Crestwood board meetings have become ‘Tuesday night at the fights’

As I sit here pondering what will come of next Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting in Crestwood, I cannot help but wonder if the message of “civility” has gotten through to the mayor and the board.

When I was growing up in the ’40s and ’50s, my impression of politicians was one of awe. Now fast forward to 2008 and I find myself still not only in awe, but shock and awe. Not because of the work they do, but because of the lack of civility shown toward citizens and fellow board members.

Here in Crestwood, we have a second-term mayor who wants a female chairman of the Civil Service Board to just sit down and be quiet.

We also have some board members who would hush up an investigation into police raises and promotions without prior approval by the board.

It escapes me as to what they are trying to hide in all of this and why. If there is no wrongdoing, let’s move forward. If there is, please say so.

All in all, Crestwood Board of Aldermen meetings have turned into “Tuesday night at the fights.”

Could it be possible to get the Gillette Razor Co. to sponsor them so at least we can pick up some royalties?

Thomas C. Ford