“We really are fortunate to have such passionate volunteers,” – Mayor Herb Pond striving to calm the hurricane of slighted volunteer banner makers
Bannergate is all but over, the one time tempest now but a memory, as the children’s and community banners take their place upon the light standards of the downtown area, ready to welcome tourists and residents alike.
In one of the more tempestuous weeks for the normally unflappable Mayor Pond, the anger of the artisans proved to be stronger that the call of bureaucracy, as the city relented on its tourism banner policy, no doubt a little humbled by the backlash from the public.
Using the always helpful mea culpa of poor communications, the Mayor outlined the steps that the city will take from now on in matters of these kind, suggesting that there will be a more consultative approach and we suspect hopefully one that won’t have the Mayor having to face angry artists and their parents (not to mention electoral voters) just a little annoyed at the less than open and transparent methods of their decisions.
( from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 4345 )-