This blog is an editorial

I’ve come to the conclusion that blogs are editorials.  Anyone can write an editorial, and anyone can read it.  No one checks your research, and it’s even better if you inflame some controversy.  For that matter, anyone can comment electronically on an editorial.

But if you are reading this because you hope that I’ll make comments about the specific issues that might come before City Council, you hope in vain.  I expect to use this blog, not to provoke comments, but to muse about governmental philosophies, spelling, the way words and thoughts work, gardening, household maintenance, or anything else that I hope is worthwhile.

And if what I write encourages you to respond, thank you.

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3 Responses to This blog is an editorial

  1. John Floyd says:

    I feel inflamed already.

  2. sylvis teeg grant says:

    Appreciate reading your comments…by the way, has anyone thought about all the traffic the
    proposed housing construction will bring. It’s already becoming restrictive.

    • sbriere says:

      Thank you for reading this blog – and for asking a challenging question.

      A lot of people ask about traffic and new development. Before a development of any size – commercial, office, or residential – the City requires that the developer provide a third-party (neutral and professional) traffic study. City staff – also professional – review that study and confirm its accuracy.

      Developers are not required to propose developments that have no impact on traffic. This is unlike storm-water. Developers are required to mitigate storm water, and guarantee that new developments will improve storm water impacts.

      Traffic, however, is treated as a solvable problem – through new infrastructure (improved intersections, traffic control devices) – or not a problem at all, and therefore not requiring any effort by the developer to address it.

      Every proposed development of any size requires a traffic study – and residents and members of Council discuss and analyze the resulting study.

      Is this any help at all?

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