Today’s news … Thursday, September 1, 2016

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.”
  • 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.
  • So, on this first day of September a gentle rain has welcomed daybreak.

SSB Headerhappened onto this site named Sweet September.


    • I just LOVE when people say things like this but don’t have the balls to say WHO the people will be. Are you afraid Dr.Oz that you may be wrong? C’mon tell us who the Market Manager will be and who the board members will be. Otherwise maybe you should not comment at all! Or lose the Dr. in your name because you’re not as smart as you want people to think you are.

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