Saturday, February 18, 2006
We are not surprised in the least by these results, and not because we believe that the winners had a just cause, either. There was no way that the tally would ever prove anything beyond which side could take advantage of a flawed voting process. All Council member John Summers can do now is defer the bills; otherwise, they will go down. But he's talking now with grandeur, like "his analysis" of the vote is going to make a dramatic difference with others. He doesn't seem to understand that he is not a neutral party and that his "analysis" will not be trusted. He continues to do disservice to the cause of conserving historic neighborhoods. He really did set the conservation cause up for failure in Sylvan Park, and he should just let go of this issue now and move on to other things.