While we’re worrying about who’s meeting at the library…

…I would like to note that the Larouche PAC will be meeting at the library on Tuesday, July 26.

No news yet on whether there will be singing:

(Serious question: why is there no Wikipedia entry for “Larouchian polyphony”?)

Now, I find the Larouche movement to be misguided and misleading at best and cultlike at worst (not to mention their posters make my skin crawl), but as there are other political groups that periodically meet at the library (Democratic City Committee among others), I don’t see how you can exclude the Obama-with-Hitler-mustache-ites.

I’m interested to see who might protest the Larouche PAC, though.  (More in a theoretical sense.  Please don’t protest them.  I hate having to run the gauntlet while returning materials.)

On a same-but-different note, if you haven’t seen Louis Theroux’s documentary Louis and the Nazis, it’s well worth a (very long) watch:

Worcester Transportation Hearing

The Telegram reports that there will be a meeting tomorrow morning at 10:30am at the Worcester Public Library for MassDOT to inform state legislators about various local transportation projects, including the Kenneth Burns Bridge, as well as commuter rail woes.

It’s open to the public but not to public comment.

I won’t be there (because this blog is not my full-time job) but I’d appreciate notes from anyone who does attend.  (Can you feel how much I’m trying to keep my comments on this subject impartial?  Let’s hope sanity prevails…)

Citizen Advisory Council meeting tonight

The CAC is having a business meeting tonight.  Up on the agenda:

Outreach ideas:

a. Crime Watch meetings
b. Enhance electronic media (facebook)
c. Clarify application process with media
d. List of boards difficult to fill
e. Chairperson meetings
f. Review CAC interview process – Applicants speak or CAC pose questions
g. Encourage City employees to apply for advisory boards

If this is something that interests you and to which you might want to contribute ideas, head over to Room 100 of City Hall tonight at 6 pm.

The WRRB recently put out a report that discussed, among other things, citizen involvement.  It has a great chart that shows vacancies and applications for boards and commissions for the past five years, by district.  2006 seemed to be a banner year for applications (with 97 people applying for 38 vacancies), so I’d be interested to see if there was a reason for so many people to apply that year.