“Measure twice and cut once” is a maxim familiar in the trades. In other words, take time to check your work before doing something permanent. Based on his recent letter to the editor, we gather that Mr. Testani, and many of his Republican colleagues approach matters much differently.
In his letter, Mr. Testani lauds the Council’s unanimous approval of a recent bond refunding, while at the same time taking issue with the Democratic minority for asking several questions about the resolution. Evidently, he feels that extending the meeting by five minutes was a waste of time. While some may feel that our questions were too much to bear, a look back at Council action over the years reveals what can happen when decisions are made without full information or thorough consideration. The following are but two examples: