He paused, beer soaked brain cogs turning, before deciding to tell us a story: friend was into medical marijuana. I helped her quit, and I was really happy. But then she went back to it. This isn’t a surprise. In spite of the rhetoric of its men in government, the RSS has never been sold on the whole “market economy” idea. Still, it’s remarkably disappointing that the government seems willing to roll back some of its most substantial reforms to date because of the vocal opposition of the country’s most heavily subsidized and richest agricultural producers..
Out jumps a gentleman dressed as a Newport News police officer who locks his doors and proceeds to Buffalo Wild Wings. Upon reporting this to the JCC officer, he promptly rectified the situation and presented said offender with a ticket upon returning to his vehicle. Score one for the JCC police..
Highlights: The McGrath Group proposal for the East End (the Essen Haus properties) will be at Landmarks on Monday and Urban Design on Wednesday for informational presentations. Also Monday at Plan Commission is 929 E Washington. The glare study (a first apparently in a city land use application) has been completed and reviewed by UDC, there is a link below to the executive summary.
Next year two committees Transportation Policy and Planning Board and the Transportation Commission will replace four committees TPC, PBMVC, LRTPC, and Parking Council for People With Disabilities. WilMar’s application for CDBG funding to help purchase the parking lot and two items about Garver are other district topics on the Council agenda. There are no meetings held during the Jewish High Holidays, Sept 20 22, making this a short week..
My colleague in District 19, Alder Furman, has written an excellent and detailed post with links to additional information that I would encourage you to read here. My opinion on the merits of implementing this fee are similar to what he states. I would prefer a different, less regressive way to raise the needed revenues to cover our current and proposed services and I remain open to any ideas put forward that could help reduce the need for this fee, but am doubtful that we will find such a solution short of drastic cuts to the many services our residents expect..
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