‘…about city’s respnse to snow’
Joel, a Madrona neighbor (hmmmnm wonder if he reads CD News) writes about politics and has one of the most active group of commenters around: they love him, they hate him, they correct his use of English and the trolls abound.
But this column got 168 comments in a little over 7 hours. Lot’s of people are pretty darn hot about this. I agree with Joel about Union to 34th or Cherry to 34th….although I seem to remember many days with nada in 1996.
Joel does say that, ‘Instead of the mellow attitude urged by my newspaper on Tuesday morning, I would suggest that the public adopt a demeanor that famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith suggested in dealing with unresponsive bureaucracies: “Cultivate a modest aspect of menace.”‘
And, I would say to Joel that a lot of us have been VERY angry at the city for some time for many inciddents of utter incompetence. Seems a lot of people want to be in office to grandstand in style on some ‘big’ ideas. That is not the job of running a municipality, Running a city is about roads and sewers and cops and REALLY boring stuff like that. The fact that we are told to call Ron Sims to complain about the buses not running when the buses CAN’T RUN UNTIL THE CITY CLEARS THE D*** STREETS deserves a personal visit to the Mayor’s office by a group of concerned citizens or maybe ummm a lawsuit by small businesses over lost revenues to make them get it right.
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