The Twentynine Palms City Council celebrated completion of the National Park Drive Improvement Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Everybody who is anybody was there. The “in crowd” will be there; Chamber folks too; wordsmith Cynithia Truitt, Executive Director of the 29 Chamber, greeting and cheer leading the crowd was on board; thespians from the little city theater were aboard the fun wagon; and, of course the main event, the dim stars on the council celebrated the joyous event. It was nirvana for all that attended.
They were all back slapping, shaking hands and exchanging accolades for a road paved with gold bricks.
The enormously costly and beatific expressway is a fast-track route to the casino and the National Park Headquarters.
And after much roadwork and beautification on the road, the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies were a big smash.
The new life-like sculpture of a prospector and his jackass are peachy and artsy. That got a lot of ooh and aahs.
But where is the understanding on the council how to improve the quality of life for 29 Palms residents?
Why is the council continuing to play games with public safety?
Why are they still dilly-dallying around on meeting with the TPWD to discuss fire department issues and the lack of public safety?
Lets give the city council a performance evaluation of generally “poor” and specifically “gross negligence.”