Take, for example, this Daily Universe article: http://universe.byu.edu/index.php/2011/07/13/city-council-brouhaha/
The accusation of corruption against Mr. Turley saddens me. He has always been a voice for BYU students during the absurd debates on parking permits (he was the one, for instance, who suggested that discussion on the parking permits be tabled for a thousand years, to which Mrs. Richards replied, very patiently, "that seems a little excessive"). However, this accusation has been brewing for years, and there is a lot of evidence against him. If he is found guilty, I want him out of government.
So now we have Provo residents up in arms about Mr. Turley's behavior in office, and about guess what else? PARKING. And what happens next? Mr. Healey closed public comment right in the middle of the discussion. He said about it afterward:
Let me get this straight, Mr. Healey. You keep hearing the same thing from citizens at the Municipal Council meeting. It seems like a number of citizens disagree (gasp!) with you. Could it be that this (gasp!) is the will of the people? Not that you were elected to represent them or anything.
|Madam and Eve, by Stephen Francis & Rico. Downloaded from facebook.com|
This kind of thing has happened before, where the Provo Municipal Council has treated the public comment periods as "Okay, can you stop whining, so we can do what we were going to do anyway?" I'm sorry to see it happening on the current council, even without the likes of Mr. Stewart and Mrs. Richards. Oh well, as they say in Perú: