Mrs. Sommerer goes to Washington

March 20, 2012

Drawings, Uncategorized

…er, just city council.

Happy Birthday, Keren!!!!

There’s trouble a-brewin’ near the CDC! The police station is right across the alley from us, and there is talk of adding on to the north side of their building to move Parks and Recreation there. (Not the t.v. show, dang it, just regular people.)

One of the concerned neighbors contacted us asking if we would send a representative to speak at the council meeting. Our director was needed at Family Night, so I got to go! I took Lloyd along in case I passed out from fear, and he had the excellent suggestion of keeping track of how the police parking lot is used. Parking is already tight in our neighborhood, and I can’t imagine that if they take away a whole lane of parking spots, they could ever make it work.

I loved keeping track of the cars! Why can’t this be my job? I typed up my notes all official-like and took in a bunch of copies. Though it was nerve-wracking speaking in front of the council, it was exhilarating sharing the facts! The city administrator only had an ‘average’ count of cars in the lot, taken every couple of afternoons, but I had peaks and lows! Glorious, glorious facts! (It reminded me of our going-to-court days.)

I was all fact-righteous.

Anyway, the combined effort of the many neighbors did its job. The council is going to look into alternate places to put Parks & Rec – maybe Wednesday nights. Wait, that’s the show again, dang it.

Yes, good has been done here.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Mrs. Sommerer goes to Washington”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Any day the government is dissuaded from spending money is a good day. Good job, Mrs. Sommerer.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    You fought the law, and the law lost! You’ll have to write a new song!


  3. Brad Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Keren! I was just reading my daily “This Day in History”, and I see that it’s J.S. Bach’s birthday! Awesome!
    Other birtdays today:
    Gary Oldman -- 54
    Matthew Broderick -- 50
    (Bach would be 327 today if he was still living)


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren—-YOU.ARE.AMAZING!! Way to go! I’m honored to know you!

    I don’t think I could ever do that. When I just play bells at church I get crazy nervous. I know Brad thinks I’m ringing at the wrong time….but really it’s just my knees knocking.


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Way to “take care” of things, Mrs. Sommerer.


  6. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Follow Grandpa Ernie and run for Seward City Council.


  7. Cousin Sam Said on:

    Did anyone throw a shoe?
    Did anyone distribute shoes to be thrown?
    That one “person” with the arm looks like
    he/she/it may have thrown a shoe?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      We used to have a problem with shoe throwers (the problem largely disappeared in 1992), but since we’ve started holding the city council meetings in the steel cage, it has been less of an issue.


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