WHAT'S UP THE PIKE: Pedestrian hit on University Boulevard; Park and Planning wants to talk aesthetics; College acceptance made easy at Springbrook High.
I apologize for any offense caused by this post. Please check out this apology and this interview with Don Praisner, Marilyn's widower.
County Executive Ike Leggett's eagerly finding as many things as possible to name after Marilyn Praisner, who passed away seven weeks ago. This week, he and Council President Mike Knapp decided to rename the County's Exceptional Service Award, given to government employees who show "exemplary support of County program," for the four-term councilmember. The new "Marilyn J. Praisner Exceptional Service Award" will join the Marilyn J. Praisner Library and Marilyn J. Praisner Recreation Center, which were re-named barely two weeks after her passing.
Which makes me wonder: will Praisner become the new Ronald Reagan, who became the namesake of everything from high schools to aircraft carriers both before and after his death in 2004? The County Executive wants to preserve her legacy - he even wants to see her widowed husband take her place on the Council - but could MoCo become Praisner'd out?
Just a thought. I'll see you back in East County next week!