I need to make an apology for a term I used at city council this Tuesday.
When searching for the right word to describe our community attempts to get a car sharing going, I used a term "stillbirths".
This is one comment, that a friend was kind enough to share privately, I received.
"I had never seen this used that way before and hope I never do again. A “still birth” is devastating to a family - immediate, extended and friends of the family."
I am so sorry that I used this term and undoubtedly caused pain. Somehow, every once in a while, a word comes out of my mouth at council that I wish I could take back. I definitely need to reflect on this with a view to always choosing my words carefully.