Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Apathy - I don't know and I don't care

The Treasure Island PTA has been struggling for several years to get more than a handful of parents involved.  

The story is the same on the Boards.  Finding enough residents to fill the boards has been an ongoing struggle for the village and most boards are now dormant.  

I am often approached by people asking me to represent an issue that concerns them and when I ask them why they don't bring it to the commission or the village manager, they turn away.  

Not this is not all the time and for every issue.  Since 2010, I have seen the residents turn out in droves to stop the strip club, a successful effort, and to support the PAL, which the chief ignored.  Just last month there was a huge turnout for the Crime Watch meeting.  

It's not apathy, far from it, but I don't understand why more people are not involved in education, recreation and other issues.   

I'd like to hear your thoughts.  I'm changing the comments policy to allow comments anonymously.  The last time I did that, I got inundated with obscenities from North Bay Island, but I feel like it's worth the risk.  

February 5, 2013  

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