The Times published a disturbing account about the actions of some city representatives the other day.
Evidently two city council members were meeting with some citizens in a public hotel restaurant to discuss the arena situation.
A Times reporter and photographer approached the group, whereupon one of the city representatives “rushed to the front desk to request a private area to meet to shield the discussions from the Times”.
Upon reconvening another city representative stood in the doorway to the room “to prohibit the Times from entering”.
The group could be heard “talking about the convention center as a potential site”.
Then a third city representative arrived and used his cell phone to play something “to block out the conversation inside”.
It seems that we have three out of three city representatives that did not realize that all they had to do was adjourn and meet somewhere else. Instead they have antagonized a reporter and shown us what they think of the public.
Will the Times editor endorse these representatives next time?
And what about the hotel? Why did the city representative think that she deserved special treatment? Does she think that she is entitled to special privileges because of her office? Would one of us get immediate free access to a private room for any reason at all?
We deserve better