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Community Events, December 2013
I’ve always enjoyed frequenting small businesses: record stores, clothing shops, convenience stores and more. Sure, there are times when I visit the big-name shopping outlets when I need to buy in bulk or can’t find items in the smaller stores, but it isn’t as appealing to me. The employees at the “mom-and-pop” shops either know your name or give you a wave and nod of the head as you walk through the doors.
On the morning of Nov. 13, I had the choice of sleeping in another hour, because I was still on West Coast time, or getting dressed and going to Pete’s Diner in Washington, D.C. I decided to get up and get dressed. Around 7:50 a.m., I was faced with another choice. Only this one required more than just willpower. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had just walked in and ordered his breakfast. I was faced with a choice. To speak or not to speak?
Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it.
Our region is poised for continued economic recovery and growth, but that growth will be threatened if we do not invest in our transportation system now. Our state highways, local roads, bridges and public transportation networks are deteriorating, undercutting an economy that depends on a transportation system that works.