As a follow-up to my July 8th “Urban Forestry Administrator Doesn’t Care About Our Gingko Hell“: A week after the below email (and several others) DDoT Urban Forester Caldwell “stepped down”, suddenly. I don’t know if I had anything to do with that but I hope so. CM Schwartz’s staff said they’d get back to me and hasn’t. Continue reading “The Gingko Hits the Fan”
DDoT has not yet spent any of the road and alley funds for fiscal 2005 (which ends in 45 days). If you are sick of having a 4-wheel-drive alley, that complete mis-management should incite you to storm the Reaves Center.
They have these beautiful maps of each ward with different color lines on alleys indicating the year they plan to re-pave or re-rebuild which alley out to the year 2010. Yeah right, that’ll happen! It’s a beauticul fiction.
Listen to Chris Lydon on Open Source on how local news is changing:
Terms such as Civics Nerds, the tinfoil-hat-brigade, real estate porn, and the anvil of democracy hit right where I’m aiming.
I write a lotta emails like this and I’m still unsure whether I ought to be blogging them.
From: Rob Halligan (ANC 2B01)
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 6:15 PM
To: ‘Mark Bjorge’; ‘Dan (DDOT) Tangherlini’; ‘Bill (DDOT) Rice’; ‘Ramona Burns’
Cc: ‘Carlson Klapthor’; …. Carol Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: RE: Hansen # 994-996, Hansen # 978-412, and a attempted murder
….and the repeated acts of prostitution committed in that spot since the light went out…and the numerous car break-ins under the out light. Continue reading “I just don’t how many times I can say…”
So far this year Boston has had 41 murders with less than 700 police officers. In DC MPD alone has over 3500 officers and 117 murders so far this year. And we have numerous other policing entities. Boston has more people than Washington. These simple facts give one the sense of what a mess we still need to clean up.
The City Council passes over a 1000 laws a year. With all that legislating, why is the government still only-half functional?