From Omar J. Simpson, Esq.:
Shocking…But Not So Shocking
As a longtime, Edgewood, Aberdeen and Joppa residents have often been treated in a dismissive manner by local politicians. It is no surprise to me that the new Harford Council security policy was never discussed.
Edgewood residents are often ignored and have policies acted upon them with little or no say or warning. This is the new reality for those who put this new Council in power…no say before it does what it wants to do.
I don’t know about you, but I for one want my Council members to talk to the public and Council Members before and after meetings. How can you serve us when we cant talk to you? Ridiculous!
Talking to our Council:
– Creates Connection and Trust
– Ensures citizens is heard and understood.
– Shows representative is willing to take the time to listen and foster the relationship.
How can you represent someone you are not willing to talk to face-to-face at meetings?
I for one believe Sheriff Bane. I have dealt with him for years and, though we occasionally clashed, he has always been a man of integrity. I do not know the new Sheriff nearly as well, but the fact that he is willing to put his life on the line for others says multitudes. I believe him as well.
You cant be afraid of the people you claim to represent! That is impossible. We have knowledgeable Sheriffs who have successfully protected the Council for years, we should not put additional barriers between the people and their chosen representatives!
Get rid of this nonsensical rule. If the Councilman is too frightened to talk directly to the people, he or she should resign from office and let someone with a little more intestinal fortitude serve.