[tabi] Re: Saturday Mall idea

  • From: "Easy Talk" <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:58:51 -0500

Well, I guess it was Kevin's vote since he was on the board and he had the right to vote. Now it is our right to fill city hall at the commission hearings and I mean fill it. We Need to get all our friends to go also. There has been a lot said on the subject but we have one trump card left and that is showing up at city hall. I know from experience city commissioners take serious note when voters show up at there meetings.


Now for the disturbing news. It certainly suppresses me that the vote by the TAC was unanimous, apparently they didn't take our concerns very seriously and that fact is going to make it harder to defeat the change. I am disappointed that a citizen advisory committee didn't listen to who they are representing. I am pretty sure this was a done deal before it ever got started.

Robert

Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 3:12 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Saturday Mall idea


No, don't hate you but disappointed yes. You knew the concerns of the
minority which is in this case is the (Blind community) and you did not
stand up and represent us by voting NO! You know there is a saying, Don't
forget the little man! We don't ask for much just a bone with some meat left
on it every once in awhile! Some times you do what is right not what every
one else wants you to do. The Right thing to do this case was to vote NO!
Again don't hate you but very disappointed in you. Yes by the way I say if
we can get just Saturday this is a start. But by know means the end. Just
more of my thoughts.



Sign,
JP ( Joe Plummer)
joeplummer@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of daviska9
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:18 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Saturday Mall idea

I'm sorry for being so touchy.  Too many things in my life have made me a
bit too sensitive.



Look, you all should know that the measure passed the TAC unanimously.  I
know that some of you were hoping I would vote no, and those people probably
hate me and will never talk to me again.



As those present at the meeting can tell you, I have been asking tough
questions.  Well, believe it or not, I got some good responses.  StarMetro
went out and got the city engineers involved, and tonight we, the TAC, were
told that the majority of the safety features would be brought on line
before the NOVA 2010 plan comes on line.  Even to the extent that 15 to 18
of the audible signals will be set up. Also, I brought up putting "NO RIGHT ON RED" designations at all of the transfer points. No solid answer there,
but they did say they would look into what they could do.  I can say this
much for the NOVA 2010 process, that a year ago I don't think the city
engineers would have been as open to working with mass transit as they are
today. This process has got more people working together than ever before.



Finally, I am very concerned that if we do not start making some changes,
even the unpopular ones, towards decentralizing the bus system, that we will
be left with a bus system in a few years that serves the students and not
much else. What I don't want to do, is stop here. Mr. Garrison said to me, after being asked, that this is not an end to the changes, but a beginning. Your comments that Bruce Weaver and I took to the TAC and StarMetro, fueled the process of getting the city engineers involved. Now, keep the pressure
on to continue to improve safety at all intersections.  Maybe we can beat
the Dangerous by design label Tallahassee has been stamped with, but we have a long way to go. Do not give up on me, I am trying the best I know, to not
give up on you.

Kevin Davis



By the way, I found out that the implementation may be delayed yet even
longer than December of this year by as much as three to eight months.





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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Sila Miller
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:13 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Saturday Mall idea



Sorry if we were vicious, Kevin. Lets not stop thinking outside the box. I
just don't want us to be limited.

Say hello to Laurie and the kids.

Sila

----- Original Message -----
From: daviska9 <mailto:daviska9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:44 AM

Subject: [tabi] Saturday Mall idea



So much for me trying to think out of the box.  Sorry to have
troubled you.




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