5/21/2014 12:55:00 PM Get involved in placemaking effort
The Rice Lake Chronotype
Citizens will have a prime opportunity to help make the changes they want to see in Rice Lake at a placemaking event organized by the Chamber of Commerce and other community groups this July. With facilitation from the regional planning commission, all who live and work in Rice Lake are welcome to attend an event where groups of participants will identify potential improvements at eight nodes of activity in the city. Placemaking is meant to add character, create cultural and recreational opportunities, attract visitors and make a community a better place to live. This effort stands to be successful only through widespread community support. Certainly everyone has something in mind for a makeover in Rice Lake. July will be the time to make that opinion heard. No one is saying the city doesn't have things to offer. People say it's a good place to eat, shop, have fun, get an education, raise a family. But this is about the future. It's about helping the city continue to grow and making it better for all who spend time here. Strong towns are marked by community pride and forward thinking. Mark July 14 on your calendar as a day to help make future Rice Lake the best it can be.
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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014
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Come on. The real decisions are made at the City Council meetings. This is another PR thing, like the City Pride day.
(Every day is City Pride day for those who pay out of pocket for their recycling costs, and don't care to transfer their bills to other communal projects or less wealthy city taxpayers.)
People who care about regulations, rules, taxes, and fee transfers attend the meetings read and attend the meetings where the REAL changes are made (or not.) This summer event surely comes with an agenda already set, and the people who attend will likely not be "determining" much...
Remember how much they belittled those who spoke out, and voted against the fee transfer, that was proclaimed such a success recently -- the City Pride day? I do.
When will those final numbers be in, btw, so we can independently judge the success of the cost shift and determine exactly how many households, indigent or not, benefitted from having their recycling fees waived that day?