I was rereading my last post and something hit me. If council is voting on something and we as citizens want clarification on it, How do WE ask? The "no speaking from beyond the rail" means we can't ask from the gallery, and council 'can't' answer if we are on the importent (or do I mean impotent) side of the rail.
This is the way the system seems to have been perverted:
Citizen: I don't understand why we are building a moon rocket. How is this good for Wilkes-Barre? Do we even have anyone qualified to pilot it?
Council: We can't say anything until you are done speaking.
Citizen: OK I'm done.
Council: This is a good thing, endorsed by the grand puba Leighton and will save the city (only adding $50 million of debt for the next elected officials and our children to handle)
Citizen: But you didn't answer either of my questions.
Council: No speaking from beyond the rail.
Citizen: How do I get answers?
Council: OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!! (What we can't do that?) OK, Officer escort them out.
I've got to say this 'better than you' attitude has to go.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote