Up The Meeting Dosage

Aug 3, 2006 by

Alan’s Blogometer / The Night Out Against the Night Out Against Crime

This morning it bothers me. My email inbox has invitations, from different neighborhoods, to join them in the Night Out Against Crime. I must respond that I’m going to be at the UNOP meeting. This is the planning meeting where we will be able to hear presentations from the different planning firms. This meeting scheduled in conflict with National Night Out Against crime, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It is the only meeting. It is a difficult choice to make, and a crime that we are forced to make it.

This is one of the ways that disorganization and deliberately conflicting scheduling are impeding our rebuilding efforts. The UNOP meeting really had no excuses for its scheduling. After all the Night Out Against crime is well known, well in advance, and very much in people’s minds after the continuing escalation of violence. The number of murders this month is only slightly lower than las year at this time. Not bad unless you factor in the fact that we have only a small percentage of the original population back in Orleans Parish. Take that into account and it has doubled at least.

Just like the Mayoral race, we are given a catch 22. I raise my glass in Joseph Heller’s general direction.

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