Jack Weiss Declars War on Nc's
Wants a report on Neighborhood Council ethics violations, invokes gays as an issue
Yes you read that right. Someone call in the straight-jackets Wacko Jacko's trolley has completely left the tracks.
In order to stir up a smokescreen and prevent NC's from being able to recommend items for the City Council to consider in committee, City Councilman Jack Weiss went on the attack today demanding that the City Attorney compile a list of Neighborhood Council ethics violations.
As if this particular schmuck has any room to talk. Weiss, who was fined $4,800.00 for his 32 ethical violations 8 months ago also erroneously accused one Neighborhood Council of passing an anti-gay marriage resolution under the premise that these types of motions would be given credence with official City Council File Numbers. He also raised that Neighborhood Councils could pass motions on nonsense things like the war in Iraq. Hey Jacko, you geniuses already did that on your own! Motion against torture, Motion to enact a Draft. As for the Gay Marriage issue, yea Jacko, you got that one covered too!
The last argument that was made was that the proposal had not spent enough time in committee. It spent 18 months in committee. Unlike Measure R, term limit extensions which spent 3 whole hours before making it onto the agenda, passing ethics and thumbing their nose at the City Attorney.
So what is this really about? Power. Plain and simple. The idea that lobbyists are going to flood NC's with gifts to put forward an advisory position that they would then have to run and lobby the City Council to pass is insane. Nope, it is a smokescreen. Lobbyists may attempt to quell community opposition, and do that now. But to even equate the NC's ethical obligation with that of a City Council member is a slap in the face to anyone with a 2nd grade or above education.
No, it is all about power. The idea that lobbyists might feel they "need" the Neighborhood Councils whose members then build a relationship once exclusive to the incumbent is what the real fear is.
Weiss has in all likelihood seriously miscalculated today. I would venture a guess he is going to have more than a few bad days coming.
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