Monday, October 3, 2016

Do Not Set Your Calendars To The Mountain Views News


This weekend's edition of Sierra Madre's adjudicated newspaper really does give us something to think about. I know that time travels fast and all, but as far as I can tell we are still three or so weeks away from October 24, 2016.

Of course, this might have been intended as some sort of a time-travel exercise, and we were generously being given a sneak peek at a not all that distant future. But somehow I do not think that was the case.

Equally baffling. What is being asked for here?


So what exactly is it that people are being asked to do? If there are some new organizational options available it would be nice if staff brought them forward so that residents can give this some careful attention. Communication really is a two way street, as you know. Even if the city is probably more likely to listen to the consultant they hired.

As written it sounds like the kind of request for input that nobody downtown really wants to hear from you about, or anyone else for that matter. Instead this looks like advocacy for a city managerial system that has already been in place for years. The purpose here being to carefully avoid any of the other possibilities.

But yes, it would be nice to look over any of the available alternatives.

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17 comments:

  1. Perhaps you could do a report on what if for our lives if the don wins. Trickle down big time?

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  2. For god's sake! Stay on topic today.

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  3. Picking a City Manager is very important, how can we make our voice heard?

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    1. That is easy - sort of. Make sure you send emails (or letters if you are old school) to all of the council members, even the ones you don't like. Also, get thee to the meeting when they are discussing it. I know, it's a pain in the neck, but it's the only way to be sure your voice is heard.

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  4. It's called the process. It means nothing.

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  5. Mountain View News must have hit the reset button (sounds familiar; where have I heard that); the copy I've picked up has the correct date: Oct. 01, 2016.
    The front page contains brief snippets of Sierra Madre. This time along with Chinese Informational ads were coupons for Walmart.
    I could only hope the Sierra Madre City Council will look into another way to legally release Required State and City notices.
    In the very least; change the name of the paper and pander elsewhere.

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    1. If you go to the MVN site now it says August 13, 2016.

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  6. Good luck having your voice heard from the City you get a recording. If the call is picked up, that person hasn't a clue where to direct you next. Forget about having your issue resolved over the phone. Plan your timing when you show up at City Hall, make sure their open.

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  7. What a joke! The MVN. Has the Dunn family ever been paid back from that initial split of ownership? Any one up to date on that lawsuit? or settlement?

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    1. Lol, Henderson making good on a debt? Ah, that's a good one, 8:37.

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  8. Should be called anything but Sierra Madre News. The October 01, 2016 issue can't even designate the front page to the town. Pasadena news is front and center.
    The section B; reports on Glendale and La Canada Flintridge.
    I suppose any happenings in Sierra Madre, follow the way of the departing City Management. Take the money and run.

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  9. More debt, higher water costs, that's what's on the city council's mind... fleece the residents

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    1. Yes. The main criteria the city council will be looking for in a new city mngr is superior fund raising abilities.

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    2. "How would you help push for a substantial tax increase knowing that a similar increase had been approved by residential vote within the last 18 months?"

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  10. I'd push the massive tax by telling residents in the local paper; look at all thats been paid and done for y'all in the last few years!

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    1. So your motto is, if you're lying, lie big!

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  11. Has the UUT fully kicked in yet?
    2018 it can be voted out; if little has been spent to repair recent damages or applied to water bond debth.

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