The Dallas City Council, Paper Dolls
|The city manager and mayor look awful beaten down by this particular discussion.|
But Vonciel Jones Hill is especially opposed to the cuts: "It doesn't work for me," she said. "I have a place where I sit. That works for me. ... Many of us don't come here on Friday. Many of us have to earn a living. I am not going to vote to eliminate home delivery. I have no intention of coming down to City Hall on Friday." Dave Neumann, who reminds that he's a small business owner, agrees, because he's "a computer illiterate." Carolyn Davis is also on board with sticking to paper: "We can talk about, 'Let's go green in the city of Dallas,' and I support having a laptop and a computer, but I have a couple of concerns. I am now on the laptop and looking at the paper. You say, 'Go to Page 12,' and I went to Page 12 on the computer, and it's a different page." Funny stuff. They oughta put this on prime time.
Update at 1:03 p.m.: Eleven council members ultimately voted to eliminate printed agendas. Now it's on to getting rid of council meals. No word on getting rid of council.