politically manufactured issue

[This is a note I wrote while my website was offline. In the interest of openness and transparency, I'm posting it now.] 

Had the sidewalk construction proceeded without delay, the project would have measured in days, not months. 

The focus of my email published in the newspaper was on personal responsibility and the limits of the government’s ability to stop people from choosing to put themselves in harm’s way. However, the overall focus of the message thread (the many to and fro messages, of which that was one) was on the reason the construction process was so prolonged in the first place. It had nothing to do with the contractors or City Staff, it was Council’s decisions-to-not-decide that created the problem. 

In one of the newspaper articles on this tempest-in-a-teapot, the mayor asks for accountability on my statement, yet she does not hold Council accountable for the construction delay caused by their indecision. 

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