Mar 7, 2009
Odds and Ends
Another week, more annoyances!
Lincoln Leadership Academy is the fifth Charter School approved by the Allentown School District, after first reluctantly accepting the concept with the Roberto Clemente School in 2001. This new school appears to be simply an extension of the education program at Life Church. Years ago students interested in leadership simply ran for a class office. Considering 80% of financing for the Charter Schools come from the School District, perhaps more public input is in order.
City Council passed a "Tin Knocker Law" concerning licensing duct work installers. More troubling than even expanding the bureaucracy at City Hall, was Council members deliberating with Union representatives from Philadelphia during a recess. I would remind Council members, especially Michael D'Amore, that he was elected to represent the taxpayers, not the unions. Those troubled by this current Council's inclinations, can take no consolation that as of this date, the Republican Party has no candidates running for City Council.
So far Allentownians have learned that a portion of "our" stimulus money will be used for low-income housing initiatives; This is the last thing Allentown needs. We have an enormous low income housing area, it's called center city. My expanded thoughts on this issue can be found at the bottom of this page, at a click spot called Molovinsky For Mayor. ( a figure of speech and platform for change, not a campaign )