But hey, I say let bygones be bygones. If he wants to redeem himself by doing the right thing--great!
However, not many people believe that Mr. Howrylak is being sincere. They are certain he is going to play his old bait-and-switch yet again, like last year when he promised to support a millage for the library, then one week before the election sent out a letter filled with"untruths" (shall we say) about the impact of Proposal 1.
So the idea that he wants to save the library today, well, it is the least he can do, though it stretches the imagination.
My children would be grateful.
Have I just read too many books? Too many novels? I believe the apparent heartless lout can redeem himself and be the hero in the end? Blame the library.
So, what's it going to be next Monday?
Is he going to forward a resolution that council pass the Michigan State Library Law with sufficient funding to maintain a real, stable library?
Or is he going to prove his haters right by 1) offering .4 mills so the library limps along 3 days a week? 2) Get other members to vote yes and then vote no and scream GOTCHA? or 3) try to ram through a budget using money that doesn't exist, endangering the city's very existence.
The silence of all of his followers isn't giving me hope. They should be mad, as they bitterly threatened council members who never even mentioned the State Library Law.
Hmmm, what could they all be up to?
And even if he motioned to approve the millage, would the other members bite?
We should know more this Friday when the council meeting agenda comes out.
I wish the library wasn't such a political game to everyone involved.
I have kids in elementary school. The library's future is not a game to us.