Farmington Council Member McShane: 'Do Nothing is Not the Thing to Do'
Citing concerns about the deadly shooting in Connecticut, she suggests options to involve Farmington residents in a conversation about health and safety. Do you agree with her ideas?
Newtown CT may be 700 miles away from Farmington, but city council member JoAnne McShane is feeling the impact of a deadly shooting at an elementary school there that resulted in 27 deaths, including that of the gunman.
At the close of Monday's city council meeting, McShane made two suggestions:
- Adding a family health, welfare and safety component to the upcoming visioning process, "so residents can communicate what they'd like to see"
- Coming together with leaders of various Farmington and Farmington Hills groups to develop strategies that support citizens and ensure they get all the information they need to keep themselves safe
"I think to sit back and do nothing is not the thing to do," she said.
Take our poll or leave a comment and let us know what you think. Should our communities make special efforts in light of the Connecticut incident?
Once you've taken our poll, check out the events posted on today's calendar, plus events for which you'll have to register or buy tickets later in the week.
- Dubin Cleaners & Laundry Winter Warmth Campaign (all day)
- HealthQuest Helps HAVEN (all day)
- Twinkle Tours! at Sanctuary at Marian Oakland (9 a.m.)
- Farmington Rotary Lunch (11:45 a.m.)
- One Step Aweigh meetings (7 p.m.)
- Model Photography Shoot (Wednesday)
- Donating Blood, the Perfect Gift (Friday)
- Veteran's History Project (Friday)
- Farmington Players Holiday Musical Comedy: "The 1940s Radio Hour" (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)