Today's blog is going to be brief, very brief. You, gentle readers, will do the heavy lifting as you post. Sir Eric can now grasp the handle of his 3/4 filled coffee cup and bring it to his lips but he's taken the day off from keying in a Tattler with one finger. So our exercise today calls for some two-handed, brain engaged typing. We're going to update our General Plan.
First a little background... the General Plan is the People's Document. In the next two years 11,500 or so residents of Sierra Madre will have an opportunity to tell our General Plan Committee, the People's Committee, what we like, don't like, want to keep, want to change, want to add new or simply eliminate. Surveys, little yellow sticky notes, white boards, markers on walls, you get the idea. Our committee will, well you know what committees do (gotta love 'em but ours is no different) and it'll take two years, give or take a Steering Committee member or two, and a milestone on the timeline readjusted to do it.
You are not limited to a single entry, not even to 25-words or less, but right here on the Tattler in your own unique voice, express your views on the actions you would take to make Sierra Madre a better community. Guaranteed! They'll be delivered to the our Committee and it won't take two years.
Just to give you an idea of the Tattler potential: if our regular daily correspondents each create 10 recommendations, by 6:00 pm tonight we could have hundreds of posts from the most engaged, intelligent and creative group of residents ever to call Sierra Madre our home!
Don't waiver! We The People of Sierra Madre were the authors of the 1996 Sierra Madre General Plan. And today we are updating our General Plan! We directed that a Steering Committee be formed to oversee the update and it has been formed. We directed that volunteers be recruited and they are being recruited. The process is engaged. Don't wait to be asked for your ideas. Make this your public outreach meeting.