The Glee of Snow Days & Camera Monies
Well the excitement from QCA children on today’s snow day can only be equaled by the glee from Davenport City Hall and the new found $700,000 generated from the enforcement cameras.
Remember how happy you were as a kid, when you looked at the window and saw snow. Remember running to the TV or turning on the radio and hoping the news of no school. As a matter of fact, I believe in this global warming stuff. And kids today don’t have the winters we older folks enjoyed. I guarantee you, as kids, we never had “a two hour delay”. If it snowed, it snowed. Heck, Davenport didn’t even plow city streets unless it snowed at least 4 inches….
As a matter of fact, I also believe in the concept of law enforcement through technology. While I am surprised at the level of income generated, I believe it’s politically smart for these aldermen to get ahead of this and ensure all the monies goes back into police enforcement. I am aware of a petition going around town, seeking the removal of these cameras. I also understand Lynn and Ald. Shawn are trying to walk a fine line here (note the lack of any comment from the two) in terms of their position of the darn things.
But let’s not worry about all of this today. Today is a day of happiness for local children and Davenport politicians. And in the wisdom of our local Police Chief Mike Bladel, “The important thing is there are no taxpayer dollars in these proposals”.
Happy Snow Day…