Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What the near future looks like...

Had about three power outages at my house this morning. The longest was a little over an hour and from what I have heard, other parts of the city were out much longer. Along those lines, a friend sent me a couple of links on "pre-paid" electric meters - this is something Commissioner Golden thinks is the next best thing. This may be part of a Community Development Block Grant funded pilot project in Lake Worth - here are some links to check out about this rather new technology. Click here and here. They are being touted as helping with energy conservation - but there are drawbacks - including functions that would limit the amount of energy use per day if you exceed a certain limit, etc. Another tentacle of Big Brother, perhaps.

Also, I am taking time out of my day to go to the City Commission "work session" meeting today. This is another in the recent trend of meetings that are being held during the middle of day, this one at 1 p.m. in the City Hall conference room with the City Commission - topics to include the Reverse Osmosis plant, the Casino building, the budget and City Attorney recruitment. I'm not sure I can stay for the entire meeting, but we will see.

In the meantime, I leave you with this: