A couple of interesting agenda items from the upcoming seedy council meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20th, 2012.
1. Discussion with possible action to create an ambassador/greeter program to welcome guest at special City events. (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Cynthia Liendo Espinoza and Council Member Juan Narvaez)
This should be good news for area photographers. Apparently, our illustrious mayor wants a welcoming committee of sorts to ham it up for the cameras even more than they already do. I wonder how the mayor will figure in this proposal. Will he be the ambassador or the greeter? If he is the ambassador, will he get to pick the greeters for each event? Wow, hard work indeed. As you can see, they're earning their keep at city hall.
2. Discussion with possible action to establish a partnership with the private sector and the business community to embark on a training program to enhance customer service in our City. (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Cynthia Liendo Espinoza and Council Member Juan Narvaez)
For starters, it would be nice for the clerk behind the counter to at least say"thank you" once in while- even if they don't really mean it. Perhaps if they weren't constantly facing those long lines of customers and lottery ticket buyers, and if they were making more than minimum wage, they'd smile a bit more. One has to wonder, who's going to determine what good customer service looks like?