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I did my little thing at the council meeting tonight. I spoke during the public comment period about katrina. I asked the council to act as a body to offer aid, and I made several suggestions. I was really nervous and I know it came through in my voice. You'd think that a planner with my wealth of experience in front of a microphone wouldn't have this problem but I did. I have never been a natural speaker and it was a subject that was perhaps too important to me.

I feel good that I did it, regardless of the result.

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attelage
Sep. 7th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
What was the result?

I think it's wonderful and if I were on the board I'd be proud of you.
judith
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
It was public comment time and they just nodded and went on to the next person. They could have said something but they didn't. Maybe they went back to it later.

I felt that they were behind me, anyway.
dangerouslysane
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
That's some "little thing", kid! I'm proud of you!

My Congressional representative has a drive going at his local offices--fortunately for me, he has one of those offices just down the street from where I work, so I can drop some stuff off there this week.

judith
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. I hope that I made some little impression, started people thinking about what the city as a body can do.

I was really irritated the other day when the result of my asking the city manager what can the city do was a "bucket brigade": city employees went out on Sunday with pails and begged for money for Katrina. I thought it was a horrible response and didn't take part in it. What I was looking for was something bigger than an individual. There is a lot a city can do that an individual can't, and a city can help individuals to do more - like match donations.

It's possible that nothing will happen from my little speech but I did what I could.

What kind of drive is your congressman having - how is it working?
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