Koyaanisqatsi – went to a public meeting in an insane asylum yesterday… yes, that chain-link fence is still around the plaza

24 Feb

Well, I went to that Finance Committee meeting Downtown yesterday. It was very strange – I haven’t been to a meeting in about two years, coming up this March. In fact, I haven’t really gone out much at all, making grocery or hardware store runs when necessary, but staying home most of the time. I do almost all my non-food shopping online now, every day stuff like deodorant and shampoo, other household items. My husband and I also drive out to other towns to shop – towns where we don’t have to worry about our car being broken into, where we don’t have to pay increased sales tax to support stuff like skating rinks and warming tents.

My life has changed dramatically, but it wasn’t COVID, it was the shut-down.

And COVID isn’t what has kept me out of Downtown Chico. Wow, yesterday was like walking in an insane asylum at the dump. I took a picture of the rambling hobo camp at City Hall – there was a tent with a big sign on it – “Ur mom should of swallowed u... ”

This is what you encounter if you try to attend a meeting Downtown these days.

I stared at that sign as I waited for my husband to pick me up after the meeting – no, I don’t ride my bike in town anymore, there’s no secure place to leave it, even locked up.

Ironically, I went to the Butte County Dump later yesterday, and it was a lot cleaner, a lot more organized, and I felt a lot safer. As I stood on the curb outside city hall, I heard cursing and threatening coming from the tents. A woman took her little dog and walked up the steps to the entrance of City Hall, let it poop on the sidewalk, and wandered off.

The cement outside the building is littered with trash and stains, the grass around the building is trampled, the shrubberies beaten and splattered with trash. The lobby is dirty and dingy, a disgusting and suspicous stain right in the middle of the rug – this was the site of a nearly $400,000 remodel just four years ago.

Look at the photos I posted – the rug is now stained, the walls are bare of any artwork, the lobby looks shabbier than it did before the $345,000 remodel.

That’s why I was there, because for years I’ve watched the city of Chico, under various elected councils, spend our money like they printed it in the basement. But I have a long day ahead of me, so I’ll leave you there, and I’ll be back tomorrow to tell you about the meeting.

Next time, on “This Old Lady Goes to Town...”

2 Responses to “Koyaanisqatsi – went to a public meeting in an insane asylum yesterday… yes, that chain-link fence is still around the plaza”

  1. bob February 24, 2022 at 7:10 am #

    This city council is full of idiots. They are running this corrupt little city into the ground.

    Orme must be fired immediately. Instead the idiots on the city council are constantly praising him and increasing his compensation. (And that happened also when the “progressives” were running things.) The only thing the idiots on the council and Orme are qualified to do is lose money running ice skating rinks and destroying cities.

    I can’t believe the people of this city tolerate this! And will they be stupid enough to pass that sales tax increase giving these idiots more of their money? If they do they are even more stupid than the city council!


  2. bob February 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

    If the Democrats in the state legislature have their way you will need to get the “vaccines” in order to make a living. (See AB 1993 by the evil Buffy Jo Wicks.)

    But how do they square this circle?


    The “vaccines” are worse than useless. And the Democrats are either stupid or evil or both demanding everyone must get them.

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