Friday, July 30, 2010

Gov. McDonnell to hold Fairfax town hall meeting

Gov. McDonnell will be discussing his plans to solve the transportation crisis by selling ABC stores and drilling for oil off the Virginia shore at a Fairfax town hall meeting on August 25. The location he chose for the meeting is probably one of the most inaccessible locations in the county unless you happen to drive, the Center of Innovative Technology.

It's on the most western edge of the county bordered by the Dulles Toll Rd and Route 28. According to the WAMATA Trip Planner it's not served by public transportation. While I've never biked there, it seems pretty straightforward using Google Maps bike directions. What was he thinking? Was the meeting planned by the road lobby?

From the Governor's press release, "I have consistently found that the best ideas don't come from Richmond, they come from Virginians in communities statewide. We are focused on reforming state government to make it simpler, smaller and more efficient. To best accomplish this goal we must hear from the citizens who own that government, and who deal with it on a daily basis. That's why we are launching the 'Virginia Speaks' statewide town hall tour. It's your government, and we want to know how we can make it work better for you."

I guess he wants to hear from Virginians who drive. The meeting will be on August 25 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, CIT Auditorium, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 300, Herndon. Why not show up and give the governor one of your best ideas about getting people out of cars and onto bikes.

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