Posted by auroracitizen on September 4, 2010
Earlier today Geoff Dawe was in attendance at the Aurora Farmers Market. He was with a couple of supporters who were wearing “Geoff Dawe for Mayor T-shirts” and offering campaign literature to patrons.
He was approached by one of the vendors and informed that campaigning was contrary to the Market guidelines/by-laws. In response, Geoff put away his brochures.
Which begs the questions. What has Phyllis being doing sitting at this same vendors booth for many weeks?
In fact, when I was at the market this morning (after Geoff had left) and heard the story — Phyllis was engaged in a conversation with a number of patrons directly in front of the complainants booth discussing issues in the town. Is that not campaigning?
Or what has Nigel been doing at the market? Has he not been promoting his candidacy?
So is Phyllis still trying to pretend her time at the market — standing in front of her supporters booth — talking about town issues – is not campaigning? How long does it take to buy groceries?
First we had to push her to stop using town resources to campaign while pretending it was town business.
Now that she has declared, must we also ask her to submit to the same rules that apply to other candidates.
Geoff stepped back after being informed of the rules. A leader follows the rules and behaves as they expect others to behave.
So now that the rules are clear, will Phyllis attend to her shopping and move on. Anything else would be campaigning — and we expect her friendly vendor to remind her of the rules the same as she reminded Geoff.
In case Phyllis forgets — then maybe you could remind her of the rules everyone else is expected to abide by