[Mintwood-place] RE: Baseball Deal is going to get worse,
More costly - Time to FIX IT!
Chris Version II.O
chrisotten2 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 1 05:39:44 GMT 2005
Thanks for responding Jim.
While I am happy to see you agree, I'd like to ask you
spell out a bit more what you plan to do to get a much
better deal now that the Baseball Stadium shall be up
for another Council vote.
In particular, I'd like to ask how and what members of
the Council you will approach and how can you use your
power as Ward 1 rep to help facilitate a coalition to
rewin our money so we can put it to good use.
--- Jim Graham <jim at grahamwone.com> wrote:
> I agree.Bests Jim
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Version II.O
> [mailto:chrisotten2 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:46 PM
> To: Adam Eidinger; Jim Graham;
> AdamsMorgan at yahoogroups.com; Mintwood
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> Cc: ADam For Shadow List
> Subject: JIM: Baseball Deal is going to get worse,
> More costly - Time to
> FIX IT!
> I too echo Adam on this. In fact I sat next to him
> late October at the original 1 day public hearing on
> the Baseball Stadium at the City Council chambers.
> That's right, the public with all that is at stake
> here had one day to voice their serious concerns.
> We heard from Cardozo High School students who took
> day off from learning to tell the City Council they
> don't have working toilets or even toilet paper,
> were holes in the roof that leaked on them when it
> rained, cockroaches in the cafeteria and they were
> munching on horrible food. They were there
> and trying to understand why the City Council was
> pushing for such an enormous expenditure on a
> Other people pointed out that afterschool baseball
> programs were folding because of budget shortfalls
> pondered what was more important, seeing our kids
> get leadership skills
> and exercise while playing a great sport or these
> same kids not having
> the money to go see overpaid athletes put on a show
> for fans mainly from
> the suburbs (as was witnessed opening nite by show
> of license plates).
> I focused my testimony on the lead problem... which
> has been conveniently swept under the rug. We still
> have serious issues with our water quality. I'm
> concerned by what I am eating and drinking than
> the wallets of the rich baseball team owners fatter.
> Jim, please step it up as a council member. Visit
> other member offices. We were so close last year.
> This is the time and hour to strike this bad deal
> and come up with a much better one. Don't waste a
> minute and use your power. The kids are our future,
> not the Nationals.
> I've been a Ward One resident for 6 years.
> Chris O.
> The challenge of today is to save the planet from
> further devastation
> which violates both the enlightened self-interest of
> humans and
> non-humans, and decreases the potential of joyful
> existence for all.
> "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a
> tolerable planet to put
> it on?" -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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