GRANOLAPARK • BY GILBERT
This is a crucial time.
This very moment events are unfolding nationwide and perhaps worldwide that will answer – in September – the vital question.
Is the new Takoma Park city council as nerdy as the old one?
Four of the seven council are new since their last summer recess. Will the new majority follow in their predecessor’s flip-flop sandals? Will they continue to play the role of Embarrassing Parents to the city’s Teenager?
Will they, in other words, spend their vacations wandering the city halls and public works departments of their holiday-destination cities, shop-talking with contemporaries, swapping city code tips, stopping their cars in the middle of traffic so they can get out and measure speed hump heights. Writing it all down, of course, for their what-nerdy-thing-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation report at the first city council fall meeting.
And – letting everybody in earshot know they are a CITY COUNCILMEMBER from TAKOMA PARK, MD!
Mom, Dad, you’re EM-BARRASSING us! Can’t you just go to the beeeeeeeeeech? OHmygawd.
But, maybe this new batch of city councilmembers will be of a different type – one that actually vacations, leaving their city governerdiness behind. This hope sustains us.
Meanwhile, through August, as we all practice our cringing, Your Gilbert will be catching you Dear Readers up with the end of the council’s summer session. We will also be taking the mainstream media to task for recent outrages against our dear city. Stay tuned!