Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Buddy begrudgingly bends to constituents on contested alley abandonment

CM Buddy Baker reverses his field and will hold a community meeting on the controversial plan to shut down an alley and industrialize the Nations neighborhood in his district at the behest of a campaign donor. Via Rick Bradley:
From a neighbor in the Nations. Note that we are 6 blocks from the site and received no notice, so the notification must be very selective.

"Mr. Baker has sent notice dated July 9, 2010 of a "District 20 Neighborhood Meeting" to discuss Metro Council Ordinance No. BL2010-682.

For those who did not get the letter, it reads in part: "It is not required that I hold a public meeting on an alley closure. I have followed all the rules of the Metropolitan Government as relates to alley closures. However, out of loyalty to my constituents, I am holding this meeting to provide an opportunity to allow for feedback on this issue."

The meeting is set as follows:

Saturday, July 17, 2010
4:00 p.m.
4300 Georgia Avenue"

1 comment:

  1. They're coming out of the woodwork on this. Now even "the sign man" Bobby Joslin is involved.