Sunday, January 30, 2011

Councilman Omar, re-election campaign committee meeting

"Kickoff meeting for my Re-Election Campaign Committee! So inspired by the support & ready to serve for 2 more years!"

From this tweet.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DC on bragging rights

Hop on over and read his article on bragging rights and the BURP TOD. I think it's (unfortunately) got the ring of truth.

I have zero interest in underwriting d*cksize wars between city governments. I am reminded of an African proverb that says something like "when elephants fight it is the grass that suffers."

COR leadership is, generally speaking, overly concerned with comparisons to Plano. Richardson is our chosen city, not some consolation prize for folks who couldn't quite swing a mortgage in Plano.

{this originally started out as a comment on DC's blog, but I didn't want to put the crude language there, even beeped out.}

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"your thoughts on the proposal"

"On behalf of your City Council and myself, I want to provide you with an update concerning two important rezoning requests regarding property located in north Richardson adjacent to the intersection of US 75 and the Bush Turnpike."
--Gary Slagel, in a Jan 4 letter.

My thoughts on the proposal are "quit snailmailing me propaganda about Apartment the Town at my own expense."

Additional thoughts are something like "I look forward to the next City Council election."

{editing to scans of the front and back of the letter, .pdf format and quite small, 40k and 50k respectively}

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Councilman Murphy not seeking re-election

DMN article online here.

I haven't heard any talk* about this decision. I wonder if it is an indication the incumbents sense a "throw everyone out and start fresh" vibe?

* won't use the word "chatter" because I know how it can upset the locals.