Rucker ignores Eke's proposal, leaving voters to wonder just where he stands on the matter of the PMUA; yes, we know it's expensive and needs reforming, but what is RUCKER going to do about it?
A careful reading (or two, or three) of Rucker's post can be helpful for those who have not yet made up their mind about who they will vote for June 7. First to see how clueless Rucker is about how city government really works and what the Council's role is.
But, more importantly for what Rucker leaves unsaid: that Rucker and his running mate Councilor Vera Greaves are Jerry's team, with all that implies.
Why doesn't Rucker declare his pride in being part of Assemblyman Green's handpicked team?
Here's a scenario for you.
Suppose Rucker and Greaves are elected and there is a proposal to dissolve the PMUA.
That would have to be done by an ORDINANCE, and could be passed by four votes. Would Rucker and Greaves vote to dissolve the PMUA?
If they did, Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, that other handpicked Green teammate, would VETO it.
Overturning the veto would require FIVE votes, not just four. How would Rucker be accountable, avoid gridlock, and get the PMUA dissolved?
Or would he?
After all, being a part of 'the Green team' means following The Boss' lead.
And where does Jerry stand on the PMUA?
A NOTE ON COMMENTS: Your comments are valued, as always, but for the duration of the political campaign season I am turning off the 'anonymous' comments. This means only those who use an identity will be posted. If thousands of folks are being asked to consider voting for this or that candidate, I think the reader should know who is doing the advocating. Fair enough?
Being Jerry's teammate...and all that implies.