Before I returned from the Retirement Celebration Tour, I began thinking about events to do with Fritz.
Fritz is political. He likes politics, presidential trivia, government, etc. His current plan is to study poly-sci and then continue onto law school. To that end, I thought he should see government in action. I took him to the city commission meeting this evening.
We began with the work session. The mayor was absent. The meeting lasted four minutes. Absolutely nothing was accomplished. In-between the work session and the regular meeting, we walked High Street. Fritz counted 36 empty storefronts. There was absolutely nothing for us to do on High Street at 6:10 on a summer Wednesday evening.
We figure there are five barber shops and two hair salons on High Street. There are a couple Chinese restaurants.
We returned for the regular meeting. A few more people attended. The mayor was still absent.
I figured it would be a 45-minute meeting as there wasn’t much on the agenda and nothing controversial. The meeting actually went just less than an hour. The almost extra 15 minutes came from Joe Sooy rattling off all the work at water and sewage that is on the agenda.
Not a whole lot went on. Two more marijuana businesses received endorsements from the Commission.
My son got to see government in action. He asked questions afterwards. I think it was a profitable experience for hi,