Search and Categories

Here’s The Scoop…HERE A MUZZLE….THERE A MUZZLE….EVERY MUNICIPALITY TRYING TO MUZZLE…THE PEOPLE…

EMPTY PODIUMS…………….

http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1557/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1557R-276270.jpg

Looks like newly- elected Commissions all around……are joining in to keep the podiums empty…muzzle their critics… turn a blind eye …and a deaf ear…to freedom of speech and public comment……

Previously posted…Pompano Beach…here in LBTS…and now Cooper City….OUCH!…

Term limits will not be required…any more…2-4 years and these “thin-skinned politicians…will be history….

Sentinel 2/12/09……(excerpts…link to story below)……

‘Cooper City Commission sends public comments to the end of the line
Residents angry over bid to ‘squelch dissent’

‘COOPER CITY – Thin-skinned commissioners afraid of a little criticism are muzzling residents at City Hall, critics claim.

A new policy forces residents to wait until the end of late-night meetings before they can speak about items not scheduled for discussion.

Mayor Debby Eisinger defended the policy as a way to “conduct the business of the city” while preventing residents from being “disrespectful, discourteous, abusive and slanderous.”

Hogwash, says Bob Jarvis, a constitutional law professor at Nova Southeastern University.

“It’s an attempt to squelch dissent,” he said. “They don’t want anybody to be a troublemaker because they don’t want any negative publicity.”‘

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/cooper_city/sfl-flbcoopermuzzle0212sbfeb12,0,984483.story

Tags: , ,

Post Division