|O dog park, dog park, wherefore art thou, dog park?!|
This is an outline showing the proposed location on West Walker Street near the city municipal complex.
- While the on-line survey did, indeed, show overwhelming support for a dog park, it was not a "scientific" poll and therefore LC followed up with a separate survey (why they did the on-line poll in the first place I did not ask). To my knowledge, those results have not yet been released publicly.
- Reportedly, further discussions about the dog park were due to take place "during the upcoming CIP process". So sayeth the City Manager.
I haven't pressed the issue to date for a reason that should be obvious to anyone who follows League City politics: The dog park prospect was re-invigorated by Councilman Andy Mann, whose term is up this year. For the past few months I have been assuming, duh, that there would be a positive announcement whose timing would show an uncanny correspondence to a re-election bid. It would be a classic political abracadabra, a municipal misdirection (but a welcome one), a revelation orchestrated to suggest that City Council actually accomplishes more than incessant culture warring (most recently regarding immigrant children) that results in much squandered time and energy and occasionally in lost taxpayer money, too (what they wasted on the Jornaleros lawsuit alone could have paid for TWO new dog parks). Not to mention that this behavior attracts national scrutiny of the wrong kind, discontent among minority residents (paywalled but this other piece is not paywalled), and no net benefit for any of us.
|The New York Times quote of the day from July 17, 2014. Dallas County effectively speaking to League City and Galveston County (and possibly others) via the NYT. It was one of those "I thought I'd seen it all" moments for me.|
|Andy Mann's political career, at least temporarily. |
And no, this is not a "threat" that purportedly needs to be censured (paywalled link). This is just satire. More on that later, too.
And yes, I know that I'm mixing Shakespearean metaphors, which is in extremely bad taste. But it's just a blog post, hastily done to boot. It's not a work of literary art.
|Hint, hint. If Council could kindly and momentarily tear itself away from all of the special interest political crap in which it engages, we might get some actual work done around here. Maybe.|