Something missed
On Tuesday, July 17, a reporter for the Daily Press missed a very important and meaningful message that was given by Mayor Rita Vogler during her "State of the City Address." After an excellent and very informative video was shown, explaining the city's plans regarding the continued growth of Hesperia, Mayor Vogler then answered a handful of questions from the audience. In response to a question related to increase gang activity, the mayor very wisely reminded the audience that it's the responsibility of ALL Hesperians to take active rolls within their own neighborhoods, to curb acts of graffiti and other gang activities, by working responsibility with law enforcement authorities. She also correctly stated that the City of Hesperia cannot always be expected to immediately handle each and every problem that arises and that the citizens of Hesperia need to take a more active roll in defending their neighborhoods by sometimes taking note and confronting issues as they pop up.

Mayor Vogler then went on to describe an incident in which she personally had been forced to listen to exceedingly loud music that was coming from a vehicle parked next to her office, then finally decided that she'd "had enough" and went outside to tell the vehicle's owner to lower the volume.

Her demonstration of personal community involvement was RIGHT ON! As a society, we've become lethargic, lazy, complacent and overly timid when it comes to our duty as lawful citizens, to speak up when laws are broken and common decency isn't respected or practiced within our community.

Mayor Vogler, thank you for the loud and clear "WAKE UP CALL." We should all have the courage to follow your example.