Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson
Another quote for today … “What is wrong with that picture? I think, and many more cases like the one immediately above tell me, that it is not a fair justice system but one for the politically connected — or the money-connected.” – Letter to the editor questioning unequal treatment in the courts in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
- Another letter writer closed his comments about Pennsylvania’s property tax inequity with this, “We need political leaders who care about more people than just themselves.”
- Well, that municipality has one! “Harrisburg’s use-of-force policy bans several controversial police techniques.” [NOTE: Interestingly, the publication had to submit a right-to-know request to access it.]
- Most times it takes a tragedy (e.g., Baltimore, Ferguson, etc.) to find out the police department has no continuum of force policy or it’s blatantly ignored. See this June, 2011 Columbia news, views & reviews post: Report: Police can do better with “de-escalation” – “Most law enforcement agencies have policies that guide their use of force. These policies describe an escalating series of actions an officer may take to resolve a situation. This continuum generally has many levels, and officers are instructed to respond with a level of force appropriate to the situation at hand, acknowledging that the officer may move from one part of the continuum to another in a matter of seconds.” – National Institute of Justice
- A legal notice “amending Chapter 181- Solid Waste of the Code of the Borough of Columbia to add provisions for appeals” appears in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster and at Lancaster Online. BUT NOT AT THE BOROUGH’S WEBSITE WHERE IT WOULD EXPAND COMMUNICATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND COST VIRTUALLY NOTHING. Go figure!
- Today’s the response date for the Requests for Proposal for Consultant Market House Manager –Market House RFP! that more a job description than an RFP for an independent contractor.
- These Farmer’s Market Manager RFPs for municipally-owned markets are not job descriptions – RFPs define scope of work – there is no direct supervision; on the other hand, employees report to a supervisor. RFP A – RFP B.
- Harley to hack jobs – FOX43-TV
- So, on this first day of September a gentle rain has welcomed daybreak.
happened onto this site named Sweet September.