Shirk – avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility)
The city of wildomar once again shirks its responsibility. Rather than behave as a proper city and fix a city problem, the city has once again turned to an NGO.
(A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level.)
On the evening of June 8, 2016 following a city council meeting, I spoke to the board of trustees of the Wildomar Cemetery District making the following the following statement.
At a recent event held on a Saturday in May at the Wildomar Cemetery it was noticed that access to the cemetery, other than climbing over the wall, was limited to one entry point on Gruwell. That entry point is 25 ½ inches wide. The minimum width required for wheelchair access is 32 inches for a standard wheelchair per ADA Access Guide. Let’s hope your wheelchair bound loved ones do not wish to visit the deceased on a weekend
These are from my notes of that evening.
The response to this by the Chair of the Board of Trustees was quite brusque, it was adamantly proclaimed there is no problem with access to the cemetery during non-business hours.
Following this shut down of the discussion
(as there is no discussion at a Cemetery District or city council meeting as members are prohibited by their own actions from addressing comments)
I gave the city time to announce a remedy to this situation by either an Request for Proposal or Request for Quote (RFP/RFQ) wherein the Wildomar Cemetery District would come up with a plan to remedy the access situation described above.
(I did not file a lawsuit)
On July 5, 2016 I posted on my blog Wildomar Connected @ http://www.wildomarconnected.com and on the Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch @ http://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar
An article entitled WILDOMAR CEMETERY NON-COMPLIANT
In it I showed photographic evidence, taken on July 4, 2016 (a holiday), of what I had described to the board of trustees of the Wildomar Cemetery District.
Lo and behold on July 8, 2016 the mayor of wildomar/chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Wildomar Cemetery District in another blog announced a solution to the access problem. It will become a “possible Girl Scout Gold Award project bringing it up to ADA standards”
That blog can be found @ http://wildomarrap.blogspot.com/ .
Credit where credit is due, this is a well written article.
This problem with access is clearly the responsibility of the Wildomar Cemetery District and in turn the city of wildomar and as such should be addressed by that entity and not pawned off to an NGO like this city is some third world country.
Scoutings Eagle and Gold Award projects are supposed to benefit the community not replace city public works.