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Here’s The Scoop…2009…It’s Not Too Late…To Get It Right…

IT’S NOT TOO LATE…TO GET IT RIGHT……

Ahhh…the feeling of  hope…the dawn of the new year just around the corner…within your reach…all the signs are there…the newspaper/magazine…media driven countdowns…the flashbacks…the best/worst lists…highlights…low points…..funny observations…poignant stories of meaty life altering experiences…with the obligatory vows of resolutions…both personal and commercial….where no matter what your age…as we face this year’s 12th month…..31st day… you are free to afford  yourself to give in to flights of fancy…possibilities…of better times to come…after this old year has finally  been put to bed……… It’s this kind of universal…year-end  “frame of mind”  that makes us all get out of bed in the morning….and put one foot in front of the other without benefit of Prozac…

So, now fully immersed in this “Zen” frame of mind……pre-countdown to New Years Eve…and that glittery silver ball…coming down as the clock strikes 12…. standing in a crowd…in Time Square or Pelican Square….right here in LBTS….( 5 PM- 2 AM)….there will be that glimmer hope…… the outside chance…to realize the way things ought to be…in 2009…

A town where points of view are welcomed… history is important…and consensus is the name of the game…

Where a round table is used regularly to clear the air… cut down on the Commission meeting times…opening up the communication…with dialog and respect…enacting what works for the “best” commissions around…

In which the Government is run accordingly…with Commissioners on top ….fully prepared to give direction……and the Town Manager is respectfully alongside the Town Attorney just beneath….with her top-notch personnel fully qualified…offering transparency …….accountability……public access….without question…

Where oversight is looked upon as a  positive “checks and balances” procedure…to assure the very best…in public safety…that makes referendums for lifetime contracts an unnecessary act…..

With new Master Plans…Comprehensive Plans…that are a compilation of what was done before…resulting from a room full of those residents who already put in their 2 cents…standing alongside the concerned citizens who want to put their toe in…for the very first time…coming up with a way to move forward…with the best they have to offer…for “planned” development…that does us all proud…

No more land/ building  acquisitions…done without a vote of the people…

Working with the residents…to come up with ways to find some middle ground with their property…respecting their way of life and what is “required”  in the town  code….no “gotchas”…people first….should be the motto…yep….people first…

Working with the business/ hotel & motel owners …….along with the Chamber of Commerce……welcoming open communication for what they bring to this town…for making LBTS what it is …a tourist destination…in order to keep it ever thus…

New blood….new ideas….new people getting involved…not beholden to one faction or the other…stepping forward…taking a seat in the hall…for the workshops…the meetings……all the while doing their homework and getting prepared to throw their hat in the ring…for the open Commission seats….. coming in March 2010….

A dream…perhaps….

High hopes…for sure….

Possible…you bet….

In this last year…(Jan. 30th is the BCbythesea 1 year mark)…much has been covered….and in the coming new year…..the posting will continue …

What will be the scope…what will be the feel…depends solely on……the actions/ non-actions/ reactions….of our elected officials…….our town administration…and the “players”….

Some definite improvements on this site…due to “growing pains”…which will allow me to extend coverage/points of interest…..outside of the Town limits……

So, while this writer is “at the mercy” of my “Tech Guy”…hopefully it will not be much longer…and will be well worth the wait…

A big  thanks to the faithful readers I see most everyday…. and those from far and wide….(an added bonus of the internet that’s so amazing to behold and participate in…….an unexpected “perk”)……

Happy New Year…..Faithful Readers……

In 2009….more to come….

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