But there is something about this town that inspires people to soldier on. Denise is now joining that long list of folks who put the greater good here above the peace and quiet to be found in life lived beyond our legendary and colorful public disputes over development.
Apparently there have also been some apologies from the guilty parties as well. Which in my opinion attests more to the political effect this shabby show has been having on public opinion in town than any heartfelt remorse. I'm not sure that if people hadn't been expressing their outrage in forums such as this one we would have heard of any penitence taking place.
So it is with great happiness that I get to share the following with you. Denise Delmar has decided not to resign as Chair of the General Plan Steering Committee. At a little past 6pm last night the following comment was left on The Tattler. To find it in its original setting scroll to the end of the 65 some odd comments attached to the post dealing with the as yet unresolved disappearance of The Rooster.
Denise Delmar said...
Good Evening Tattler Folks,
First and foremost thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. I'm not a blogger, but I was introduced to your blog a couple of days ago, and find it to be quite interesting. Although I do not foresee me participating in the "blogging Process" in the future, I will certainly check back from time to time to see what is on everyone's mind. However, because of your encouragement and support, I did want to let you all know, I have decided not to step down from the General Plan Update Committee, and hope my fellow committee members continue to serve as well.
We have a great group of folks leading the Communications Team and Outreach Team, but we need more great folks. Please contact De Alcorn if you want to participate in this exciting process. Regardless of the number of people on the Steering Committee, the process will continue as presented to City Council last Tuesday. The goal is to reach every major stakeholder in Sierra Madre, hear the voice of everyone and update the General Plan which incorporates new California regulations and Sierra Madre mandates. I do not know what the finished project will look like, but look forward to working with you all to see what it will be.
I am committed to working with everyone in this town to accomplish this goal. My short time in Sierra Madre and the people I have met gives me the confidence that we can produce an updated General Plan we can all be proud to pass down to the next generation.
PS - I'm still looking for people to get behind the "Support SF Giants" initiative portion of the General Plan. If you don't understand what this means you have to come to the next General Plan Steering Committee meeting on September 7th at 6:00pm, City Chambers to find out. Go Giants!
Well, obviously the Giants are having a better season than the Dodgers, but I'm going to have to go this meeting to find out what this means as well. Baseball analogies being an important part of my life these days.
Now there is another post I want to bring to your attention as well. Because it involves the contribution that you can make to these struggles to create a General Plan that reflects the true wishes of Sierra Madre, and not just the machinations of some highly compensated consultants and other corporatist hires. If you're not quite sure that you like the idea of Sacramento and their sweaty accomplices dictating what Sierra Madre will look like in the future, then you just might be one of those "stakeholders" Denise was talking about.
Okay everyone who professes to love our town. It's time to spring into action. Please come to the Outreach Task Force meeting at the home of De and Pat Alcorn, 741 E. Grand View on Monday at 7pm, and bring a friend/neighbor. Don't let the Gang of 4 hijack the General Plan Steering Committee, and don't let Denise and MaryAnn bear the brunt alone!
Denise is new to Sierra Madre. Please, let's show her what we're made of against huge odds. Don't let her quit because of a lack of support!
Be there or live with the consequences for the rest of your lives.