The meeting did happen but not at 5 pm, rather at 7 pm. It was a last minute change of time that really stunk of political maneuvering so as soon as I heard about the change (at 4:45 pm), my daughter and I quickly printed up signs and posted them at the meeting place so others would also know. Several people were standing around wondering what the deal was when we arrived and let them know.
Somewhere between 100 and 150 people attended. There was coffee and cookies and CD copies of the 600 plus pages of documents that compromise the entire plan. I’ll be posting some of the stuff as time permits.
The public now has 30 days to somehow digest all those pages of information, decide which ones they oppose and make a formal declaration of their opinion. I am told written comments only will be accepted at the Cultural Center and forwarded on to the proper authorities. I don’t yet have first hand verification of this though.
More to come…
This double edged tidbit is just in from my friend Jan Pierre. I figure being called the “best” place to retire is almost a curse, sort of like being on the cover of Time magazine. Check out what Reuters has to say about retiring in Mexico.
First, I’ll post some things from last weekend’s El Grito, hopefully later today or tomorrow. But I thought you might like to know that the Festival del Pilar’s dates are October 10-14, 2007 with the coronation of the Queen on October 11. This is the big blowout party in Todos Santos. The zocalo is packed with vendors and midway rides and there is entertainment every night. This is a very Baja Mexico celebration, with plenty of dancing and music and beer. It’s a lot of fun!
This is the time of year when we face our greatest continuous threat from tropical storms and hurricanes. So it isn’t surprising to see another one form and potentially come our way. TS Ivo’s direction for the next couple of days is fairly established but after that the experts say most anything could happen. It could swerve south of Los Cabos, or go way north of Todos Santos, or it could nail Todos Santos directly. The ocean here is still cool so all the forecasts agree that should the Ivo come our way, he would more than likely be a tropical storm. However, the direction of his approach means Todos Santos would be exposed to much greater wind (and for a longer period of time) than was the case with Henriette. From our friends at NOAA (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/):