Saturday, April 04, 2009
This was just posted today by the NY Times, and for those seeking a greater understanding of Mayor Gears' position on the matter, I fully suggest reading it. Here. It doesn't really add much to the discussion, especially for anyone who's been following events in Irving in the past couple of years, but I think it does a good job explaining why the City is neither backing off of enforcement nor taking a harder stance. It also makes Mayor Gears look not quite as bad as he may have come off when people who are strongly opposed to his stance talk about him. The most interesting thing is that people on both sides are damning him for his middle-of-the-road approach. Of course, Gears' explanation that he had to do what he did gives him a convenient excuse while allowing him to maintain the appearance of a man who's not the slickest politician in the city, pulling the wool over his friends' eyes on both sides of the issue. The last thing he'd want is to look like the bad guy. Anyway, I suggest reading the article and finding out what it's all about for yourself.