No environmental committee
Original post made by Not so fast on May 14, 2007
We have enough committees, blue ribbon panels etc in our city.
We do not need another one. What we need is action by our leaders to deal with the infrastructure, school, library and financial problems facing our city.
unfortunately, our current leader, one-issue Yoriko, is only interested in climate change, which apparently is the flavor of the year for the city council. There does not appear to be any leadership provided by our mayor with regard to the other problems facing our city.
Just an example of where this leads us--do you remember what our last mayor's "issue" was?? It was emergency preparedness. Did this issue get completed to our satisfaction? Apparently not given the response (or lack thereof) to the recent fire in redwood city and the failure to get out proper notification to the residents of PA. However once Yoriko became mayor in January, the issue of emergency preparedness was put on the far back burner (in other words never to be dealt with again during the year).
We do not need new committees with their bureaucracy's to burden our financially stretched city even further. We need leadership by our elected officials and for them to start making difficult choices with regard to budget and other issues,even if it means upsetting some people.
on May 14, 2007 at 2:19 pm
Our globally minded city council can't manage to do the basic things they were elected to do: keep the streets maintained and the residents safe, and the other things local governments normally are expected to do.
Dealing with the many competing interests - like unions and city activists - is difficult and divisive.
And so they resort to cheap grandstanding stunts like this one - pretending that they are doing something besides wasting ever more money - by creating another commission of city pooh-bahs.
Since she's doing absolutely nothing to solve the problems residents have locally, I wish our mayor would stick to photo-ops trumpeting her green credentials and let our strife-crippled city bureaucracy limp along unmolested by her grandiose save-the-world schemes.
This whole thing makes me sick.
on May 14, 2007 at 3:43 pm
Tyler Hanley is a registered user.
The Weekly also came out in opposition to the Environmental Commission...in an April 25, 2007 editorial:
on May 14, 2007 at 3:54 pm
You are right, Tyler. I should have mentioned your editorial also and I think that is where I probably remembered the Kleinberg push for emergency preparedness last year from.