At last night's special meeting, council pleaded for the public's input. It was difficult to provide input on a subject for which we had limited knowledge. I went to the meeting to learn more about the "call center." Most residents of Columbia do not understand all of the real estate and legal terminology that was thrown about. This was one case in which we needed council's guidance more than ever, in order to protect the borough.
I believe that council did the best they could under very time-pressured circumstances. This meeting was thrown together at the last minute, and the citizen turnout was very poor. One businessman voiced his opinions and asked questions, but I had never seen this man at any other meeting. Does he have a financial interest in this issue?
One thing this meeting did is to make me question every motive behind every move, by everyone.