Flame Response

Response to someone flaming me on the DupontForum:

<<…Previously, Dupont didn’t have an open forum. An official BCCing his/her mailing list is a lot safer than one posting where anyone can reply-to-all. The fact is, a commissioner can blow off anything he or she chooses with very little chance at repercussions. My posting got the issue to the commissioner in whose district the issue is. Continue reading “Flame Response”

FW: How many DC bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb?

In celebration of DDoT Director Dan Tangherlini’s promotion to interim head of Metro, I resurrect an old email to him.

Rob Halligan

—–Original Message—–
From: Rob Halligan (ANC 2B01 Commissioner)
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:07 PM
To: Dan.Tangherlini@dc.gov
Cc: Bill Rice; Ann Simpson-Mason
Subject: How many DC bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb?

Director Tangherlini:

As an ANC Commissioner it is very easy to give up on making simple improvements in your constituents’ lives when every nearly every 727-1000 request we make ends up taking 6 months and an average of 6 follow ups to achieve closure with something like getting a light bulb replaced or a parking sign re-hung. Continue reading “FW: How many DC bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb?”