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Cortney Niland Tells Voters She Will Not Follow Rules

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10 Responses

  1. Stomp feet and screech says:

    No surprise, they all do as they wish. Ordinances only apply to the public.

    Remember the special justice for past and present council members. Then county has their own rules.

    If she doesn’t care, then why not resign? No one is forcing her to stay in office. In the most serious emergency, I am sure 911, police, teachers, neighbors, family would contact her.

    Why doesn’t the mayor sanction her ? Why doesn’t her district recall her? She stated she didn’t care !

  2. James says:

    The City CONcil is not controlled by the state, and so they can set any rule they want under restrictions of the charter that was built by City CONcil. A truly big scam in itself. Since when did CIty CONcil decide to have their meetings only 2X a week? What other scam do we, as taxpayers, have to deal with these “authorities”. There are too many people here that worship government like a religion, and, so, making noticeable improvements or changes with the corrupt CON that is city council doesn’t happen.

    • abandon hope says:

      Council voted last year to hold a specific number of meetings a year. Can’t remember the exact number, but that means they can sometimes hold a meeting every two weeks, sometimes every week. Lately it’s been every two weeks. Personally, I prefer fewer meetings because Council can do less harm that way.

    • David Sanchez says:

      The council did not vote to have meetings 2x a week. The VOTERS approved the meetings be held every other week.

  3. Curious says:

    Since the rules have changed, Cortney can do us all s favor. She can do us all a favor and leave office. Resign Cortney. Your children need you, and truth be told you’re one of the most disliked politicians in this town.

  4. abandon hope says:

    Totally agree, Martin. I’m pretty sure Ms. Niland has a husband who could be contacted in an emergency. Many working mothers are out of contact with their children from time to time and somehow most children manage to grow up safely. Ms. Niland needs to leave her phone with her assistant during meetings and give him/her permission to answer any calls from her children. And this policy applies to all meetings, not just Council’s Tuesday ones. Ms. Niland’s stubborn refusal to obey rules that are inconvenient sends a terrible message to other Council members, her constituents and, most of all, to her children. Council’s vote to ban personal devices during meetings shows there are still some level-headed representatives despite the hair-brained Niland/Tolbert/Ordaz vote.

  5. Anita says:

    Resign and go take care of your kids Cortney.

  6. Ronald says:

    My two cents: pretty much my fellow commenters have said what I think should be said. That SAID 😊 let’s get real. How long is the average City Council meeting? How many “emergency” calls do any members get during this time space? Niland used the “kids vacation” to excuse her not being involved in the Gonzalez evaluation and the subsequent “propina” given him. Nobody cares she is a single Mom or the Mother of Nature. She should give her phone to her assistant and when that “emergency” call comes they can alert her. It is all about “attitude” as Martin said. I would think her best response (other then MY brillant suggestion) would have been to keep her petite pie hole clammed shut and later just discreetly ignore the rule as so many of our citizenry do in restaurants, banks, Church, airplanes and offices because their loud, lengthy conversations are so important thus they are above the rules. Rules are those things I often do not like, usually grudgingly obey and occasionally very, very, very discreetly and sneakily I find a way around.

  7. David Sanchez says:

    Did anyone else get the perception that Niland WANTS to be kicked out?

  8. Vegas says:

    Let’s do her a favor and kick her out, David!

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