Epic Fail

Dear Readers,
Actually, it’s the Non-Readers we want to talk to, the people who FAILED to PAY ATTENTION to Gilbert!
It was, as the young folk say, an EPIC fail. If more people had been reading Granolapark, there wouldn’t have been this outbreak of hysteria over Route 410.
Non-Readers, don’t be such uninformed ninnies! Read Granolapark! Read every post! Repeatedly! Memorize every word!
If you HAD, you’d have known about this road transfer thing since LAST APRIL!
You’d also have known that last February the State Highway Administration (SHA) originally offered to hand ownership of Route 410 over to the city. The council said NO WAY! They knew that was a sneaky way to pass the maintenance on to the city – an expensive proposition for such a busy road, and one the city has no budget for.
So it was in April that the SHA came back with the next proposal – as reported in Granolapark. That proposal was also unacceptable, so the council negotiated with the aid of our state delegates to create the most recent draft – which is still being revised, and will likely be revised a good deal more once the pitchfork and torch-bearing townsfolk are finished venting at tonight’s city council meeting.

– Gilbert

About the Author

Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the granolapark blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park's mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.

1 Comment on "Epic Fail"

  1. You miss the point, Gilbert. The point is that by transferring ownership of 410 to the state, Bruce Williams, Heather Mizeur, and Colleen Clay tried to sneak this through and put our community at great risk. While the state has no CURRENT plans to widen 410 and ruin Takoma Park, they would face enormous pressure to do so in the future. Future Governors and SHA Administrators likely will not be as supportive as Neil Pedersen. Bottom line: Mayor Williams, Colleen Clay, and Heather Mizeur recklessly endangered our community by trying to pass this resolution last Monday without adequate public input. End of story.

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