Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Will They Now Look In "The Box"?

Now that the ECP board voted 5-0 to recommend the blended rate scenario to the City Commission, will the other commissioners finally look inside the "Trade Secret Box?"

Commissioner Jolley has indicated there is documentation in the TSB about the blended rate and the reasoning behind suggesting it.

As of yesterday, she had not heard of any other commissioner reviewing the contents.

Why is this?

Are they afraid they might find out Tim has bamboozled them and that the public was right all along? (I'm sure that would be a tough pill to swallow).

Or maybe, they're afraid they would let something slip and find themselves on the wrong end of a lawsuit.

Regardless, I don't see an option. They're behind the eight ball. They have a responsibility to do what they were elected to do; represent the citizens, and that means looking into that box.


Anonymous said...

The rubber stampers are ready to move as soon as Ms. Balzarin gives em the word. They don't need or want any other information as per usual..........

GeeGuy said...

The box is far too scary.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Once upon a time, in the land of mighty Falls,
Around about the wondrous days of glee,
They came across a kind of box
Bound up with chains and locked with locks
And labeled "Kindly do not touch; it's SME."

But someone did. Someone battered in the lid
And spilled the insides out across the floor.
A kind of bouncy, bumpy ball made up of lies and laws And all the tears, and horror, and death that comes with war.
It bounced right out and went bashing all about, Bumping into everything in store.
And what was sad and most unfair
Was that it didn't really seem to care Much who it bumped, or why, or what, or for.
It bumped the children mainly. And I'll tell you this quite plainly,
It bumps them every day and more, and more, And leaves them dead, and burned, and dying Thousands of them sick and crying. 'Cause when it bumps, it's really very sore.
Now there's a way to stop the ball. It isn't difficult at all.
All it takes is wisdom, and I'm absolutely sure
That we can get it back into the box,And bind the chains, and lock the locks. But no one seems to want to save the children anymore.

Well, that's the way it all appears, 'cause it's been bouncing round for years and years
In spite of all the wisdom wizzed since those wondrous days of glee
And the time they came across the box, Bound up with chains and locked with locks,
And labeled "Kindly do not touch; it's SME."

Anonymous said...

Does not the "Assignments & Assumption" ordinance passed by the city commission last year negate any input on the part of the city commission regarding the purchase of wholesale power (electricity) contract(s) by ECP?  

In this regard ECP is not advisory to the commission, but votes solely to Approve or Deny SME's power purchase proposal. The ECP Board now has total authority over these purchase agreements.

They all should read the ordinance and perhaps have the city attorney advise them correctly - after all the assistant city attorney was present at this ECP meeting and should have spoken out at that time to advise the board on its voting rights and responsibilities........