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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kim Shaffer - You are my radical hero!

Big surprise at the Ligonier Borough Council meeting tonight.

Promptly at 7pm we rose to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  Buddy Helterbran called for approval of the minutes from the last meeting then took borough council into executive session.

When officials returned to the room, I could tell from the looks on the faces that something unexpected had taken place. Buddy Helterbran said Kim Shaffer had a statement to make and boy did she ever.

Kim made the case for Ligonier Borough and its citizens. She exposed tactics that were being played against her by YMCA supporters to get her to change her vote - including pressure on her family and through her employer, State Rep. Tom Reese.


She received loud applause and cheering from Ligonier Borough friends and residents who do not want to cave to the YMCA forces.  It was dramatic and it was needed.  Thank you, Kim.

Following Kim's resignation the meeting was adjourned.

If I can get a copy of Kim's statement to post here, I will.  I think everyone should hear what she has to say.  She said what needed to be said.  Kim Shaffer is a brave lady.