City Council prez Doug Shields is speaking out on the dwindling number of crossing guards in the city, and cites his own volunteer duty as a crossing guard:
Mr. Shields said he has been helping children cross streets at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Hazelwood for several weeks.
The city budget calls for 159 of the brightly clad public safety workers, and next year’s proposed spending plan, approved by state overseers on Friday, includes funding for 132.
“I’m very concerned, within our budget, about that number going down to 132,” he told council. “Is that enough?”
1. Not that him serving as a crossing guard isn’t a nice thing to do or anything, but can I just tell you how tempted I am to drive over to Glenwood Avenue some morning, snap a photo of Doug Shields in a suit and tie with an orange reflector vest, holding a short stop sign, just so I can post it on the blog? Bad, PittGirl! Bad!
2. Sounds like Doug needs to call the Ravenstahl Response Line and get himself a complaint number.
3. I was going to post a picture of Doug Shields’ head on a crossing guard’s body, but seriously, that guy up there is sixty bajillion times more awesome.