Livingston council needs to match rhetoric with results

02/11/2009 7:13 AM

12/13/2010 9:35 AM

Livingston's new city council is an eager bunch. At their last meeting there was much talk of reform, transparency and openness. And to some degree, they seem to be moving in that direction. But despite their eagerness to show a new face of the city's government, they are a little green. At one point in the meeting a confusing back-and-forth went on between the council members over three different versions of  a rule they wanted to pass on commission attendance. The council had such trouble figuring out which was which and who was voting for what, just watching was frustrating. Finally they figured out what was what, but the confusion did not make them look all that good. Hopefully, their high-minded rhetoric will be matched with an equally serious and competent approach to running the city. Otherwise, all their righteousness words will be for naught.

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