Monday, January 07, 2008

At the Wall: More Shots at Elected Officials

New Wall Poster

The image above is the latest poster to appear on the Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall in the plaza outside the Carroll Street subway stop. It reaffirms why the wall has proven a valuable outlet for community sentiment, whether one agrees with opinions being expressed or not. In an era when so many people are slammed for being disengaged and disinterested in events and policy, the wall shows that people can be very engaged and find traditional, low-tech ways of communicating that don't have to involve wi fi and clicking. (This is not the first time it has been used to direct comments at elected officials, either.) Regardless we also got an email with a "New Year's Carroll Gardens School Report Card" for Council Member Bill de Blasio "from the Carroll Gardens (D.O.E.) Department Of Education 'Special Civics
Unit.'" Here it is:
School Year: 2007

Two Semesters "Helping Residents/Constituents with 360 Smith Street." Final Grade: "F"

Two Semesters "Carroll Street Subway Plaza Jurisdiction." Final Grade: "F"

Two Semesters "Carroll Gardens Wide Streets Legislation" Final Grade: "F"

Two Semesters "Moratorium Resolution" "INC" (incomplete)

Several Years in the Making: "Overdevelopment Issues in All of Carroll
Gardens (and far beyond) "F minus"

Recent Campaigning Elsewhere in the U.S.A. (outside of Brooklyn for Hillary) while ignoring urgent cries for help from Brooklyn residents: "A+"

RECOMMENDATIONS: Immediate Tutoring in All Subjects Above (Call Constituents for Help in each of these areas) and Summer School 2008 and 2009.
Seriously. Tell us how you really feel.

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