When, on night three of Wellfleet’s Town Meeting, it came to the vote on he Safe Communities Act,the selectmen were listed as having voted 5-0 in favor. It felt uncomfortable, therefore, to have two selectmen trying to sway the vote against the measure. But without really coming out and saying so. If, as it seemed from their comments, worry about losing funding for dredging the harbor seems to them, on second thought, more of a concern than standing up for the vulnerable—and nobody ever said there might not be a price to pay for standing up for your values– they should have started out saying as much: subtract my vote from that 5-0. They seemed to be trying to have it both ways.
Was the BOS’s real vote a lukewarm 3-2?