Joe Doakes of Como Park writes about New York City’s recent decision to stop using city resources to look for lost pets:
It’s sad the City won’t look for lost pets. We lost a cat once and thinking someone may have turned him in, I searched everywhere, for days, visited shelters and even put up posters, without success. Heartbreaking.
So why is New York City being so cruel, so heartless, so cold – does the city government hate kittens and want them to DIE DIE DIE?
Or is this how it looks when actual leadership makes real world budget decisions in a day of declining revenues? Is this what the word “prioritize” means?
Yes, it’s sad lost pets stay lost; but unless you can convince everybody in town to pony up more money for pet searches instead of, say pothole repair, that’s reality. That’s a decision real leadership must make.
Wonder what city services would look like if St. Paul had any leadership?
I’m going to have to try that next time Saint Paul releases a budget; post it, and then throw it open to the audience to see what we cut.
Can’t be any worse than what we have in Saint Paul now.