What should the focus and 'goal' of the Adhoc Committee be?
What is to be done?
Well low and behold, we now have such an entity. And in today's Herald, I see the list of people who will be making up this committee (I'm not on it, despite being told by some councillors that I should and will be :-( In fact, there are no members-at-large on the committee. Is this by accident or by design?).
Unfortunately, except for one or two exceptions, this new committee is made up of the same old people who have been running things all along on their own boards, committees, etc. with not much success. I don't mean to talk disparagingly about these people because I know each and everyone and know them to be good people. But the truth of the matter is, I quite frankly cannot see where the leadership is going to come from to get the job done. As I have said previously in one of my posts above:
"What I am getting at here, is the newly forming Adhoc Committee will serve no useful purpose if it is made up solely of yes men/women, hacks, want-to-be’s, and conformists, whose only interest is in maintaining the status quo, by not making any waves. Photo-ops and editorial comment alone will not turn this community around."What is lacking here is obvious. Where is the non-conformist, the rabble rouser, the one who thinks outside the box? Knowing as I do that Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm. Who on this board is going to create the enthusiasm? Who on this board has the time, motivation, desire, ambition and determination to see the job gets done? Time will tell. But now knowing the makeup of this committee, I for one will not be holding my breath!
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.