Oct. 27 is first public meeting on downtown’s future.
Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m.
The department is looking for input and ideas from citizens to help update the vision for the downtown area for the next 20 years. The plan will seek to address the rise of downtown living and the importance of public spaces and amenities. It will also focus on successful small businesses, major employers, and other initiatives that help establish downtown Roanoke as a reg
Ken Cuccinelli campaigns at Roanoke Tea Party event in 2009
If I didn’t remember anything about the 2009 Virginia Coalition for Open Government conference I remember this. Then Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s promised transparency.
In today’s Roanoke Times Lawrence Hammack, another open government wonk, has an article about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s opinion on the appropriation of public funds to nonprofits without proper contracts. The purpose of contracts with the state is to determine their worth to the taxpaying citizens of Virginia and the Commonwealth.
This is the second time he has nitpicked the charities that mostly serve poor citizens with healthcare they cannot afford or that they don’t even have access to.
Lawrence who write about healthcare issues for the Roanoke Times attended the 2009 VCOG conference as well. In his article he says he sought a copy of the letter sent by Dr. Bill Hazel, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Resources to Cuccinelli for his opinion on 12 nonprofits.
“That is confidential attorney-client privileged information which we cannot release,” said Brian Gottstein, a spokesman for Cuccinelli.
That’s not what Cuccinelli contended in 2009. “If elected attorney general – yes, you give advice to state agencies, universities, etc. and to some extent that is privileged communication but your ultimate client is still the citizens of Virginia … I intend to explore on an intellectual basis and try to put down on paper a little more definitive description of where at least I think the boundaries are for privilege in that unique lawyer relationship.”
Well fork it over or is that boundary a moving target. See video of his promise: