Was “Talk” of closing the Eton center just that “Talk?”
During the months of September and October 2011 there was a lot of talk about closing the Eton Center. Some seniors got the impression that if they voted for the HO this would save the Eton Center. Well I’m starting to get a very funny feeling that maybe we’ve been had. What if the Mayor never had any intention of closing the Eton center. What if he just used that “hot button” issue to get the largest bloc of voters on his side. That’s right think about it, how else could the Mayor and others get the seniors on board to raise their taxes? A group that has a history in this city of never voting to raise their taxes. Well make an issue that they can get behind threaten to take something away from them. If the Mayor couldn’t get the seniors on board well chances are the HO wouldn’t have passed. Even better the mayor now can come in and look as if he is saving the day by not making any move to close the Eton center he wont even talk about it at council meetings. He said that this is a topic that should be talked about “one on one.” The topic is so controversial that the mayor doesn’t want to talk about it at open meetings why would he on camera no way. Much better to do it behind closed doors where he isn’t on record for anything. Not to mention he’s run for re-election and he needs “his seniors” behind him. He won’t have those votes if he doesn’t look like the one who saved the Eton center. If there’s anything done with Eton center the move it looks like will have to come from the council. I hope not before they let the public know that they were left with no choice because of the Mayors inability to deal with the problems the city now faces. Before you all go off the deep end let me say I have no evidence of this its just one way to look at the facts on the ground now and looking at them tells me we’ve all been had.