Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Another Vaughan politician in trouble
In Vaughan we have a unique group of unethical, self-serving, untrustworthy politicians that you could possibly inflict on a community. Voters anxiously wait for the election this fall for the opportunity to throw the whole bunch out. Though it wouldn't come as a shock if their replacements also lack the integrity needed to hold public office.
The most recent event only adds to the sad legacy of this council. Last month Tony Carella was shopping at one of the local Longo's where he parked his wife's car in a handicapped parking spot. The infraction might have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for a picture snapped by an astute shopper while Carella was pulling out of the space. The photo was handed over the the Toronto Star.
When confronted with the evidence the councillor denies any intent: “I have never knowingly parked in a handicapped spot. I might have done it, but never consciously.” Come on why do these politicians think we are that dumb. I'm sure he is a regular at that Longo's store and never noticed they had handicapped parking.
That was yesterday. Today he is singing a different tune since his first explanation didn't go over very well. He’s sorry and he’ll never do it again. And he's donating $300 to Community Living York South, a York Region-based organization that supports people with learning disabilities.
None of this morally gets him off the hook. Just another example of the flawed group of characters running our city.