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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Videotape captures very unusual debate, morons running city

Videotape captures very unusual debate
Sunday, March 07, 2010
By FRED CONTRADA
fcontrada@repub.com

NORTHAMPTON - A trio of City Councilors got called to task Thursday to explain why a meeting of the Committee on Social Services and Veterans Affairs evolved into a discussion about drug-sniffing dogs in the schools, gating the roads in the Meadows, tripling marijuana fines, and doing something about escort ads in The Valley Advocate.

Eugene A. Tacy, Angela D. Plassmann and Marianne L. LaBarge are the three members of the committee, which by city ordinance is charged with recommending policies for social and human services and working with veterans groups in the city. When a resident's videotape of their Feb. 23 meeting made its way onto the Internet, some members of the public felt the committee had gone far afield of its purview.

"Had I not seen the name first, I would have thought it was some sort of Committee on Public Morals," said Mary Kasper during the City Council's public comment session. "Where is there any sign of good process? Where is public input? Where are best practices? Nowhere to be found in this."

Kasper, who was active in forming the Best Practices Committee that recommended ways for the public to be involved in discussions of city business, said she has attended more than 200 city meetings and has never seen one like that.

City Council Committee discusses Drugs, Sex Ads, and Public Access to the Meadows from Northampton Media on Vimeo.

2 comments:

  1. Well,Northampton is running like a well oiled FASCIST  money making machine.Next thing they'll be agreeing a pone is Should we put the homeless in to camps or just execute them.WOW,I have never seen such a thing in my life.Where does it stop.These People are power mongers.They think they are the final word on all.Soon the 300 dollar fine won't be enough.You will see people on chain gangs working off there "Drug fine".These "Committee members"  should be worrying about what they can do to help out the homeless. DROP all the fake talk on how your preventing kids from getting pot.All I heard the whole time is how you could be making more money off marijuana citations.Focus on the real problems on hand.Stop using public meeting time to figure out better ways to line your pockets.

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  2. <span>Well,Northampton is running like a well oiled FASCIST  money making machine.Next thing they'll be agreeing a pone is Should we put the homeless in to camps or just execute them.WOW,I have never seen such a thing in my life.Where does it stop.These People are power mongers.They think they are the final word on all.Soon the 300 dollar fine won't be enough.You will see people on chain gangs working off there "Drug fine".These "Committee members"  should be worrying about what they can do to help out the homeless. DROP all the fake talk on how your preventing kids from getting pot.All I heard the whole time is how you could be making more money off marijuana citations.Focus on the real problems on hand.Stop using public meeting time to figure out better ways to line your pockets</span>

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