I'm doing something different with my weekly city council posts from now on. I will continue posting a short summary of what is in the weekly packet here at Olyblog, but in interest of kick starting the discussion over at Better South Sound, I'll be posting the entire thing over there.
This week, there is a discussion on the future of our sidewalks, how the city works with community events like Lakefair to provide services, but also not break the bank. For example, Lakefair costs the city over $60,000 but all other community events only $12,000. Wow.
And, there is posted in the packet the minutes of the joing Port of Olympia/City of Olympia meeting. Read the entire summary here and discuss.
Here are some suggestions pulled (and edited) from a discussion thread in January:
The opportunities for street theater are truly endless, and I know that we can come up with more good stuff. Use the comments for further ideas or elaborations. See you Sunday!
There are few bits of information that anyone who is going to the rally tomorrow should be aware of. Here they are:
Our purpose is to make it clear that the Nazis are not welcome in Olympia or any town, that while we resist them we are committed to building a movement against racism and all forms of oppression, and for liberation and equality. We will not permit the Nazis to use the name of Rachel Corrie, a woman committed to fighting anti-Semitism as she worked for Palestinian and human rights.
There is an excellent post over at Orcinus about that racism thang. It is a must read for folks interested in current immigrant legislation and activism.
The neo-nazi group "national socialist movement" (NSM) is planning to come to Olympia this Sunday. They intend to have a rally at Sylvester Park. Their rally is billed as “NSM RALLY TO SUPPORT RACHEL CORRIE Goyim Unite
Download the OMJP flier/statement for the April 2nd rally here. Please make your own copies to poster before and distribute at the rally.
The apparel and appearance of bank robbers in our region is a continuing interest of our elite team of fashionistas.
Four arrested after bank in Hoodsport is robbed.
Four people were arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of robbing a bank earlier in the day.
Two men wearing bandannas over their faces and stocking caps on their heads robbed Hoodsport’s West Coast Bank about 11 a.m.
Feel free to add your own ideas.
Rick gets a large gold star wall adornment, a leather caiman rustler hat with caiman claw trim, along with a statuette depicting caiman-human history in honor of posting the funniest first thing in the morning seen post.
Steve gets various whirlygigs, hanging and tabletop, all spinning and abstract, in honor of his comic genius.
White Feather gets a toy teddybear armed with a toy gun of his choice -and- a wand. Said bear is complete with jacket with pockets overflowing with cash.
Emmett gets a full scale large table top geographically correct model of this region, fitted out with flood capabilities and earthquake shift buttons and tiny toy fish that actually stream through the flowing waters.
The Fire Inside is set up with a film festival of his choice that he organizes and presents. To the rest of us. And we have to watch without whining.Help me out folks, we have many more awards to dream up.