Friday, July 27, 2018

A Couple Of Contrasting E-Mails Sent To The Tattler

The Library is hot right now, but not in a good way
Mod: I received these two emails from two different Sierra Madre residents, and within a day of each other. They present quite a contrast, and I am not sure what to make of it all. Maybe you can figure out why these two disparate occurrences have gone down? This first email deals with the Library.

"I am in the Library right now and it is 80 degrees. No joke, I checked the thermostat near the front desk. It's so hot in here I cannot believe it. I sat down to read the pamphlet I've included here and realized that the library will now be closed on Fridays as of Aug 6. I asked myself, is this how they are going to fund a new library? Cut hours and shut off the A/C?"

I am going to assume that in the winter you are going to want to bring a sweater. Maybe this is part of a ruthless psychological campaign designed to build some support amongst Library users for a parcel tax? Cut hours and increase your intellectual sweat equity? Does it have something to do with that Challenger Reader Pool Party?

This next email had shown up a day earlier, and it deals with what is currently going on at City Hall. It is very different.

"City Hall has been redone. New everything in the reception/staff area. Carpet, reception desk, paint, partitions, chairs. I guess the UUT money is coming in handy. Also, the thermostat is set really low."

Maybe we should be alerting all Library users that City Hall can now officially be considered a designated cooling center? You can take out your books at the Library and read them at City Hall. If you ask nice and bring enough nickels, you might even be able to use the copy machines there and preserve the memorable passages you'll want to treasure in the years to come.

My guess here is that since the City Council has decided it will no longer be fighting mansionization because the city can no longer afford the legal costs of doing so, City Hall has been upgraded in order to make it a more business friendly environment.

With all of those out-of-town developers now streaming in to get their permits and other stuff done while the getting is good, the city felt it needed to make a more positive impression on them. They're now looking golden for the anticipated gold rush.

Besides, they got to keep their competitive edge with Arcadia, right?

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68 comments:

  1. The Challenger Reading promotion is designed to turn up the heat on reading.

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  2. Did ya know city hall has no one to send out the bills for the yearly paramedic fees? The person who did it no longer works there so there’s no one to do it. Also, they can’t get out an accurate list of permits regarding any building in town. That person is on vacation. It’s been at least 6 weeks since I asked. Very weird things going on in town.

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    1. Thanks for mentioning this, 6:08. Certainly the city will have to honor those who are in the program, even though the current billing is late....right?

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  3. Back off. City Hall needs the AC. It's hot work signing all those checks.

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  4. For those elected officials who have wasted tax payers money I say to them you are no longer wanted and your stepping down NOW for theft of money.

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  5. Mod, I am watching Trump's "briefing." Good grief! Any Trumpies out there - tune into any TV or radio station except Fox to get an analysis of what he is saying.

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  6. Maybe the fact that city hall is closed on Fridays is a factor with the Library"

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    1. The city wants a parcel tax. No other reasons come close to matching that.

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  7. Who is responsible for the function and management of The Sierra Madre Library?

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  8. I was in the library yesterday, too, and back in the stacks, the temperature felt more like 85 degrees. It was oppressive. But I didn't say anything, because I didn't want to hear how there was no money to fix the system.

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    1. I too was in the Library yesterday. I agree with 7:28. It felt more like 85 degrees. I was in the Library last year when the air conditioning went out. I thought they purchased a new one. I think they were just trying to save money on the bill so they kept the thermostat high on the new air conditioner.

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  9. Could Sierra Madre, California stand to lose $20 million dollars? Well this city can and they will not miss a penny of it either.https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/07/26/industry-wants-to-kill-its-solar-project-at-tres-hermanos-even-though-it-might-lose-20-million/

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  10. The new furnishings in city hall were part of accomplishing the redesign of the way the office is set up all together. Gabe inspired no doubt.

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    1. And it cost how much for this kumbaja?

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    2. Thank God we didn't waste that money on legal fees to fight mansionization. Now when McMansion developers come to city hall to enjoy the red carpet service they will receive they can seat their golden arses on nice new furniture while awaiting permits.

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  11. Why was the Library not kept up to code when there was money available to maintain it?

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    1. Had to pay for the sweetheart deal at Goldberg Park.

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    2. Don't forget that near yearly ritual called employee raises.

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  12. Turning up the temps in the library to misery levels is another manipulation to get you to support a new library parcel tax.

    It's the literary equivalent of laying off cops and firefighters before asking for a higher local tax.

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    1. Funny. All the other city buildings are delightfully cool.

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  13. No excuse for not billing individuals using the Paramedics, our understanding is that no one has ever received bill in years, since the programs inception.

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    1. We've had a bill and made a payment every year for at least 5, 6 years. This is the first time we didn't get the bill.

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  14. City Hall receives a make over?
    It has been necessary for years. Not only with management, but furnishing as well.
    The height of the front desk in the entrance seems a bit high, compared to the old desk.
    When has timing ever been great in this town?
    Remember all the many times that the same streets have been paved over, only to be torn up for new pipe relacement.
    True the UUT is sprucing up the place, but we would like to know how all the old money was spent, with nothing to show.

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  15. 8:51, not true.

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  16. The Library was always freezing, no excuse for that. It was so obvious that management and employes never practiced or followed any energy efficiency mandates.
    The excuse was, the books, the computers, etc.
    Such energy wasters.

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  17. Silly 7:29am what are you talking about? Sierra Madre has contracted to spend a large amount of money on it's own solar panels.
    No battery back up for collection of power and buy back of energy was provided with the deal.
    Makes me question the council's decision, again.

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  18. 7:28am would you say that other residents were utilizing the Library?

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    1. A few.
      I think the baby rhyme time could happen in other places just as well - Hart Park house, or the council chambers that are unused so much of the time, and we should just let the library die a peaceful death. Life-long reader here and library patron, but as such, I see clearly that physical libraries are obsolete.

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    2. Too bad 12:36. You and other ignoramuses will lose. Physical libraries will never be obsolete, but for crazy tax averse moochers and bums. This city needs services and they need to be paid for. You, however, are obsolete in this town. Pay up or get out.

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    3. Does this mean Measure UUT isn't going to save the Library?

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    4. 5:10, nostalgia can be very powerful. To argue for physical libraries is much the same as arguing for the horse and carriage style of transportation - charming, and obsolete.

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  19. Sixtyfifth Armistice Day.
    North Korea returns remains of U.S. servicemen killed during Korean War.
    The United States values our human life in death, as much as life.

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    1. Besides the bones of long dead American servicemen they murdered, what else do the North Koreans have to offer us?

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    2. Well the US had a hand in killing millions of Koreans. They can’t value life that much

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    3. Doesn’t alter the fact that

      Many Are Getting Arrested

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    4. 10:32 mouths that "America is evil" theme so big with the traitor right these days.

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  20. Who doctored the paper work 9:13am?
    The last submitted report given to City Council had different information.

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  21. CBS CEO #METOO, stocks falling.
    Hooray for Hollywood.

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    1. Trump’s undeserved wall of fame star destroyed again


      Hooray indeed!

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    2. What did he get the star for? Bimbo payoffs?

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  22. Patience 10:07am all good things in time, unlike ObamaCare which just got Nuked.

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    1. Great. Why should poor people be allowed to have insurance anyway.

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  23. Show me that report 9:54, thank you. Then check this out.

    http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/cms/one.aspx?pageId=268097

    Working together we learn more about our community, I am.

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  24. And this 9:54,

    The Sierra Madre Paramedic Subscription Program is an official program offered by the City of Sierra Madre to help offset the cost of emergency medical responses. This annual membership program is available to residents of Sierra Madre and is designed as an alternative to paying higher direct fees for paramedic and ambulance services. One call for emergency Paramedic services can cost in excess of $2,000 and many insurance companies do not cover the full cost. As a member of the Paramedic Subscription Program, your subscription will perform similar to a secondary insurance plan, with no additional out-of-pocket cost to you.

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  25. North Korea could offer to get rid of all nuclear weapons 07.

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    1. Let them have nukes. They should be in charge of their own destiny

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  26. What do you consider poor people 12:10pm? Insurance is insurance.
    Can't afford to drive a car unless you have insurance, solution take a bus or Lift/Urber.
    No health insurance, go to a clinic, and apply for government assistance, if you qualify, your covered.
    Illness catastrophic, rid yourself of all assets and then you are also medically covered.

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    1. Provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare. Pursuit of happiness. Those countries with the highest quality of life have universal health care. We should too. The majority of the population supports it.

      Why let a few elitist radicals prevent it

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    2. Actually ObamaCare never had 50%+ support. The Dems jammed it through.

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    3. Your mouth to God's ear, 2:10. Thanks.

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    4. 4:14 - Trump has never had 50% approval. Not even close.

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    5. But he had way more than 270 of the Electoral Votes. That’s why he’s President Trump and Hillary, is, Hillary.

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  27. The balls in your court 11:14am , do your homework.
    Begin with the Paramedics Program when first contracted with the city.
    Ask for the financials from the city, Fire Department, Library, the usual record keepers. This is all public information.
    Ask for the yearly measurements of each departments goals, or just the Fire Paramedic Program.
    If you do your own banking, you will understand how to read these statements.
    The Paramedic Program was never funded after the initial two years, and there was little if any follow up on collecting payments frim residents * outside of the subscription service, for any of the amounts owed from use of this service.
    Its all in the records.

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  28. Happy anniversary everyone! It’s been a year to the day that the first corrupt Trump crony, George Papadopoulos, arrested in the Mueller probe. Papadopoulos admitted that he lied to the FBI about when he was told about Russian “dirt” on Clinton. He said it was before he joined the campaign, but it was in fact about a month after he was on the Trump team.

    Drain the swamp!!!!

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    1. He’s being sentenced sept 7 because the investigation is over and they don’t need his testimony. Because there is nothing to testify about. Because they have nothing on trump. If they needed leverage he wouldn’t be getting sentenced. Prepare for disappointment trump haters.

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    2. Trumpy whistling past the graveyard

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  29. Why do you think it costs money to fight mansionization? Mansionization is fought with a zoning code and has nothing to do with litigation. Alllowing the city to be sued because it won't approve an otherwise lawful project isnt a failure to fight Mansionization. The proposal at Carter One was subject to prior years stipulated agreement which the city was failiong to honor. You grossly mischaracterize everything.

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    1. And you have bad reading comprehension skills if you think the house that was approved/denied/approved for Carter fulfills the requirements of the Design Guidelines, the HMZ Ordinance, or the General Plan.

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    2. Sure. Like those won't be met each and every time.

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    3. 2:38 - You must be Capoccia. Years of practice justifying the very things you once claimed to be against. Phony baloney.

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  30. The new star on the Walk of Fame for Trump will be taken from the City of Hollywood's account for upkeep.
    Hack away dummies, it is coming out of Hollywood's account

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    1. Trump is Hollywood fool!
      That’s why his star is there

      He played you
      Again

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    2. Lol
      Hollywood can afford it.

      Unlike the soybean farmers that trump screwed over!!

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  31. Name ONE Country 2:10pm, just ONE.
    Don't compare a small less populate country, stay on track.

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    1. Less populate. OK.

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    2. Two guys dressed as Russian soldiers guarding the remnants of Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156576925853686&set=p.10156576925853686&type=3&theater

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