NAYSAYER: Since joining the Mountain View City Council in January, Council Member John Inks has become quite the contrarian.
At last Tuesday's meeting, though he barely spoke, Inks was the only council member to vote against ... well, everything. He voted against using federal stimulus funds to pay firefighters (the federal government shouldn't be spending money it doesn't have), against the new Charleston East hotel project (the city shouldn't be spending money it doesn't have), and opposed using reserves to help balance the budget (the city ... you get the idea).
The Phantom watched the television premiere of "Parks and Recreation" this week and saw parallels with the parks director who doesn't want to build any parks. Guess that's to be expected from a Libertarian. But let's try for some variety next time, eh?