The people who have put this thing together are pretty funny. Using appropriated stills from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, they have put together a series of photo cartoons about Sierra Madre's now famous (or should we say infamous?) fire horn.
Here are a few:
Karol, I haven't been able to take the time to look into this a bit more closely, but I haven't forgot about it. It just hasn't been a high priority as I haven't had too many complaints. I would think that I would get more complaints if the problem was as big as you say it is. My experience as a member of the council is that Sierra Madreans are certainly not shy about contacting their elected representatives to voice opinions on matters important to them. Why aren't more people complaining?? I haven't discussed with other council members because of Brown Act restrictions, but no one has asked that the item be agendized, so I'm guessing that none of them has received a substantial number of complaints either. Nonetheless, you raise valid concerns and I may ask that the council agendize. John
Since that time the issue of the mighty loud horn has been agendized for City Council discussion on June 9. It does pay to be persistent, you know. If you think it is more than the human (or pet) ears can stand (especially those ears living nearby) they encourage you to email Mayor John Capoccia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If contacting the authorities isn't quite your cup of tea, then you can always post your opinion on The Tattler using whatever name you choose. The most popular being Mr. or Ms. Anonymous. We will forward your comments a day or so later, privacy guaranteed.
Despite the lack of perceived anti-horn opposition in town (at least according to Mayor Capoccia), the IotSB folks have not given up. Like all good Sierra Madreans at their wit's end they have begun to do some hard research. They recently uncovered a newspaper article that details some of the reasons why the horn was first silenced way back in 1999. It was a near fatal tragedy that did it.
In times as difficult as these, I am not really sure how much more controversy this old town can take. But then again, we love it. I will keep you in touch with any further developments on the very loud horn as soon as they happen.
Tonight's City Council Meeting
In case you missed it, we posted our preview article for tonight's City Council budget heavy meeting yesterday. I don't know why I did that, it was Memorial Day after all and everyone was off and doing other things. But here us a screen shot of how that post was kicked off.
To view the whole thing click here. Or just scroll down a couple of inches.