Post by Mark McLaughlin on Jun 25, 2016 11:30:39 GMT -8
This subject will not die, with many people trying to shoot this down,still. The nice part is I really don't need this structure to do astronomy at the park. I can set up anywhere! And i plan on doing exactly that soon. When we get a nice break in the weather this coming week i plan on setting up at the park, just to see how many/few people i get out. Last time over 50 showed up for my unplanned session. Most of them found out reading here and then posting on Facebook,which i don't belong to. So if you would like to see Mars and Saturn at their best, along with anything else i can find, come on out! I am not trying to send any messages here to our city, they don't listen anyway. Mark Mc
Post by Mark McLaughlin on Jul 11, 2016 13:29:57 GMT -8
Geez, this gets evermore ridiculous everyday! Now the Habitat for Humanity people have backed away from the demolition of the observatory. A real hot potato! Just goes to show how self centered some are. City spends a half a million dollars on a skate park, 25 thou on a study for future water supply, and yet we have a crappy seniors center and homeless living all over the park. Not to mention the miles of asbestos pipes bringing water to our homes and the city replacing them over a 40 year time frame. Is no one in charge? Can no one take the lead? Council will pass all the oil change places and add more pawn shops and pizza joints, but does nothing to add real value to our infrastructure.
OK, so it was not the best place for an observatory. Maybe no permits were issued. And there may have been some minor problems. But for the love of god, can we not get beyond this? For those living here in Mission, get out and VOTE in the next local election. It is the only way something might get done. My four cents worth... MMC