Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rain dates required for Nights of Lights, Other Events

Tonight is Nights of Lights, when our small town gathers to watch some two million lights lit for the holidays.
According to Flagler College Radio, WFCF 88.5 (Radio with a Reason), at 3:35 PM, it is "raining cats and dogs" and is likely to continue to do so.
Underpaid City workers spent weeks (even working on Veterans Day) putting up the lights, as did private business owners.
Overpaid City Hall poohbahs did not care enough to schedule a rain date.
Think of the persons with disabilities who do not go out in storms.
Think of all the disappointed families who will miss this event because City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. and "his" staff, including prejudiced Assistant City Manager TIMOTHY BURCHFIELD, dour City Public Affairs Director PAUL WILLIAMSON and sour Events Director WANDA BRAY don't have enough sense to plan for rain.
Pray for them all.
Our inept St. Augustine City Hall administration schedules events without rain dates.
Is it because their core competency is incompetence?
For years, I have implored them to consider rain dates.
These are "bears of little brain," in Winnie the Pooh's words: they are immune to suggestions and hostile to First Amendment protected activity.
Let the rain date disasters bring justice and reforms.
We look forward to the 2016 elections.  
We're looking forward to more competent commissioners, like reform Mayor Nancy Shaver.
Enough gooberishness.

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