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A joke at Boro Hall

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am

Think your vote doesn’t matter? Don’t feel bad — neither do those cast by members of the Borough Board.

That’s one of the nifty tidbits revealed by Monday’s canceled vote on the United States Tennis Association’s expansion plans. The board lacked a quorum you see — and somehow Borough President Helen Marshall knew it would ahead of time, as evidenced by her prepared remarks.

No worries, some members said, we vote without a quorum all the time. (Oops! Did we say that out loud?)

Well, this time they didn’t vote. But that didn’t hold up the plan, oh no. Marshall will just approve it herself.

Why do we waste time and money on sham votes by sham boards that mean absolutely nothing in the end?

Welcome to the discussion.