This article on the City Council agenda is just full of little nuggets. Where to begin? How about with the possible naming of the Sports Complex inner loop after Martin Luther King. This issue should have been over and done with two years ago with a renaming of Fairgrounds Road. Someone somewhere told us that Fairgounds Road had great historical significance somehow sometime. Much more than did the actual fairgrounds themselves obviously. I challenge you to locate them. The closest thing I can remember to actual fairfrounds was the old quarterhorse track close to the intersection of Business 80 and, uh, Fairgounds Road. The last thing I remember happening there was a concert in 1975 by the one hit wonders "Blues Image" (you know....Ride captain ride, upon your mystery ship....). After that the place either fell down or spontanously combusted. Then there was the idea to rename Front Street:
"Still, there were some who believed Front Street was appropriate because it was a main thoroughfare and could lead to economic development opportunities on Midland's south side."
Short of a small one time boom for the stationery printers how exactly was this going to lead to economic development opportunities? Rename it and they will come! I thought the last election showed that we have to shove fistfulls of public monies at them before they will come.
And finally this:
"Due to vacancies caused by the resignations of May Ann Pearce and Tim Leach, Mayor Mike Canon and Councilman Scott Dufford have recommended Jimmy Carmichael, president of Bank of America, be appointed to the managed competition committee.I will have to plead ignorance here. Anyone know what the "Managed Competition Committee" is or what it does? I just get real antsy when someone purports to be "managing" competition. Someome e-mail the Site Admin if they know what these guys do.