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.