- Then I saw that people cared and there were issues at the beginning of the political food chain:
- Water, its quality, where it came from, who owned it, gray water recycling
- Building cell phone towers in the middle of housing developments and the effects of radio waves
- Land use and how to protect against development of our open spaces when the law that controls it expires. (Who knew it could expire?)
- Reports on ambulance response times
- Oversized vehicles parking all night
- Adequately reviewing the parking for a Farmers Market set to open in the area
And that was just one meeting. The chair ran a tight ship, courteous, listening to and acknowledging everyone’s comments. He was civil, which according to the Random House Webster’s Dictionary means:
- Of citizens
- Of the ordinary life of citizens
Like we’re all in this together so maybe we should just get along.
Two seats on the MAC will be up for election in November. In the past, I’d either checked off a random name I might have recognized or skipped the local section completely. Now that I know what MAC means, I’ll not only be watching the races at the national level, but reading what The Acorn and the Ventura County Star, our local weekly and daily newspapers respectively, have to say about the candidates.
So Henry, don’t take it personally. I haven’t really given up on geopolitics. The effects of American international relations, or lack thereof, are with me every time I get in the car. It’s just that your political theories are destroying my world. But we’ll always have Westwood.