Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Scoop! Council Takes Bold Stand on Controversial Issue

On Tuesday night, the Alameda City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of Alameda's children. Councilman Matt Francagarsi introduced the item as a response to recent budget discussions in Sacramento, which the councilman says are "not good."

"It's time for the city of Alameda to stand up and say, 'We love our kids!'" Said Francagarsi, "If we don't do this now, people may wonder what we thought about children in general and the especially unique children in Alameda."

The resolution reads as follows:

            THE CHILDREN

            WHEREAS, I believe the children are our future; and

            WHEREAS, we should teach them well and let them lead the way; and

            WHEREAS, we should show them all the beauty they possess inside; and

            WHEREAS, we should give them a sense of pride to make it easier; and

            WHEREAS, we should let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Alameda believes that learning to love yourself…it is the greatest love of all.

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The resolution enacts no laws nor allocates any funding to child-related services; however it will look absolutely fabulous in an oak frame on an office wall. Community activist and political commentator Former City Council Candidate spoke in favor of the bill, saying that it's more than just a pretty picture on a wall: It could also be used as a postcard that can be handed out to remind people that in Alameda, "we care about kids, not like those heartless bastards in Hayward."

The Alameda Daily Noose and I leave you with our exclusive footage of Councilman Francagarsi reading his resolution at last night's meeting:

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