Commentary: MAC Agenda March 13, 2017
Local MAC area appointed representatives need to be more proactive about ferreting out the needs and ups and downs of each local area they represent.
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County Fire, CAL Fire, CHP, County Sheriff, etc. are doing their jobs keeping order, protecting and serving Morongo Basin residents.
They keep us informed each month at the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meetings. FWIW, FAQ on the county MAC homepage contains a plethora of useful information.
Our areas of Pioneertown, Yucca Mesa, Landers, Joshua Tree, Flamingo Heights, Desert Heights, Wonder Valley, Morongo Valley, and Copper Mountain Mesa all have one locally appointed representatives on the local MAC Council. That is to say, people who actually live in these outback areas.
My research (and previous CT posting) have shown that appointed MAC members in the area in which you live are the “eyes and ears” for Supervisor James Ramos. They are all, I’m sure, dedicated people concerned about the Morongo Basin and Morongo Valley.
But what are they doing besides going to meetings and hearing county reports? They need to do their job better and cease acting like important bureaucrats. They need to represent our needs, concerns, problems or provide a thank you to the county as necessary.
Speaking of thank you, the county’s is now doing taxes for people. Wow. Thanks to our supervisors for that. For more info, this Cactus Thorns Link titled County Providing Free Tax Prep
I quit going to the meetings because in my opinion they all could do a better job for us and our respective communities. They all need think about actually acting as the “eyes and ears” for our supervisor. They need to do better ferreting out the needs and ups and downs of the each local area they represent.
I haven’t heard of any local appointed representative getting out there in their community, meeting with the locals they serve. Why cannot local reps schedule local informal quarterly community meetings in their area with the people who live in Wonder Valley, Desert Heights, Pioneer Town, Landers, Monrongo Valley, et cetera? And then take it back to the MAC meetings. I haven’t ever heard from my representative in the area in which I reside.
Could the appointed reps consider discussing how they can better accomplish the duty of serving outback areas as the “eyes and ears” of Supervisor Ramos for all of our collective concerns?
Thanks for your indulgence. Comments welcome.
MAC Agenda March 13, 2017