1. As part of a city-wide belt-tightening, the City Council is looking to dramatically cut the funds dedicated to partial street reconstruction and major asphalt repairs. Still, somehow the city will only fall slightly short of its goal to have 87 percent of streets certified as “satisfactory” by 2010. So, apparently, instead of spending money on asphalt and concrete, they’ve diverted the money toward the hiring of some sort of magic street faeries. Either that, or no one is clear on the definition of “satisfactory.”
2. State District Judge Bruce Priddy just got served by the state bar with a three-month suspension from the practice of law for “professional misconduct.” Silver lining: he can still be a judge. Seems to me like that sort of creates automatic grounds for appeal in any of the cases he presides over, but it probably doesn’t. I’m sure someone will let me know in the comments, which, by the way, I’ve turned on.
3. Fire! Fire!