There’s a full docket of meetings next week at City Hall, so here’s a list of what’s up and why you should care.
I would love to see more people covering these meetings. If there is one thing I would like to show with this blog, it’s that citizens do care about the lesser-covered aspects of city government (the library and public works, especially) and that we as citizens should try to inform other citizens about what’s going on.
If you don’t have a blog, and you don’t care to have one, but you would like to go to a meeting and write a summary of what happened, email me and I’ll post it.
I’m also looking for someone who’d like to do some research into the Wheels-to-Water program. Send me a note if you’d like more details.
Monday, May 17
5:30pm — Worcester Conservation Commission Meeting, City Hall, Room 312.
Why should I care? Who knows? They haven’t posted the agenda yet.
6:00pm — City Council Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs Meeting, Levi Lincoln Chamber.
Why should I care? They will be discussing Ron Madnick’s petitions to have a Public Access forum at the start of every Council meeting and to allow the primary petitioner for any item before the city council to speak on his or her petition the day it appears on the agenda. This is important, folks. I will actually attend/liveblog this meeting, because it is that important. If you think the Council does not listen to enough regular folks, show your face at this meeting.
6:30pm — City Council Standing Committee Joint Public Works and Public Service and Transportation Meeting, Esther Howland Chamber.
Why should I care? They’re going to talk about CSX.
Tuesday, May 18
4:30pm — City Council Standing Committee on Public Works Meeting, Esther Howland Chamber.
Why should I care? There’s a petition to make part of Austin Street private, and they might discuss water and sewer rates.
5:00pm — Board of Library Directors Ad Hoc Committee on Personnel Meeting, Main Library.
Why should I care? They might be discussing the new head librarian candidates. (Also, I cannot attend this meeting, and wasn’t able to attend the last one, and I really think the library needs better coverage.)
5:30pm — City Council Standing Committee on Finance Meeting, Esther Howland Chamber.
Why should I care? They’re talking budget this week & next week. If you feel passionately about any aspect of the budget, or if you have unique insights, I’d like to hear about it.
Thursday, May 20
7:00pm — School Committee Meeting
Why should I care? Well, you know Tracy’s going to cover it well, but perhaps she might like a break…
7:00pm — Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, 50 Skyline Drive.
Why should I care? Maybe you can go and get some details about how Wheels-to-Water will work this year.