Nina Dawson made Nicky Woerner look like a petulant child in today's paper. I was very impressed with the way she handled him. She sounded like a mother lecturing a child right before the deserved spanking.
Here's the background information.
Woerner is upset because Dawson requested to have a block party and the city granted the request. Woerner claims that Mayor Gallo is secretly helping Dawson because he issued an Executive Order regarding the closure of the street.
It seems Mr. Woerner needs some education about how these matters work. Almost every request that comes in for a block party or other event requiring closure of a city street results in an Executive Order because of the substantial time required for the Common Council to do it. For the Council, it would require a committee meeting with a favorable report followed by a favorable vote at a meeting of the entire Council. Thus, Executive Orders are used to expedite the process.
Additionally, Mr. Woerner made no such request for a block party. Instead, he held an event at a politician's home. This shows you the difference between Dawson and Woerner. Dawson has an event that is out in the open and that benefits the entire ward. Woerner has an event hosted by a politician.
Regardless, the real entertainment in the story was the response to the criticisms of Woerner by Nina Dawson. Dawson said that Woerner "sounds like a child who says, 'Mommy, she isn't playing fair in the sandbox.' ". That is the line of the campaign thus far. Dawson 1 -- Woerner 0.