Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Lobbyist counsels against holding the council accountable for listening to public concerns

Leave it to a registered lobbyist to defend entitled council members against public criticism.

In response to a reporter's tweet tonight regarding a citizen's comments about CMs on their cells during council public hearing, James Weaver leapt to the defense of Metro Council:

Mr. Weaver has used a bit of honey, sometimes testing boundaries, in his efforts to lobby the council on various issues in the past, so I guess he should know how to sweeten the pot and to prompt council response. I'm not really worried about a lobbyist. What strikes me as unflattering is the idea that constituents have to pour honey (via patronizing lobbying and campaign donations) on council members to motivate responsiveness to their community.

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