An ‘apparently confused council’ in Lakewood unanimously voted to approve alcohol in city parks two weeks after they’d said ‘no.’
By Carol Estep to DuPont City Council Members
While I have been out of town and unable to attend the last couple City Council meetings, I am quite upset to learn the agreement with the City of DuPont and Resident Owners Association to maintain the two city parks, Ross Plaza and Clock Tower park, was voted down. Thus far, I have been unable to obtain a reason why it was other than not everyone pays into the ROA dues.
“Our students are missing out in life from the lessons that come from organized sports.” – Tillicum Elementary Principal Taj Jensen
We are looking for a sponsor for the boy’s seven-and-eight-year-olds Tillicum Tiger baseball team.
Evidently the lawmakers at the State Legislature have had it with the weather.
Me, and probably you, too.
“To Question is the Answer” is an intriguing title for a talk by a city manager who you might think would have all the answers.
After all, wrote former Lakewood City Councilman Walter Neary in his blog back in June of last year when the candidates for city manager had been narrowed to two, the “city manager is a key role in Lakewood. It’s the city manager who has to execute good government and public policy through the staff of the city.”
Dilly-dallying while traversing a known avalanche funnel is akin to a partial park ban on smoking as is no ban at all.
In hiking, switchbacks are trails with hairpin turns. In railroading, they’re a way to negotiate steep terrain without tunnels. But in communication – as sometimes in mountain climbing – zigzagging, doubling back, doublespeak, and reversing direction can be disastrous.
Were we at the same meeting?
I admit I wasn’t there at the presentation by the Lakewood Parks Department to the City Council during the latter’s study session this past Monday evening, February 10, 2014 during which time discussion was aplenty I’m told on the issue of banning tobacco products in city parks.
There’s a big difference – gi-hugic in fact – between being on a team and simply wearing the same jersey.
I would rather row a single than be in the same boat with another to make a double; or three others, plus perhaps a coxswain, to make a quad; or an eight for that matter – where every seat was taken, but we weren’t a team.
Every year at the annual Northwest Landing ROA members meeting the Elected Board of Directors and paid staff present the following:
The five primary responsibilities of the ROA
- Protecting the assets jointly owned by the members of the ROA.
- Enforcing the CC&Rs and Architectural Controls which help maintain property values.
- Establishing the annual operating budget that funds current and long-term maintenance of ROA assets.
- Plan and implement community events.
- General homeowner services.
It’s not a class, it’s character.
Why am I not persuaded that upright ethics will be downright enforced; that “good moral character” will replace the current “embarrassing culture of misconduct”; and that what is honest, righteous, virtuous and honorable – all synonyms for ethical – will be from this day forward utilized as the essential building blocks upon “the foundation – ethics and character – of an institution and a society” now that a senior officer shall be appointed to promote such virtues within the Pentagon?