Sunday, April 20, 2008

Not to be cynical, or anything, but why does it take so much money to run for city council, a position that pays basically nothing? Makes one nervous about their motivations and intentions, doesn't it?

Green Fatigue? Well, yeah, since nothing really seems to change. Putting on fun masks and dancing may have magical results, I suppose. We had our chance in the 70's with the energy crisis, and then we cozied right back up to big oil and big cars.

Intoxicated bicyclist hits car. Who says we aren't a resort town? Everywhere else it would be the opposite.

Even for an oldtimer, this is one cold spring.

Affordable housing. Wouldn't it make more sense to somehow convert some of the existing inventory into affordable housing than building more houses meant to be affordable?

Normally, I'd be sympathetic to a union, but with the BAT already dubious, this may not be the best time to be making demands. If we pass the measure, we can probably expect an endless number of such negotiations, once they have tax money in hand.

Spring lull on the housing front. But no worries, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of fodder when the results are in. This fall, we'll all be pointing fingers and saying, "told you so!"

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