Green is good, except when it's not
You have to love the irony of life in Oshkosh these days.
I write this as a backhoe and dump truck are starting to work their way through the neighborhood, tearing up grass to be replaced with heat-trapping, impermeable concrete.
The River Mill Road sidewalk work began in earnest yesterday, the same day that Frank Tower and Tony Palmeri were touting their devotion to the environment in the context of a new city policy that enshrines environmentally correct practices.
Don't you just love this quote from Palmeri:
Councilor Tony Palmeri said the document forces the government to think of the environmental consequences of public policy.
"It will force us to take on green policies that will not only save money but are also popular with citizens," he said.
It makes you wonder what the words "green policies," "save money" and "popular with citizens" mean to him.
It's convenient for politicians to have these pseudo-events that they can use to divert attention from their actual actions.