Oops, overslept this am, however my insomnia was working full blast last night until after3am.The compensation for that fact was breakfast at 9am and then falling back asleep until past noon. Isn’t it great not to have to work for a living?
Complicating factors included the crisis in the Near East (or Mid East) which escalated overnight with the shooting down of a Russian fighter supposedly over Turkey.
Whereas the ramifications of that action could be many time more serious than the one outstanding moment of last night’s Council meeting which occurred at the end of an otherwise boring lackluster business meeting.
I refer to the complaint by School Sup3erintentent Belin-Pyles against the Administration’s message over the “robot municipal information system about the cancellation of the Youth Summit”. That turned into a she said / he said exchanged with Councilor Taylor and the Mayor
Belin-Pyles said that the Robot call message which claimed that the Youth Summit was cancelled by her “executive decision” without explanation” which constituted libel in her eyes as a defamation of her integrity, a falsification of her action which she described as a need for postponement because the task of changing the format of the High School day as mandated at a Special BOE meeting at the end of October was absorbing all the resources of the system. She claimed that she had requested only a one day postponement.
In a brief reply to Taylor Mapp said that the only message they received was that the ‘cancellation was by her “executive action” and there was no other communication. The timing of the cancellation just before the elections seemed to have a political implication between the Campbells and the “New Democrats”. Whether true or not it seems that no consideration was given to the guest speakers who most likely could not rearrange their schedule at the 11th hour.