If LKN ever wants a fair say in transportation funding decisions, we’re going to have to make some tough changes . I’ve come to that inevitable conclusion after five years of trying.
The issue is incredibly wonkish and best explained by an analogy. Continue reading “A Fair Say in Regional Transportation Planning”
While tolls, roads, schools and the Arts Center were big newsmakers this year, I wanted to let you know of a few important developments you probably didn’t hear about. There’s many positives and a few disappointments. In no particular order, they are: Continue reading “2018: Things that didn’t make headlines but were important anyway”
It’s a common refrain around town: if our roads are on the verge of cardiac arrest, why does the town board keep approving more developments? Continue reading “Planning for Development”
I know what you’re thinking: we’ve paid our fair share of gas taxes for years. Why should the town incur debt to build roads?
The simple answer is if we want road improvements in the next couple of years, we must pass this bond issue. And, for every dollar of local money we invest, we receive nearly four dollars of state money. Continue reading “Want Road Improvement? Vote YES on Bonds!”
The good news is the congested intersection of US 21 & Catawba is slated to be widened. The bad news might be how. Continue reading “Is It Roundabouts or Nothing for 20 Years?”
Last month the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) effectively eliminated capital spending for new schools in Cornelius… forever. Last night the Cornelius Town Board responded. Continue reading “CMS “redlines” Cornelius; town responds”
Since the advent of social media and tailored news outlets, civil discourse has become an endangered species. I thought maybe in some small way we could start to change that. Continue reading “Four liberals and four conservatives sat down and talked. Here’s what happened.”