Okay, most of us already knew that. However, on December 17 Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) Transportation Chairman Reid Greenmun went before the MPO and claimed the VBTA endorsed studying a EVMS to Norfolk NOB via ODU light rail extension. Speaking with others afterwards at the meeting, no one believed Reid's "endorsement". I thought he did it simply so he could try to leverage it to kill the Newtown Road to Dome site extension.
Two-thirds of you who voted agreed: the VBTA's "support" was a ruse. After all, the VBTA wants to abolish Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) as an agency.
Fun over on the blog Bearing Drift: chief poster J.R. Hoeft wrote under 2009 Predictions, "Reid finally admits he actually is a Democrat." J.R.'s point: Reid does far more damage to the side he claims to champion than he ever does to help it.
Of course, Reid Greenmun is best known as the cofounder of Messnerism-Greenmunism, that extremist ideology from the Loony Side. More on Reid's enduring ties to Barbara Messner in an April 1 post.
The new poll question: how do you think the new Virginia Beach City Council will do? Better, worse, or the same?