There are other ways I would rather have spent my Saturday morning. I’m guessing I’m not alone because it was a packed house, which I guess is a good thing. Means you’re paying attention. A lot of unfamiliar faces which I though odd. Other than that it was all the usual suspects. There are still a lot of unhappy people on this Island, most of them were out on the deck. How sad. I don’t understand the whole “we’re gonna get the mayor/chief/secretary/blog guy” mentality. If you are that unhappy move or open a vein. I must say that it was the best City Council meeting I’ve been to in over a year. No fighting, no arguing, no petty, snarky, remarks. If today’s meeting is any indication of meetings to come, We’ve done good with this bunch. The short version is we get a do over. Both the Chief and Officer Janssen will start not necessarily from scratch but from a new spot and each will do a better job of doing their job. I call that a win win. Being the optimist I am I see this as a good second step on the road to normalcy. There was a great report from our council committee on police departments overall. The most interesting point to me was the fact that after all the shit we’ve been through over our Police department and it’s retention rate is that, Oh Look We’re normal. So all the whining from so many over the fact that we’ve lost soooo many officers is just x amount of gas. Who knew. Another great point was that we are the ONLY city in the survey that puts our Council between a Chief and his staff. That needs to change. I will say in this case I’m glad it worked the way it did but I also think that if everyone followed procedures it never would have come to this. We’ll see. Before I go about enjoying my Saturday I want to thank whoever brought the donuts and kolache’s. To Council, great job. First class.
Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab