During the County Commission meeting yesterday at County Hall I was disheartened. Some people, there for the first time, were forced to stay downstairs hanging around the escalator until their number was called. WRONG.
That is not democracy in action. There were empty seats. People were saving them and many were never filled. When Martinez was chair every seat was filled. Lobbyists couldn't save seats for their pals. And, once they got up and left for more than 10 minutes, the seat was gone. There should have been an officer going around accessing empty seats and filling them with the people waiting downstairs. Only bathroom breaks were permitted or your lost your seat.
The people came, let them see government working (or not working) but not from the bottom of an escalator.
|Lobbyists at work in the lobby of the Commission Chambers|