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October 25, 2006


Richard Johnson

Just because no one in Aurora has been caught doing naughty things in back room deals (other than negotiating a contract that appeared from a distance to be a clear conflict of interest), don't think for a second we are in the clear.

The more I learn about our "Community of Characters" the more I am left wondering how we can possibly elect the right council given the smoke and mirrors and spin involved in most political discussions. There is something very Orwellian about all of this.

One would think that all we would have to do is watch council long enough to see who rolls up their sleeves and gets things done (or at least tries) and who, on the other hand is proud if negotiating deals behind closed doors or goes as far as to call for town "assemblies" out of sight and out of mind in order to save face.

May the force be with us all on voting day.

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