Bergfeld should watch to whom he lends his ear
Michael Bergfeld wrote recently if he's elected to City Council,
he'll listen to the people at council meetings like he did at
Performance Evaluation Review Committee hearings. But council
meetings are also a place for business, where local legislation is on
the docket and has to be considered, and where decisions have to be
I imagine listening to some of the ranting, raving activists is a
job in itself. Being on the PERC committee might be a piece of cake
compared to being on the council and being berated.
If Mr. Bergfeld is in simpatico with the gadflies on issues, he'll
probably live a charmed existence, but might have some resentment
coming from his fellow council members.
By the way, being in sync with the activists doesn't necessarily
mean the general public. You're dealing with a small group of people
who are well grounded on their favorite issues, are very aggressive
and could be incorrect in their opinions.