Friday, January 25, 2008
Stood Up by the City of Pomona
Last Tuesday, I was assured by Melissa in the Pomona City Manager's office that my message had been forwarded to Tom Taylor, Park Operations Supervisor with the City of Pomona. Melissa, by the way, seemed really with it and I liked her. I followed that up with a phone message to Tom Taylor's voice mail, making sure he knew the parkway I was talking about and leaving my name and number. It's now been one week and a few days later, and I have heard squat from Tom Taylor or anyone else from the City about this issue. I put in another message to him yesterday.
I am posting this on here not to be mean and crabby, but because it makes me wonder if herein lies part of the problem with Pomona's beautification struggles. Makes me wonder how many others have called before with requests or ideas and been blown off, or at least been made to feel like they weren't important enough to warrant the typical (and professional) next-business-day callback.
In general, I hate to receive the "It's only Pomona" treatment. I expect the Pomona treatment from certain Claremont types, but it's really sad when it comes from "in house." As I have said before, Pomona's worst enemy is Pomona. The good news is that this is something we have control over that we can actually work to change.
The bad news is that the dirt parkway is, well, still dirt.