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Plus we are now under the thumb of a Mayor and two bobblehead councilmembers who have already made up their minds about all they want to do. That being tax high (and then higher), charge more (and then even more) for city services like water and sewers, all while spending money like there is never going to be a tomorrow. Which there will not be if they don't somehow learn to stop the madness.
So really, what would be the point in going? You're more likely to get a better outcome at traffic court. Or just about any other place where they could care less about your opinions, and prefer that you simply leave.
Another thing is these folks aren't even all that nice about it. The sense of entitlement and privilege is suffocating. It may be your money, but it is their universe. Enjoy your services, because soon you're going to be paying a whole lot more for them. Or else.
For what it is worth, I will be down there in the slough, along with a few of the other regular attendees. And it should be a pretty interesting meeting. The utility tax (UUT) do-over ballot initiative is on the agenda, as are some of the wackiest and most unnecessary cash spends in recent Sierra Madre history. Which is saying a lot.
Watching the UUT 3 try and justify a colossal $150,000 spend for boutique downtown commercial street signage at one moment, while the next crying poverty and claiming they have to raise every tax and rate available or the world will end, is just great theater. And then there is Nancy Walsh's strange $60,000 Memorial Park uni-sex bathroom obsession. I am not sure I even want to know what is up with that.
If you didn't know any better you'd think you were watching a situation comedy about the most dysfunctional small city government ever imagined. And perhaps you are.
It all kicks off at 6:30. Be there, or be someplace else. Through the magic of the Internet, the choice is yours.