Ever have one of those moments?

I've been having a lot of them lately, as I deal in various ways with the city.

I said a few months back to someone that this next election is going to change things - and that the current city council has absolutely no idea how badly it is shooting itself in the foot.

Between the budget, the sudden change of the Star back to RWB after allegedly it was turned white for Virginia Tech (not the 125th which would make sense.. leave it white all year for the entire celebration), the introduction of a fee for parking on the formerly free nights and weekends.

It's a train wreck of epic proportions, and it's on going.

The 125th Celebration, aside from being the least reported public screwing and betrayal going, is lackluster at best. The next event is in June, and has to do with emerging artists at the Main Library.

This is the best the city can do? Maybe they spent so much time on the logo for the 125th they ran out of ideas and capitol for the rest of the year.

I am at a loss folks.

And now, on top of all this - comes word that the big Roanoke sell-off might not be limited to Station 1 (in the future), but could encompass Buena Vista in Jackson Park, Old Fire station #6 in Southeast, and several other key structures the city wishes to divest itself from.

I think it's time to examine whats going on here, start asking the hard questions and looking deep for the answers.

Who is running our city, and how? And to what end?

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Voters of all ages- you thought Victory Stadium was bad? Wait till you see the next election cycle.

The Sentinel is watching, and waiting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait, hope they do!! Roanoke is buried in old brickpiles, and blighted industrial areas. Maybe a few well placed bulldozers can open up some space for some NEW BUSINESSES and growth, that seems to be happening all around us EXCEPT in Roanoke.