Thanks for your honest reaction, Kathi. Blogging by elected officials is still a pretty new thing. What I was trying was sharing my own honest reaction as folks were talking .. and our reaction to something during a speech can be different to what we might think two or three days later as we get better educated. I occasionally try to give people a glimpse into the mind of an elected official as ‘news’ is happening .. and like anyone, elected officials can be very wrong about stuff.
When I get a chance later this morning I’ll be posting another letter from a parent who let me know what the parent group has been doing, and how active they have been. And when I reflect on the CPSD situation and come up with a more nuanced reaction, I will share that.
One point I take home is that it might bother people when I type during a hearing. If you go to higher ed classes and some business meetings, there are lots of people typing on laptops … so I did not think anything of it.
HOWEVER it’s a very unusual thing for an elected official to do during a hearing, and so from now I will wait until after the hearing is over to type and post. I would not in a million years want folks to think I was not concentrating on their comments … I often digest and highlight comments made by others by taking notes, but will do so with pen and paper for now.
Walter Neary, Councilmember
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