When our girls were little...infants...my husband was often far more willing to allow me to be the one to do anything new for the first time. First bath...first bottle...first food tastings.
I used to kid him that the reason was because if some terrible reaction or accident happened, it wouldn't by by HIS HAND. It would be mine. He could then remain cleared on all charges of negligence.
It was a cute joke between a father and a mother.
Martin Howrylak works for our city the same way. It's not cute at all. It's cowardly.
Anytime some sensitive issue comes up in a resolution, you can count on Martin to disagree with it. He'll offer up any number of reasons why, enumerating them in long, stammering monologues punctuated with disdain for the resolution, his council members and anyone else that has any support for the issue.
He'll offer suggestions for how it SHOULD have been worded and how it SHOULD have been presented and what it SHOULD have asked for. Sometimes, those changes are then agreed to and made by the rest of the council.
And then comes the vote.
Every single time I've seen this happen in the last 6-8 months, Martin Howrylak will then vote down the very resolution he recrafted and changed to meet the picayune demands that he claimed would make these acceptable to him.
It's exceedingly clear he enjoys the grandstanding this process allows.
But what is even more clear is that Martin Howrylak is a coward. He is afraid to let his name go down in support of ANYTHING that might later have any sort of negative impact or repercussion with anyone. And when one is afraid to stand for anything...well, you know the trite saying.
No. Nothing will happen under Martin Howrylak's watch...NOTHING that will help save our city from further decline in property values, reputation and sustainability.
SAY YES IN AUGUST to Save Troy...and if you see Martin Howrylak's name on a ballot in November?
Just say no...NOT ON MY WATCH.