This week’s firehouse bond election went down to a crushing defeat.
Over 98 percent of the city voters, or as Councilman John Beresford calls them, “the anonymous movement,” said “NO!” or didn’t vote at all.
“The populus did not speak,” he said.
Such a lopsided vote truly underscores the fact that this very important matter didn’t get an honest council assessment before being shoved under the voters’ noses.
There was a goodly amount of personal involvement on the part of certain councilmen. We can attribute part of that to parochial ego. The election will cost the taxpayers close to $12,000.
It should cost each of the supporting councilmen a like amount in attempting to get re-elected... then we’ll all know what price ego.
The populus did speak and they will speak again.