Commissioner Cook's Remarks: Dennis Ross, Pacheco Ross Architects, said in an article ironically, sometimes opening a new fire station is an opportunity for political recognition. “At virtually every ceremony, public officials from local to state or even the federal level come to speak about the project that they had absolutely nothing to do with,” said Ross.
OK – that’s me.
This was the first ESD to invite me to a meeting after my election and they even had a meal to share. It was at this meeting that the plans for the grand facility were unveiled by the architect.
Two years have rushed by.
This week’s been filled with 12 and 14 hr days for me and it’s only Thursday –
For those of us in public service that it is what we signed up for.
I was watching Austin City Limits as I completed yesterday’s work on my computer, so borrowing the wise words of John Prine,
“But fortunately, I had the key to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don’t cost very much but it lasts a long while
Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone,
I know I’m just trying to have me some fun.”
Some fire districts prefer the traditional rolling of the fire engine into the station, the same way they would have rolled the hose cart back into the station in the old days. This team selected this for the opening of this station #3.
Let’s do this!