See that shiny thing in your driveway? The one with the pretty colors? That’s the islander. Your Islander. It’s not a flyer from the new nail salon. It’s the monthly news letter from your Civic Club. Open it and read it! Roselyn’s favorite event is scheduled for the 6th! Wink. Luvya Roselyn. That would be Jammin’ for the unread. Next Thursday though is the Club meeting at the clubhouse at 7:00. See you there
Don update. Looks like we won’t get much. Some update huh?
Trust. It’s a noun I think. Look it up
We trust the folks in Washington to do what we elected them to do. How’s that working out? Crappy analogy. But that’s another blog. We are trusting animals we humans. More so than lesser on the food chain I think. We trust people to obey traffic signs, we trust friends with a whole host of things. Without it where would be. There’s a vision for you. At a more intimate level we trust our City Council to do things beneficial for the whole. We trust them to write ordinances that are overtly for the betterment of our community. We trust our neighbors will abide by these ordinances and we trust that our elected officials will not only abide by these same rules but enforce them when necessary. We trust our officials, elected and appointed, to obey our mutually acceptable rules. When that trust is violated what are we left with? If our officials will not, and do not play by the rules they set out for the lay people what’s left? When the powers that be are toothless in their own realm what choices are left for a sanction? An official can openly violate our law with no repercussions? Is anyone’s jaw dropped but mine? We as a city have one councilman who has openly defied our ordinances for years. With virtually no penalty. But that is another blog. We currently have a Councilman who has violated several ordinances and possibly a state law or two. I won’t even mention the ethics issues. While it probably started out innocent enough she has been advised more than once to entertain a different tack. She made the adult decision to do otherwise. She refused communication with the electorate on more occasions than I can name. She refused communication with her peers on Council and with the Mayors Office. Not sure about you but I have no reason to trust anyone that won’t talk to me. Councilman Perkins, I believe you have lost the trust of your constituency. If the people that elected you no longer trust you to act on their behalf and in their best interest councilman, then it is time to step down. If your council seat is more of an aphrodisiac than a desire to serve then it is time to relinquish said seat. I humbly offer this blog as a straw polling place.