A Petty Purge in Media
The comittee was Alyanakian's baby. He invented it and dreamed up most of the initiatives to put Media on the map as a Green town. How embarrassing that a Republican was the council's leader in environmental action. No longer.
Daly ran for Commonwealth Court judge in November and lost, thanks to the GOP machine. Maybe he's still irritable from the drubbing and taking it out on one of few Republicans in the county he has a bit of power over.
It all feels a bit petty and small.
Spencerblog thinks most of Media's green initiatives are feel-good measures that provide little in the way of real environmental benefit. (But there's nothing wrong with feeling good, as long as it doesn't cost too much.)
A few years back when Alyanakian floated a "no-smoking" trial baloon for the borough, I suggested that the borough's nickname would have to be changed to "Everybody's Hometown Nanny." He got off that kick in a hurry, but manfully took the crap for it in most every bar in town.
The EAC was Alyanakian's little rice bowl, and Daly broke it for no other reason, it appears, than small-town partisan pettiness. Media was supposed to be above that sort of thing. Guess not with Daly in charge.