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New Wake County School Board Chair Ron Margiotta doesn’t understand why people are so upset that the board continues to bring up resolutions for debate that are not on the agenda.

It has happened at all three of the meetings run by Margiotta and the new majority, but Margiotta says the ideas shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since the new board campaigned on the issues they are springing at the last minute.

Nobody on the Right seems to upset by the board’s actions. Most have praised the majority for acting on their campaign promises.

Maybe Margiotta has a point. Government could certainly be more efficient. Why have an agenda at all?

People know what issues are before the General Assembly, so they ought to figure that they will come up at a committee meeting or on the House or Senate floor. No need for any notice. And members of the minority party certainly don’t need to know the details of a proposal to debate it.

At one meeting in December, the majority didn’t even have copies available of one resolution they added to the agenda at the last minute. There’s another cost-saving idea. No need to print anything for people to see before they debate or vote.  Maybe Margiotta’s right. They ought to know what’s coming. No need to read it.

If those annoying open government people could just relax and appreciate Margiotta’s wisdom, we could save a lot of time and money.

One Comment


  1. pino

    January 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Nobody on the Right seems to upset by the board’s actions.

    I agree with you pretty strongly on this point. Certainly different philosophies can be held, but reasonable debate should be allowed. And for debate, there is a need for notice.

    Most have praised the majority for acting on their campaign promises.

    Further, many of the supporters of this new board are the same people howling when the previous board acted in the same way. Rather disappointing seeing “my side” acting in such a manner.

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