Bumped

I got bumped tonight by Big Rock Park.

My early evening was to be spent with a certain City Council.
I get to talk to them about sewers because a certain other government official tried to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Well, you just can’t control some people, or most people, and certainly not politicians.
Now my office is about as non-political as water and sewer can be, but electeds will be electeds.

Anyway, because of certain mouthpieces, instead of just a few staff members reading my work (actually my overseen work), the entire City Council has been given copies and I am to address them on some subjects they have an interest in learning more about.

So I stayed up late last night power-pointing, and a good part of today completing the words to go with the bullet points and pictures.

I arrived a bit early, and the meeting got started promptly at 6:30. Of course they said the pledge, listened to a few public comments, and then started in on the subject of Big Rock Park’s Master Plan. It was interesting – at least for the first 1/2 hour. And then it became apparent that it was going to be a while before they finished this subject, and there was at least one other subject after this before my turn.

Our consultant, who was also in attendance, noted  that the Councilmembers would be too tired to ask many questions by the time they got to us.

But it was not to be. After 1-1/2 hours they decided that we should come back next week – and be first on the agenda. I am not sure whether this is a good or bad thing. Theoretically I have completed the work, so I just need to wait a week. But I was ready today! (Sort of like cramming for an exam.) I am sure they would not have many questions, and I would not have to give up another evening.

On the positive side, I did get home in time to watch the Brazil v Germany semi-final match, and can still get to bed on time. Of course, the game was probably one of the worst of the tournament. [Note: I did not tell the score, or who won, so you can choose to watch a replay with only my words of caution.]

Here’s to a good night sleep. It is possible that City Council meeting is still in session.

3 Responses to “Bumped”

  1. jane Says:

    On Monday evening our city council voted unanimously to allow sidewalk seating with alcohol for many businesses in the State St area during Art Fair. I don’t think there was a lot of discussion actually. 😉

  2. Margaret Says:

    I hate getting mentally prepared to do something and then having to postpone it.

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