Monday, June 4, 2012
Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
I went down to the City Council chambers this morning for the pre-agenda meeting at 9:30. For the first time in my life a News13 cameraman was there to film it. Seems the antics of this Council have become comedic relief for the Capital District.
So with thousands of Dave Matthews fans set to decent on the city this weekend what is Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen main concern? You guessed it close the bars at 3am. Mind you he has been shot down by the State Liquor Authority who ruled that any change must include whole county. HERE.
He has been repeatedly told by Council members he doesn’t have the votes in the county legislature to change it. Even his biggest supporter on the issue John Franck Commissioner of Account said on the record “Chris I don’t feel comfortable telling the town of Day what time their bars should close”. Mathiesen is simply two stubborn to give up.
So this video is for you Chris my unstable friend. Till tomorrow night Goodbye.