Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Ward 14: Clark Metro Development Corporation
Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 21:36.
All old leadership of Clark Metro are GONE! It has been gone for well over a year...have any of you even attempted to participate that live in Ward 14 since then? NO! I can tell you, because your names are not on the meeting sign in sheets!
In April there was an annual meeting to clean the slate, elect an entirely new BOD, and invite community participation. Less than 20 folks out of almost what, 30,000 showed up.
There were meetings weekly, then monthly since that period. I haven't seen any of you at those meetings except the candidates, respectfully.
Everyone here has good input online, but in the meetings, none of you are there to make a damn difference. You don't need a new Clark Metro, you don't participate in the one that is here. You don't give respect to the efforts of those who are trying to rebuild it.
Now, you await some magical new leadership to take it over and run it or to build up a new CDC for Ward 14. The CDC in Ward 14 is also open 5 days a week with full time volunteers and they post updates and info in the Plain Press Monthly.
Okay, let's clean the slate again and invite participation...will you show up to a meeting, will you work a project, will you volunteer to execute a program? Will you help administrate the new Clark Metro? Or will you continue to sit there on your rumps acting like no one is doing anything and talking crap about those who are working to make a positive difference? Are you all the volunteers who need paid to participate at your community organization?
Maybe the new councilman will restore our funding or maybe one of you will help to make proposals that will invite programs/grant funding to create a job for yourselves. Then you can be there to oversee operations and insure that all is going the way you deem it to go.
I have notified you all at least a half dozen times...but you keep on acting like "no one told you!" You are the residents, you are the online voice, and you are the ones who care, that's obvious. So, go down there, stick your noses in the business and become part of the solution, not the problem!
Everyone's on a witchhunt in our City. We all are well aware of the investigations, the past, and now we have enough brain power collectively to keep things straight for future references.... to incorporate ourselves into City Planning, to fight for funding, and to make realistic goals... but where are you all when it comes time to meet and discuss our options, avenues, and so forth?
YOU are the leadership that this organization needs and you are never there! The community itself is not engaged.
I resign to the idea that 10% of us are going to 90% of the work while 90% sit on the sidelines waiting for leadership to pull them along.... Thanks for being a proactive citizen of Ward 14!!!
Next BOD meeting is third Weds at 6pm.... SEE YOU ALL THERE!