QUIDNUNC: More vs longer — city council chooses them over us


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD some things at city hall never change. Yours truly actually believes almost nothing there is really any different from eon to eon. But what’s totally the same old thing these days is Councilman Bob Roth’s insistence of mixing business with the pleasure of serving on city council. Seems that those electeds on the dais who lament that they just can’t get enough done these days are also whining about having to meet for extra hours or extra days just to make more laws for you and yours to complain about. It comes down to adding meetings or hours, hizzoner Bob LeGare explained to a dais of frowning faces. More meetings simply won’t do for Roth, who told his peers that more city business would be eating into his personal business, which, if you recall, he enriches by touting his city business on his private business website. While math is not the first tool of hacks here or in any fishwrapper, it would seem that Roth’s personal business would exponentially multiply if he spent more time on city business so he can have even more opportunity “as an elected official and as a leader on numerous high profile boards and commissions…to affect change at the local, state and even federal level… and…open doors for new opportunities.” Perhaps there have been enough doors opened so far, for Roth, who won the argument for longer meetings.