Monday, February 13, 2017
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
The violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution was “unconstitutional and un-American,” said AG Mark Herring on a hastily assembled press call this evening. “It was an extraordinary finding.”
In this case the evidence was overwhelming. There was no evidence presented to refute it. “This was especially enlightening.”
According to AG Herring Judge Leonie Brinkema stated that the executive order undermined national security.
Attorney General Mark Herring’s released statement:
Tonight Judge Leonie Brinkema found that President Donald Trump’s January 27 Exec
Councilwoman Anita Price at Countryside Neighborhood Picnic
In a phone call Tuesday from Chris Chittum Planning Administrator for the City of Roanoke he stated that there was nothing in the works for the golf course property. Chittum said he wanted to meet with the neighborhood to solicit input on what the adjoining property owners wanted. He also wanted to know anything that they absolutely did not want. He said too “you’re probably tired of looking at the tall grass.”
Being questioned more than once on what the “city” had in mind Chittum declared again that “nothing was in the works.”
After contacting several skeptical neighbors as President of the Countryside Neighborhood I had more questions for Mr. Chittum before setting a meeting. Who would be at the meeting – what property are we talking about – was this just a token outreach.
The story by WDBJ7 (video on the right) had a statement that contradicted Chittum’s declaration that there was nothing in the works – “”We’re told the city is talking to several developers but it’s very much in the early stages.”
The waist high grass is a surprise to two council members who voted to shut it down according to the WDBJ7 story. Council member Price attended our May Neighborhood Month picnic on May 22 and promised neighbors that the grass would get mowed.
However as reported and repeated by city administration there are no plans to mow any more than the law requires – just around the edges. Either council members are totally out of touch with “what happens to a golf course after it is shut down” or “they are pushing their political buttons.”
There are four homes just on one street for sale – two have been reduced. Ken Saunders is on his second riding mower in trying to keep the 11th fairway mowed.
Saunders is not the only neighbor mowing more then their own yard. Others are mowing out as much as they can with their push mowers.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, Countryside, golf