Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trump Parc Debris Meeting Tonight

I really wish they'd put these city meetings on TV. Whereas I might be interested in school closings and parking meter changes, I also like to hang at home with my husband and dog on weeknights. I admire the citizens who drag themselves out to a government meeting after a full day of work. Now, TV, on the other hand, everyone likes to watch TV... just a suggestion, City of Stamford.

I am going to try to make it to the Trump meeting. I've been following the debris drama at the construction site since May, when a 10 pound piece of metal flew from its 27th floor right into an intersection I always (used to) drive through. The Board of Reps meets tonight at the Gov't Center at 7 to grill various people about what the Hades is going on with the disturbing pattern of falling debris. FYI, the crane at Trump Parc is finally down. I feel maybe 1/2% safer. Check out the reader-submitted photo of crane-free TP.

Panel to discuss Trump Parc debris: The Board of Representatives Operations Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss problems with debris falling from the Trump Parc construction site at Washington Boulevard and Broad Street.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the fourth floor of the Government Center. Director of Operations Ben Barnes and Robert DeMarco, of the building department, are scheduled to attend to answer questions. (Advocate, 8/19)

I'm afraid the meeting will be boring. Enh, I'll bring a book just in case. I wonder who else will be there. I'm reading A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash. Reading about smart people is making me feel smarter.


Manager Mom said...

I would lay odds that the meeting will be not just boring, but possibly lethal. Bringing books is a good idea.

Mark said...

Who would we talk to about televising city meetings? That's an excellent point. Whatever happened to local access cable? Better yet, let's get them to stream it online so you won't need to have cable.

Let's video podcast city meetings. Watch it on our own time. Store it for public record. Use clips later during campaign season. Excellent idea.

You Missed Your Calling said...

Thank you for being so civic-minded (I don't have enough energy in the evenings) and don't forget to give us the scoop on the meeting!

Stamford Talk said...

Dora, thank me AFTER I actually go. :)
Manny Mom, I'll also bring my sketch pad.
Mark, I wonder if it already is on local access cable... I sorta doubt it, or wouldn't the paper mention it? You're right, video podcasts would be even more convenient. If I go tonight, I'll ask someone about it.
Actually maybe I'll email News 12 and see if they're going to be there.

Spike and Roxy said...

Oh, you better believe they'll be there. "As boring as local news gets".