Thursday, February 12, 2015
I spent much of Wednesday night trying to watch the Virginia/North Carolina State game on “Roku”. It was a frustrating experience since the streaming was frequently interrupted and long periods of time spent “reloading”.
One would think that the #2 ranked team would get at least ESPNU showing, but somehow the area media (print and TV) seem to have a dislike for UVA except when a student is killed or supposedly “gang raped”.
Of course I am biased paranoid, since some of the best 7 years of my life were spent in Charlottesville. Also since the newspapers especially the New Jersey ones have become “rags” with little space for news one should not anticipate anything not local.
Yesterday on the City site the PCTV schedule was updated to include the week from Friday 2/6 to Thursday (today) 2/12. For last night a presentation of the Jan Special meeting was listed. To my surprise at 10:30 pm while channel surfing I came across the end of Monday night’s agenda fixing session where Rivers refused to permit Williams to explain the importance of “A Point Of Order” which when requested by a member of the “body” takes precedence over any other action at that time and must be heard and disposed before business can continue.
Council President Rivers is abusing her position often permitting remarks by certain Councilors while cutting others short. This practice is also noticeable in the Public Comment periods where extended speech time is routinely permitted to a particular group of speakers and frequently denied to others.
By the way this is tonight’s PCTV listing; “7:00 PM CITYCOUNCILMEETINGJAN202015”. I wonder if I turn it on then I may see this week’s meeting. It sure is nice to be well informed about our city.