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2018 POSTS

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  1. It is Time to Deny “Do Not Ask Questions” – Mayor Merkel, a Council Majority – Click
  2. MUSINGS ABOUT “ON LISA’S WATCH” and “PUTTING HERNDON FIRST” – Click

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2016 POSTS

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1.     Herndon’s Unfinished Fight For A Small-Town Feel

 A.    Diamond Hotel Controversy:  Part 1

 B.    Development of the Downtown Master Plan:  Part 2

 C.    2012-2014 Changes to the DMP: Part 3

 D.    Summary:  Part 4

2.     Herndon’s Final Fight for A Small-Town Feel – Click 

3.     The “Bad and Ugly” Art of Purchasing a Contaminated Property

Part IThe “As Is Where is” Provision

Part II – The New Discovery of the Contamination

4.     Race to Un-Accountability – Gutting the Official MinutesClick

5.     BIGGEST SELL OUT IN THE MAKING – The Case of Downtown Land – Click

6.     REDUCING OUR RESIDENTS’ BURDEN – Refunding Unfair Water and Sewer Charges – Click

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2015 POSTS

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1.    FNL: Now is the time to change town’s Friday Night Live! (FNL) Policies

2.      FNL: Discrepancies Between the Chamber’s Tax Returns and the FNL Pro-forma Statements

3.     ASHWELL PROPERTY:  Is The Proposed Purchase Price For The Ashwell Property Fair?

4.     ASHWELL PROPERTY: The Untold Story of How the Council Saved Millions of Dollars

5.     Downtown Development Promoting Creativity & Reducing the Town’s Financial Risks

6.     A “Free” Art Center? A Wonderful Fantasy or What?

7.     HERNDON POLITICS: Backroom Deals Cost Residents Millions

8.     THE ART CENTERGrab for Money, Prestige and Power

9.     CLOSE-DOOR MEETINGS: Can a Councilmember Disclose Information Used in Closed Door Meetings?

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2013 – 2014 POSTS

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1.     PARKING GARAGE & THE SHARED PARKING PROGRAM

A. THE MAIN ARTICLEParking Garage and The Shared Parking Program

B. Why Did Taxpayers’ Share of the Costs Double?

C. Why Didn’t They Ask Questions? – Some Perspectives

D. Short Summary and The Way Forward

E. Now Is The Time To Change The Unfair Shared Parking Policy

2.   PRESIDENT’S COURT

A. THE MAIN ARTICLE An Example of How Our Government Makes Flawed Development Decisions

B. Summary and Questions for Moving Forward

C. Demonstration Of  Councilmembers’ Inability To Make The Right Development Decisions

D. Reflections On How The Town Staff Works

3.   THE ART CENTER Examination Of The (Costly) Purchase Of The Property For It

4.    METRO DEVELOPMENT Cost of not asking questions = $ 50 million

5.    DERELICTION OF DUTY, OR, WHAT?  Approval Of The Vine Haven Development

6.     THE SLIGHT WOMAN

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