Andy Cohen's Feigned Ethics
Original post made by Barf Bag Warning on Mar 9, 2007
Who are the people in Mr. Cohen's cabinet? How often do they meet? Are the written instructions given to Mr. Cohen made available to the rest of the council and the public? Bet not. I don't think Cohen blinks without permission from his group of advisors, a group that is motivated by fear and negative thinking.
Beware of tortuous process nonsense. We saw enough of that with Nick Jellins.
Insofar as the length of the council meetings: Mr. Cohen often appears as though he's already asleep during the meeting. No reason to adjourn the meeting so he can go home and get some shut-eye. He's already checked out.
on Mar 10, 2007 at 9:31 am
Dear BarfBagWarning, This kind of personal attack is out of line. As I have found in talking with him myself, Andy Cohen is a caring, sincere, and principled person who makes the effort to listen to anyone who wishes to share their concerns and ideas with him. Then he makes up his own mind.
You might try it some time.
on Mar 10, 2007 at 10:12 am
Barf Bag Warning who ever you are. Your viscous personal attack on Judge Cohen is completely out of line. You claim to be a resident of the Allied Arts neighborhood; here is a councilman who supported the neighbors in the dispute with the Allied Arts Guild.
As for use of notes, this indicates to me he has come prepared on issues before the council. I know Judge Cohen and you obviously do not. He will take the time to listen to your views, but if anyone thinks he is not independently making his own decisions on the issues, really has never talked with him.
Finally, I respect and appreciate every one of the present council.
Stone Pine Lane
on Mar 10, 2007 at 10:53 am
I find Cohen quite refreshing. He doesn't owe anyone anything (not developers or unions even though he talks with both). He seems to be serving our community out of a sense of duty to doing Good rather than to the Almighty Buck or to satisfy his Ego.
From what I can tell, he is the only Councilmember who has made consistently clear his priorities since he took office - open and inclusive government, balanced budget, planning our community's future. If you listen closely, he explains his votes early in the council discussions. I do wish he would repeat his rationale when votes are taken because his colleagues and the reporters seem to miss it. On the other hand, that wouldn't be needed if the council's discussions wandered less and the meetings were shorter.