The biggest project in MLG&W history (Smart Meters): Failed in committee but will be back for a vote at the next council meeting .What's the hold up? I'm quite sure they have the votes. Who knows...if smart meters were such a great thing, wouldn't everyone be clamoring to get them? You know the way they buy the latest iphone or tech gadget? Where are all the stories about how great these things are? MLG&W spews a lot of hype on smart meters but the truth is we may never see a return on this " investment"...Read this from the New York Times
Power Savings of Smart Meters Prove Slow to Materialize.
The 250,000 MLG&W Mystery Machine (previously referred to here as the education pimp mobile) which will drive around Memphis to educate the community on how they can save energy: DENIED!!! Yes that's right folks...250,000 for a used vehicle that would have been retrofitted for MLG&W's purposes so that it could drive around the city helping citizens solve their energy mysteries but mostly wasting money was firmly denied and for that...we are grateful.
Now, for some reason they really wanted this vehicle so we are not naive enough to think this won't make a comeback or perhaps one day we will notice it driving down the street with MLG&W's logo...Outsourcing... oops I mean Working For You. Prying eyes will be on the lookout but for now...it's dead in the water.
ABC Tree Professional Tree Service and the foreign worker scheme? Nada. Wasn't talked about so I'm going to assume they don't have their lies perfected yet. We will check in next time to see what lies we can see through.
Once again, the Taxi ordinance dealing with competition, which taxi's don't like, was also delayed...
Until next time. think on this quote by Plato ....
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
If you don't hold your elected officials accountable, who will? Shea Flinn?
You have no control at the federal level. You don't have that excuse here, and as some of you might have noticed, a few people can change the Memphis world.
There are a few good men/women trying but they need your help. Despite what you have been told, this is not a lost cause and in order to win the war, you have to show up for the battles. Don't we owe those fighting for us overseas at least this?