I agree that Mr. Adams should be commended for stepping up and giving a public appology for the watering ban. I would have thought the appology should have come from higher up though, from either city council, the mayor, or city manager. Instead the job of appologizing was pushed down to Deputy City Manager Adams. Many kudos to him for accepting his role and following through.
My question is where have the Mayor and Council members gone? Councilman Leonard is speaking against the red light cameras - and admitting in the process that it was all about the money from the beginning. Councilwoman DeLeon is/has been fighting to keep her place on the Council. Otherwise, it seems most of our local "leaders" have gone into hiding. They don't seem to understand their role as leaders of city government is to guide the city according to the desires and best interests of Lubbockites. American government was setup from the beginning to be "of the people, by the people, for the people", not "of a businessman, by personal greed, for the pocketbook."
When I heard the city apologize for the watering ban, it caused me to pause for a minute. I haven't heard them apologize - ever!
But, this is not something they should apologize about. Water conservancy is an important issue, and this is a great test! (Fortunately not in a time of real crisis) Citizens of Lubbock are now more aware of their daily water use, and what it might mean to each of us personally if we did have to suddenly start boiling water. As a mother of a young child, I was definitely willing to take necessary steps to avoid adding this task to my day! I was also mad when I continued to see watering systems running!
If the city says stop watering your lawn, we should do it! Stop washing cars, stop letting the water run while you brush your teeth, don't flush every single time, take shorter showers, run larger loads of laundry, make sure the dishwasher is completely full before you run it, the list of simple steps we can take goes on and on. I hope we all learned a little something positive from this that will stay with us.
I agree with you all the way. I have been asking the waste department to put a concrete pad for the dumpster in our alley to sit on after spending over $800 repairing my fence when the truck slams it down or just sits it down on the fence. As you can guess I have not got the pad poured and now I cant water my yard. I will water my yard till I get the pad poured.
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