Without benefit of the engineers’ logical explanation of changing Rose Street to two primary lanes with a turn lane in the middle, my preconceived, uninformed response was to leave it four lanes.
But our City Council listened to and voted for the health and safety of drivers.
Fortunately for me, I was educated at the City Council meeting and changed my preconceived notions.
Citizen input from people not educated at that decisive meeting now have persuaded Council members to leave Rose Street four lanes.
And now for the rest of the story.
A Lincoln High School teacher, the imaginative Jeremy Gradwhol, and his determined, hard striving students are willing to provide a way to bring digital communications for Council meetings as a public service.
The public would be able to view, as well as hear what happens at the Council meetings.
Plus, travel time will be saved, consultants can teleconference as can Council members having commitments out of town.
These proven, capable students will have career-building, hands-on experience. Gratitude goes to the people who put in place the means to preserve video footage that helped locate the Boston Marathon bombers.
Who knows what these kids will go on to achieve in life but shame on us if we don’t take advantage of the opportunity we have before us.
Camera fright, get over it. Video is accurate, honest and wins over mistaken human memory every time.
Lincoln students decided it would take extra learning efforts to overcome the challenging hurdles in their lives.
Jeremy’s after hours LIFT program has proved to be the creative winds of innovation beneath their wings. This new videography program is one more valuable LIFT up.