Friday, August 24, 2007

City Priorities

Heavens to Murgatroyd, people! Today's Capital was a gold mine of blogging material. This is the last post I will be writing tonight, but since it will be the first post you see on the page, it is the appropriate time to tell you that you have a lot to look forward to!

This kind citizen writes to The Capital concerning the priorities of our elected officials. In this blog's humble opinion, they have largely been wasting their time, perhaps up until now. I usually don't edit or abridge letters, but this one rambles a bit, and I am tired. So I have shortened it for content.

It's time for our city leaders to take a long, hard look at their priorities....


.....which should be to:

Ooh! Yay...let's hear 'em.

*Protect our citizens.

Yadda Yadda Dave Cordle Babble Babble $35,000 is not enough to get paid to risk your life.

*Prepare our citizens.

For what?

Our leaders should prepare their own families, homes and workplaces for all emergencies.

This is a little conspiracy-theory-ish. But, agreed: we should have an emergency response plan. And I'm sure we do. Now that I'm thinking about it, what is the city's emergency plan? What would I do? And how would people keep reading this blog?

The rest of the letter goes on to try and define the complete role of government, as well as the description of the ideal leader. Let's fast forward:


Patti, I included you in my musings because, and only because, you agree that fighting crime should be the city's #1 priority, and they have been doing a hell of a not good job at it. Nice. Point taken.

September is almost here, which means that the city council will actually start having meetings again, and hopefully they can do something meaningful AND helpful.

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