Aaah... the smell of February is in the air. While some people are glued to their T.V. sets on Tuesday evenings, watching American Idol, the Troutdale City Council begins its annual goal setting session tonight. (Click HERE for the current City Council goals).
Most of the goals begin with wonderful, lofty terms like "Pursue", "Evaluate", "Explore", "Review", "Assist", "Cooperate with". Actually, this is great. Because no matter what happens, the City Council can make a good case that its goals were accomplished.
They aren't my idea of what goals should be... measurable, specific, etc. But hey, I'm a team player. Who am I to judge what the will of the City Council should be?
Next Tuesday, while the rest of you are enjoying chocolates, bon bons, and candlelight dinners with your significant others on Valentine's Day, the Troutdale City Council will be slogging through a meeting agenda with EIGHT agenda items, plus the Mayor's State of the City address.
We're going to deal with romantic subjects such as resolutions regarding solid waste collection fees, accepting assets into the City's fixed asset system, and intergovernmental agreements. We will also be discussing and voting on ordinances regarding Troutdale's urban renewal plan. and changes to the transient lodging tax.
I predict next week's meeting ends well after midnight. Happy Valentine's day, honey.