Good and bad news this week.
The good one is that after having such a great time editing this blog, especially on the topic of the local dialect, I have decided to register the domain “lanofrai.com.br” which is now the official address of the blog.
On the other hand, the bad news is about my sincere disappointment to some of the leaders of the city. Well, I try to avoid as much as possible to talk about politics, but this topic would sooner or later come up to the fore. On the 26th of September 2011, the majority of the city councilman (Gabriel Fantin, João Avaldi de Oliveira, João Albino de Barros, Gerson de Matia, e Juliano Cesar Costa) has decided, against the population will, to unnecessarily increased number of seats in the city hall. Hence, increasing the city’s administrative costs and increasing the overall tax burden which is already extraordinary in Brazil.
This act is like a stone into the pride of Fraiburgo’s citizens that work so hard to get things done despite all difficulties. What makes me really sad about is the their public demonstration of egoism in a country which has so much to do and to develop. We don’t need more people in there, we need those in charge to work properly and that’s it. What hurts the most is not to see honest, intelligent and dreamer altruists like for instance Edir Prestes Valin who was an example of good, sober and hands on city administration as the books portray. Fraiburgo is place to be discovered, bad things happen be we will keep fighting for the best and keep it visible and international. Politics is not a nice topic but it shapes culture. I am looking forward to write something good about it in the future.