The other day I saw a news story that frustrated me. I did not know the answer, just that I was frustrated. So, what do you do, Well I talk to my neighbors and friends. So I did. On social media. I know I know, read the story.
The story was about ice on the sidewalks blocking the paths of kids trying to get to school. Since it was in my city I shared it. When the Councilman saw it he immediately stated he had no idea it was so bad and asked that I report it to the special link the City had set up. I couldn’t figure out how to and told him so. He said he would take care of it.
I was frustrated because as a kid I walked to school all the time. Elementary school was 5 long blocks away. 5 streets to be crossed. The homeowners and shop keepers kept the paths totally cleared. If not; the neighborhood let them know which way was up. Sanitation workers would come by and clear the intersections with shovels so we could walk. I thought there was an ordinance here that said we had to do the same here. I was shocked to hear there is not.
After the Councilman said he would take care of it I said I was frustrated because I did not know what the answer is. Who should clean it and keep it clean. I understand the frustration after shoveling when the plow comes by and buries everything you just cleared. He replied “the answer is, it will be cleared by tonight.” Amazingly, it was. The crew sent did an awesome job.
That Councilman did a great job. He made a commitment after a bold public statement. He made it happen.
I thanked him on social media. I thought about thanking him in a handwritten note to the City Council. Not good enough I say, so I choose to publicly thank him here for stepping up when he saw a problem in our City and getting the job done.
THANK YOU COUNCILMAN CAVENER! Luke Cavener, Luke, I appreciate what you did that day. The crew worked late and hard because you helped make it happen. All the Best Richie Rich