Were We Asleep at the Wheel?
Well, the question is: Were we paying attention to our city business? And, if not, why not?
A tough question to answer. But, looking back, it appears that the flow of information got smaller and smaller, until it’s reached a trickle.
So the fact that we didn’t know that our Madeira Beach comp plan was changed in 2014 to permit the type of massive overdevelopment proposed should not be surprising!
We say this because, in fact, some things have changed. Here’s what.
|At Commission Meetings Five Years Ago:||At Commission Meetings Today:|
|Commission Meetings Agendas were posted at five locations:
||Agendas for Commission Meetings are posted
It is posted online, but this is unofficial. We say this because the posting for the Planning Commission meeting on April 28 was not posted correctly onine, but the City Clerk said it was not a problem because the paper posting was up at City Hall!
|Commission Meetings Agendas were posted:
||Today, Agendas are posted:
|Commission meetings were broadcast on:
||Today, Commission meetings are broadcast:
So we’ve spent a fortune for city hall and all new equipment, only to find ourselves less serviced by our government!
So today, WE must go to city hall 24 hours in advance of the meeting to get an Agenda for the Board of Commission meeting or ask the Clerk to send us one.
Does it seem like they want us to know what is going on?Share