|The Gizmo is watching.|
The Tattler: Do we have any indication of how many Library survey cards have come back yet?
Gabe Engeland: We will provide the official update at next Tuesday’s Council Meeting.
The Tattler: Does Chris C. have that info on the traffic gizmo? I get asked all the time. People are concerned it is part of a process leading to a traffic light. Or it might be connected to a move to Disney-fy Kersting Court.
Gabe Engeland: The study is for pedestrian crosswalk safety only. The engineer firm has the backup information on the device they are using. The results of this study will ultimately go to Council, but the scope is limited to crosswalks.
The Tattler: Has anyone involved in Sierra Madre governance been contacted by the PUSD about its financial crisis? Has Sierra Madre reached out to the PUSD?
Gabe Engeland: The Mayor has requested an update from the PUSD. I anticipate an update will come to City Council shortly.
Mod: It's good all of that is going to the City Council. They haven't had much to talk about lately. I received the following report from an adventurous Sierra Madre resident who actually attended the Andy Bencosme campaign kickoff event in Arcadia earlier this week. He might have been the only one from this far west to attend.
I went to Andy Bencosme's kick off party this evening. There were about 25 people there, none that I knew. He had some sandwiches, drinks and deserts.
I spoke with him for a short time and he is very friendly and personable. He said that he is running to give people a choice, but he does not elaborate on the differences between himself and the three incumbents.
His handout is very well done and not specific. He stresses his love for Sierra Madre and wanting to keep it a special place.
Mod: Hopefully Andy will be able to find his way back to Sierra Madre and he'll share something with a little more substance to it. The third of four City Council campaign kickoffs will be for Denise Delmar, and it will take place Sunday in Sierra Madre, of all places. I have obtained a copy of her campaign flyer, some of which I am sharing with you today. There is some substance here, something that I am sure will confuse those who would prefer to just receive a pat on the noggin and be told they are nice.
Mod: The kick-off party to re-elect Denise Delmar to the City Council is this Sunday, February 25th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 441 Ramona Avenue. In Sierra Madre.