Tuesday, January 16, 2007

county council-emu update

Just Up The Pike has just made plans to meet with another councilmember next month, bringing the grand total to five. We have yet to hear from Duchy Trachtenberg, Marc Elrich, or the increasingly elusive Ike Leggett, only bolstering my opinion that he does not like me.

As for Charlottesville - the town is amazing, and after only a little while it's clear why this is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the country. The gem of the city is the Downtown Mall, a six-block stretch of street closed off to cars and lined with restaurants, shops and theatres.

I was called "crazy" when I said that College Park could look like Charlottesville one day, and maybe I am, but it's inspiring to see what a real college town looks like.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, you're not crazy. I nearly shed a tear when I heard they're getting a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

College Park has languished for too long, and I mostly blame their elected officials. Hopefully new hotel development on US-1 and the East Campus Initiative will bring new business. I won't hold my breath for a dedicated city police force, though.