Editorial missed the point
When reading the opinion page this morning I was surprised to read that I am politically naive.
I like facts and opinions based on facts. You did not get your facts right. At the council meeting on January 23 Coun. Garth Frizzell was alluding to costs of the core committee. My comment was, as you somewhat correctly wrote: “I cannot imagine that there will be much costs to be considered for the committee.”
You clearly have to differentiate between the committee and the core review itself. The committee costs may be $20 or so, based on paper to be copied. It may end up with $100 or $150 by the time it is all done, excluding the time of city staff, the mayor and two councillors. So far we had two meetings. It is not political naivete, when I said that, “we should not micromanage a few hundred dollars.”
It should be obvious that the committee meeting costs are different from the core review costs and that cannot be called “splitting hairs.” I very much appreciate and accept the different opinions of councillors and the discussions that evolve because of it. But before you libel someone with “political naivete,” please get your facts right, ask the respective person for an interview and then add you opinion. You clearly missed the point.
Dr. Albert Koehler