Really? The Mayor spent thousands of dollars for the fire department to provide escorts (firefighters) for each resident to enter their unit and retrieve their articles within a given time frame.Typical double talk in Fitchburg! One way for the citizens and another for the connected.
Citizens must follow all the laws he connected is exempt. If this continues I bet voting could get down to 5%.
Mayor Wong has dropped the ball on leadership at crucial points. This fire, the Longsjo race and on accountability of city employees.
Now I have never seen that happen with other fires in multi-family buildings. Why did these residents get special treatment?
As for the Longsjo race it went on as usual. I talked to the cyclists and the race will never be considered a major race anymore because communities on the West Coast have long stretches of canyon coastline roads that are better suited for racing.
Going around in a small circle for a bike race is now antiquated in the road racing cycling world. The Longsjo race was originally started and intended for local amateur wannabe cycling residents for local fun.
For a period it became a professional event but as bicycles evolved and distance and speeds increased it is not safe for the riders. It will never be the "Tour de Fitchburg".
The problem is many residents have never attended a professional cycling event on the West Coast or Upstate NY so they will never understand.