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Mayor can just offer scripted apology for uncivil Council Meeting Behavior


file photo by Boyd Loving
April 23,2015
Anne LaGrange Loving

Ridgewood NJ, Our Mayor has been taking a lot of heat for his continual gross mismanagement of the Village Council meetings, and rightfully so.  He allows, and in fact he enables, every level of disrespect and incivility to flourish in these meetings, from the subtle to the blatant.  In order to be helpful to our busy Mayor, here is a previously scripted apology that he issued more than two years ago for this same behavior.  He can just carry it around with him on his ipad and read it whenever the need arises for an apology.  This will allow him more time to prepare for his civility meetings.

From the February 6, 2013 Village Council Minutes:Before the meeting began, Mayor Aronsohn noted that there had been a lot of feedback from the Village Council Work Session meeting on January 30, 2013. Some people commented that when Councilwoman Walsh had the floor, she should have been allowed to speak without interruption; others felt that the issue should not have been on the agenda in the first place, because it was confrontational; other comments were that Mayor Aronsohn should not have allowed Council members to attack each other. Mayor Aronsohn stated that it was not a great meeting, and as the person responsible for running the meeting, he wanted to apologize to his colleagues and to the public, because he said that frankly, the public deserves better. The public does not deserve a fighting Council, but a working Council. He pointed out that there is a lot of work to do, and it is good to have differences of opinion, but that there are ways to disagree while being agreeable. Mayor Aronsohn said that going forward, he hopes and expects that the Council members can agree to disagree, and that while there are issues to be settled, the Council members can and will work through them in a much more civil and respectful way.

9 thoughts on “Mayor can just offer scripted apology for uncivil Council Meeting Behavior

  1. Civility means respect for me, but not for thee. Aronsohn’s sole self-assigned role is to let loose the dogs of disharmony, and to appear surprised and dismayed at the result. Easy job, really…

  2. Aronsohn had the unmitigated gall to stop Ms. Loving from completing her public comments during last Wednesday’s meeting, then let the next speaker run way over the time allotment. What a prick.

  3. Great picture, Albert behind Paul…..too bad we don’t see Gwenn peeking over both their shoulders. Maybe she was somewhere skipping through the tulips

  4. Re-Elect Pau, Albert and Gwenn for 2016. Help them finish what the have started. Your vote counts!

  5. Oh yes, let’r reelect them so they can finish what they started, the total destruction of our village.

  6. Of course he had to stop Ms. Loving. She was saying the truth about him. Truth does not fit in with his transparency.

  7. Relax folks, we have bigger problems,

    I just had my Harley motor bike recalled and had to use my old Columbian bicycle again. Those brakes on the handles always confused me.

  8. what year bud. i have a 1999 sport

  9. Any recall on you Model T Dom?

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