Dec 16, 2016
A Bastard Blogger At Christmas
Last Wednesday's council meeting wasn't nearly as crowded as it appeared, considering that council and the mayor were finally going toe to toe. One side of the chamber was half full with city employees, there by Pawlowski mandate. I saw both the park director and her foreman. Pawlowski was giving a long soliloquy on how the budget cuts would affect each department, and the department heads were summoned for dramatic effect. The other side of the chamber, populated by the citizenry, was about one third full.
However, if you wanted to find citizens, you need only driven toward Lehigh Parkway Saturday night. There, for Lights In The Parkway, the line of cars extended all along Parkway East, over Schreibers Bridge, and down Martin Luther King Drive. When I drive through the park I see the neglected WPA structures. I see the view and access to the creek obscured by Wildlands Conservancy Weeds. I see neglect, misappropriation, and undue outside influence.
It would be nice to only concern myself with twinkling colored lights. Perhaps they have a pill for that.