We don't fully understand all the upset about bike trails by these Arlington, TX residents.
But we do understand being upset by time limitations during Public Meetings.
Any North Texas Mayor who proclaims,
"I'll Smile If I Want To!"
deserves the Prize and All the Kudos.
Therefore, Mayor Cluck is the Winner! Hands Down.
Beginning in the summer of 2011, it seems the Arlington, Texas City Council and especially the Mayor went off the tracks. Click on over to the Fishcreek Monitor to see some more of that derailment. In the world of public administration, this is probably a textbook version of what you don't want to happen. But it did. And it's a lesson in politics. People like to be heard no matter what their viewpoints. If politicians in America don't want to listen, maybe they need to do something else. Or move to another country.
If you haven't already voted early, be sure to vote this Saturday, May 11, 2013! In Texas, it's now one of the few things we own that can't be taken by private industry via eminent domain.
Hold on to it with your dear life.
Official Notice for the Grand Prairie, TX Municipal Elections:
Precinct Locations. VOTE!