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Re: “Raleigh City Council fights over Lightner Public Safety Center


I didn't mean to suggest that it would have been an easy thing to have opposed this project earlier, only that Raleigh voters want their council people to show more courage. No matter what one's opinion of Meeker is and regardless of whether this whole process was shepherded through by him in maybe a less than completely open manner, he is still the mayor and it looks to me as if he were blindsided. As someone who does not consider him an ally and has opposed a number of his initiatives, I still am very unhappy about that.

And I think the people of Raleigh are going to feel the same way.

Thanks for the clarification.

Mitchell Hazouri

Posted by Mitchell hazouri on 03/03/2010 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Raleigh City Council fights over Lightner Public Safety Center


Do you have any record of Stephenson or Crowder expressing opposition to any aspect of this project at any time in the years before Bonner Gaylord came to the council? Did you express concerns about this building in any of your columns? If not, then I'll have to go along with Baldwin's assessment Tuesday that waiting all of this time to bring up major concerns was just the wrong thing to do.

Gaylord fired the first shot across the bow (of what is now apparently a sinking ship)during, I believe, his first council meeting. That's the first time I was aware of such opposition. Fill me in if I missed something along the way to this logjam.

If Crowder and Stephenson have acquiesced and remained mute during the planning of this project hasn't that acquiscence cost us millions? If they waited to speak out only when there were apparently four negative votes on the council, who were they afraid of?

It looks like Charles did exactly the right thing. Let them figure it out and move forward from there. I think that's called putting the ball in their court.

Mitchell Hazouri

Posted by Mitchell hazouri on 03/03/2010 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Michael Jackson, loss leader

Just another of Raleigh's attempts to be seen as "world class".

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Posted by Mitchell hazouri on 07/09/2009 at 6:14 AM

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