Metro Drama

By Loudoun Insider

I’ve been super busy and unable to stay on top of the escalating Metro drama.  Leesburg Today lays out the craziness of last night’s meeting, which was supposed to be the final financing work session, but which of course never really got anywhere and they will need yet another. While I agree with the positions of Clarke, Higgins, and Reid, their last minute item is ridiculous, and I see no reason for yet another delay in the final vote (they want to push it to December).  Just vote it up or down (down, please).

Tonight is a public hearing.  I’m sure it is scintillating.

Discuss.


Comments

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Better extend the Metro out to Leesburg, then its magic powers can help out this faltering development:

    http://www.leesburgtoday.com/business/article_8233ef0a-bd41-11e1-9031-001a4bcf887a.html

    I bet a higher commercial tax will help out these struggling businesses as well!

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    I don’t keep current with Bacon, because when I did, it was the Risse show. Mr. “smart” growth who lives far from his job, but demands others live differently. As most seem to do in the “me and not thee” of that movement.

    I occasionally will read links, such as yours. It doesn’t make me want to start following again, but so what? No blog is the end all/be all.

    And again, what does this switch of focus (oh, that word!) to “roads BAD. BAD!” do to support the chant that Bad Metro is unnecessary because we really really support roads instead?

    To some people everything is bad. Fine, their prerogative.

    Oh, if we all just lived in the woods in our own permaculture, and never ever paid taxes! (with free wireless broadband that allowed us to telecommute to what pays the mortgage on the parcel)

  • Hillsboro says:

    I suspect we could hire Dr. Fuller to come up with a magically precise and impressive value for the economic return on providing heavily subsidized internet service for a very select few of us here in the west.

    Maybe two hot spots at $300 million. Everyone in the county would benefit of course, so everyone should contribute their share. Just two Starbucks a month!

  • Hillsboro says:

    Next Month’s headlines:

    CTB Announces $400 Million Loan to Build Stadium at Kincora

    Fuller Projects $950 Billion Economic Development if Metro Extended to Purcellville.

    Loudoun Announces $20 Million Strategic Marketing Partnership with Hounds. Agreement Will Keep Team In Loudoun For Six Months.

    Munsey Re-Appointed to Planning Commission. Bill Dean to Replace Her on Reform Committee

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    hillsboro, I was recalling the brief sidetrip by a very very prominent and “focused” blogger who supports the taxpig, when they wrote a post and a letter to the editor saying that we can’t possibly waste all that money on Metro, it isn’t Republican™, it isn’t conservative™, it isn’t RIGHT! BUT, if we’re really going to spend a lot of money let’s just do free wireless in the rural area so we can all telecommute!

    That disappeared pretty quickly, but it was funny at the time.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Who was that Barbara? Or would you rather not say…

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Look back through the LTEs, and a blog that isn’t linked here eb–you’ll find it.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Hmm…

    This Opt-out group should reconstitute their old Loudoun Environmental Council site to work against whatever Metro’s environmental downsides would be. They can even have a stream clean-up day.

    We really have seen the movie before…

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Actually eb, only one was with LEC, and they were the one that retroactively made everything LEC did an actual achievement of their preferred chairman candidate, since he had not been active in the county for 20-odd years.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I think I see a few more than one common member…

    http://biz.loudoun.gov/archives/37/Loudoun%20Opt%20Out%20About%20us.pdf

    And remember these good ol’ days:
    http://www.loudounprogress.org/?p=1206

    The TaxPig was even at the LEC gathering…

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    I mean real people, who spend time being vocally active.

    The pig was present, true.

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