayor’s words better during Jan 15 COTW – me or him?
During the Jan 16, 2018 Committee Of The Whole meeting I, Les Johnson, stood and made comments to council during discussion of the fate of Whispers Of Hope.
I was speaking in regard to the alterations which turned into building code violations that were found by the Fire Chief and Building Inspector last October. I suggested that council had rented the space to a non-profit run by volunteers and then essentially turned their backs on them for years. Without ‘keeping in touch’ via regular contact so that any deficiencies or alterations needing addressing could be solved correctly. And I added that this was essentially the way the voters treat council: the elect them to office and then ignore them for 4 years or until they do something objectionable. If that happens then the call is to ‘throw the bums out’. And then I said to the mayor ‘just like you said in a certain public meeting back before you were Mayor.’
The Mayor said he didn’t think he had said that . . . turns out he is correct and my memory is off. But not by much – judge for yourself.
My ‘recollection’ – his ‘rebuttal’ is a minute later at about 1:46
And this is what he actually said back in 2014:
So Mr. Mayor, I, Les Johnson, apologize for ‘putting words in your mouth’.
But I do think that the interpretation of my memory of your words hits closer to what you actually said than your memory of your words did.