Latest in a series of posts on city government
Cheryl Dougan has lived in Bethlehem since 1992, has served on the Fine Arts Commission, the Bethlehem Historic District Association. and several state and national boards and committees relevant to disability issues. She is a spokesperson on behalf of Direct Support Professionals and is committed to raising awareness of how essential and underpaid this workforce is to people living with disabilities.
It is a travesty that Olga was not elected president of the Bethlehem City Council. A worse travesty that Adam Waldron, who has proven himself to be ineffective and self-serving, did win re-election, thanks to cronyism rather than his ability to guide good governance. I sat beside a newcomer to Bethlehem at the last council meeting I attended and watched the proceedings with embarrassment, through her eyes. She was astonished at the dismissive, arrogant, and rude comments from Waldron. Olga would have been great, for so many reasons. Her grace, dignity, brilliance, moderated tenacity, and deep concern for the welfare of our city more than qualified her for this post. A missed opportunity, to be certain.