This idea wasn't to benefit only the boaters. It would be intended to benefit ALL of Rowlett. Can you think of an outdoor activity that could charm visitors to the city and residents at the same time? It would be a charming, visually appealing, addition to the city.
To my email, I attached copies of my two most recent blog posts; one written by me and another written by a kayak owner. These parks need not be expensive. They only need small amounts of dedicated land and periodically mowing. The mowers could access the parks via a used pontoon boat, appropriately named, "Rowlett Navy."
I sent the email to Jermel Stevens, Director of Parks, and I copied the Mayor, Todd Gottel, the City Manager, Brian Funderbunk, and the Chairman of the Parks Committee, Wayne Baxter.
I sent the email last Saturday. It has now been nearly a week and I have not heard a peep. Nada. Not even a whine.
Now I know I jab the Mayor every once in a while. That's what writers do. However, it is not too bad and it comes with the territory of being Mayor. Public life isn't a Roman feast. A politician can't be too thin skinned. But......ours are. A citizen can not have a good idea unless they have permission, and it looks like the good idea originated in City Council.
Yesterday I posted a long article about "officialdom's" behavior of administering the Homestead of Liberty Grove development. Today, I'm writing about "officialdom" ignoring a perfectly innocent inquiry about a series of "pocket parks." The Mayor and his minions are upset with me. They think that when I proposed erecting a 62 foot high statue of the Mayor on I-30 was sarcasm. It was.
Folks, our "leaders" are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.