If you weren’t at the Civic Club meeting last night too bad for you. You missed Pege Wright’s chocolate cake. It was still warm. Yes it was. And that was just desert. We had a mountain of good eats that started with a rockin’ rigatoni pasta salad. Vern got a head count of just shy of 40. We covered a lot of stuff in what I hope was record time. Everything from a BBQ cook-off to the 4th of July Picnic and parade. Whew! A shout out to Greg Stanfield for stepping up to handle the 4th of July golf cart parade. Thanks pal. You won’t regret it. Thanks to everyone who showed up and I really hope the rest of you get a chance to make the next one. The regular date is the first Thursday of the month but because it follows the fourth this year we agreed to slip it to the following Thursday the 12th. See you there.
So much for the fun stuff. Given our penchant for short memories I’m going to ask you to put on your rememberin’ hat for a minute. In the not too distant past the vast majority of this city came to rally around our Police Chief. We had a friend and colleague under siege and he needed our support. He deserved it and he got it. In spades. I’m hearing that some of our neighbors are out there politicking for Officer Janssen. Rumor has it K McIntyre is out on the street extolling the virtues of said officer prior to her hearing at tomorrows executive session. The hearing that very well could end her career here in Clear Lake Shores. I have no bone to pick with Officer Janssen even though, in my opinion, she did not get the whole story before she took me to the slammer back in March. It was mentioned time and time again several months back that she was getting a little too close to Island politics and I’m sure it was suggested that she back up a tad. Maybe even a tad and a half. It’s all about choices isn’t it. Well our Police Chief has brought her up on discipline charges and she has lawyered up. Looks like a certain element is asking their 60 voters to show up at tomorrows meeting in support of an officer over our Police Chief. He’s the Chief Dammit! We have finally turned the corner on a nasty year and the last goddamn thing we need it a bunch of knot heads trying to micro manage our police department. Shit! It’s déjà vu all over again. I guess these are the slow learners I keep hearing about. Chief Cook, I’ll see you in the morning at 0830. You have 100% of my support. I hope to see a bunch more of you at the meeting in the morning.
All you folks that have yet to serve, go here. Your City needs you. Pick something that looks like fun and volunteer. You will not only make this a better place to live you just might learn something.
Any questions? Call or email Karen in the office.
“If winning isn't everything why do they keep score?”