Well, maybe it didn’t really happen that way, but it sure looks like it, don’t it?
Apparently, the online survey that gently urges you to pick between underfed grannies and overfed police union spokesters was posted without the knowledge of the majority of the North Las Vegas City Council, according to the Sun. The mayor seems to have been in desperate need of some kind of Web doodad to gab about at her taxpayer-funded, pre-election infomercial/town-hall since otherwise all she would have to talk about is the apocalyptic collapse of her city of choice.
But, what to put in the web survey whose funding remains mysterious and–given it was posted against the wishes of a majority of the city council–probably posted illegally? Why thank goodness the local rep of the police union just happens to live in the mayor’s manse. Surely he could come up with a few ideas to fill up some space on a public pandering webpage doodad.
Councilgal Wood, who thought the survey was misleading, summed up the questions on the survey this way:
“What are you willing to give up so police and fire unions don’t have to give up anything?”
“That’s a different question by far,” she said. “That’s what the people need to know…People don’t need to give things up” if the unions do.
Clearly the city missed an important opportunity. The right question to ask on such a survey is should the city spend your hard earned unemployment/short-sale/bankruptcy settlement check on personnel and computers whose sole purpose seems to be to make the mayor look good when times are bad?
Clearly, the survey says: no.