Winter Storm needs a name. How about Leonard

January 28, 2014

We’ve had Ivan, Katrina, Opal and Sandy. This Sleet-apocalypse needs a name. Might we suggest Leonard?

Of course, we need to hire a consultant to research this further…maybe there’s already at study on this that is sitting on a shelf somewhere in city hall.

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  • A Citizen January 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    The Mayor issued an informal proposal to get bids, but the City Council rejected it as a deficient process. A few Council members complained that the process should allow for public input, given the significant impact this event will have on the community (at least that is the prediction; we’ll see if it trully will have such a big impact). The majority of the Council, however, downplayed this problem, as public input was never considered essential for making big decisions. The rejection seems to have been based primarily on the fact that only some major national corporations with odd schedules received the notice from the Mayor, while local businesses have been mostly left out. Therefore, the City Council decided to shelve the issue for now and bring it up again for discussion in two months. Some critics say that it will be too late, as the storm will have long passed by then, but the Council strongly refuted the criticism. One Councilmember said: “We want to be thorough and not make any hasty decisions that we’ll later regret.” Another provided more specifics: “Some bidders complained that they weren’t given enough time to prepare their bids, and the Council agreed with them. Putting together three Powerpoint slides is not something you do overnight. We want a level playing field, where everyone has the chance to find cutouts from obscure Texas newspapers they can insert in their bids to highlight their strengths. If we allow them more time, we will get stronger bids, and the whole community will be better off for it.”

  • Dale Parker January 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    No Rick, they would simply pay 100’s of dollars for research and consulting and like the CMPA they would go with the last place name.

    I think “Frosty” is a fitting name.

  • jeeperman January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

    And it is a municipal sin to use one already paid for.

  • dot January 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    nope, the RFP for that study hasn’t been issued yet.