Bruce Brinker’s successor will be chosen by the Board members. They will review the applications submitted by residents who want to fill the vacant seat. This is not quite democracy in action. The guidelines have to be overhauled so that the town’s voters have the final say about who succeeds Brinker, not the Board. Be that as it may, this is Whitehall and things are almost always three times more convoluted than they appear.
I feel it’s my duty to submit an application. I know as well as you that my chances of passing Board review are slim. However, having spent the last year and a half railing against this town’s corrupt and immoral political culture, I have to put my money where my mouth is and make an attempt to change the system from the inside. So I downloaded a copy of he application. As I expected, it’s rather basic. That supports my notion that the Board already has somebody in mind for the job and are just going through the motions with this process.
2nd Annual IRT Bench Protest
Last May’s protest of the IRT ‘Money’ Bench was very successful and enjoyable. A second demonstration is in the works for mid-May. CACK is working out the details now, so if you’re interested in lending a hand please email us.