Tuesday, June 27, 2017
So will the City of Sierra Madre finally reveal its mighty struggles with pension and water bond debt? "Process," as used above, is kind of an open ended and vague word, and like most jargon can be interpreted to mean almost anything the user wishes. And you would have hoped these kinds of things would be shared in a more official venue. Like the State of the City address the Mayor of the moment delivers every 12 months. Though such news might detract from the forced cheeriness that address has taken on over the last several years.
It looks like the heavy lifting on the debt topic has now fallen to the new City Manager, Gabriel Engeland. Certainly no elected official is willing to tackle it. That is best left to the help, I guess. Since these have been taboo topics for years now, it will be interesting to see how so recent an arrival handles this onerous duty. Even in so non-traditional a place.
We will be keeping an eye out. The problem for me personally is I have somehow never been able to get on the e-mail list for the Village View. If you do see this special edition please forward it to me. This should be an interesting read, and I'd like to post it here as well. You won't be able to give it a Facebook "thumbs up like" on The Tattler, but you will be able to comment on it. Commenting being something the city controlled venues are sometimes uncomfortable with.
Having trouble posting links to the Sierra Madre Police Dept. Facebook page?
Apparently the Sierra Madre Police Department believes that links to other sites posted on their Facebook page constitute a threat to their readers. I attempted to post a link to a Tattler article there last week ("Sierra Madre Crime Wave: So Whose Fault Is It Actually?" - link), and it was quickly yanked down. Done apparently to "maintain proper security for all of our followers." There are plenty of other such links elsewhere on the page, so maybe they just didn't like that particular article.
One unhappy resident's comment last night about proper security
The following was posted here late last night by an aggrieved resident. I am reposting it in order to maintain proper security for all of our readers.
The poster is definitely unhappy with the responses he's received to his "calls for service" to the Police Department. I hope we will get follow ups from him in the future.
Posted by The Moderator at 7:00 AM