Leadership By The Numbers
Posted by auroracitizen on February 4, 2010
Council Watch #4 – by Richard Johnson
Mayor Morris is paid $50,000 (plus) to attend Regional Council so let’s take a look at her attendance record:
- Regional Council: attended 7 out of 11 meetings (64%)
- Finance and planning: attended 3 out of 4 meetings (75 %)
- Planning and Economic development: 5 meetings out of 9 (55%) keeping in mind that 2009 was the year of Economic Development !
Out a possible 24 meetings, Phyllis attended only 15 or 62%…
In the case of the Hydro Task Force that met on a weekly to bi-weekly basis for approximately 18 months I would venture a guess that Phyllis attended under 10% of the meetings and even the special meeting that was called largely to benefit her understanding of the issues as well as to better understand her take on the situation, she showed up an hour late to an hour and a half meeting and proceeded to demonstrate an extremely poor grasp of not only the history of the issue but the identified need as well as the viable alternatives.
Then we note that in the past three years only a single motion was put forward by the Mayor at Aurora Council while Councillor MacEachern put forward 50 motions and got but one of them passed with the support of her voting block.
Numbers do have a way of painting a picture.