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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Another Meeting...

I just returned from a City Council meeting. Rather interesting – several members of the public were there to protest the enlarging of Casino San Pablo. Quite often there are only a couple of people in the audience, and the City conducts its business with not a soul caring about the outcome, or at least, very few souls. The Casino issue has been belabored up to the point of redundancy.

Of course, as is the case with any proposition in this City, it seems, the City Council proceeded with a resolution of support for the enlarged Casino. In the meetings that I have attended regarding the Casino, and the acquisition of mobile home parks in the next block, the City has continued in the mode that it has adopted previously – listen to the people, then proceed as planned.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the City has made many improvements over the years, and is not a bad place at all in which to live, but sometimes it seems to me that it does not really matter that much whether one is “for” or “against”. It is very interesting to watch our local governing body at work. Let’s see what happens next.

3 Comments:

  • At 1:08 AM, February 23, 2005, Anonymous craig said…

    You should see what the heck is going on with the local government here. I can't even start to explain.

    Its the biggest mess there has ever been - Buffalo had been under a state control board, broke, and now the county is broke, they are cutting everything, and trying to merge the county and city.

    Huge scandals with graft, etc.

    Things are really bad.

     
  • At 9:37 AM, February 23, 2005, Blogger Rita Xavier said…

    Well, I don't think there are any true scandals here, but the City of San Pablo would SUPPOSEDLY become unincorporated and revert to the county if the casino isn't enlarged, bringing in tons more money, according to the Council.

     
  • At 2:06 AM, February 24, 2005, Anonymous Craig said…

    Huh?!?!? That is ther craziest thing I've ever heard.

     

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