On Thursday evening there was the third public input meeting on the Plan, this time at Strayer University's Town Center campus. The session started with a half-hour briefing, then everyone went to presentation stations for individual input. A couple things for the habitual complainers:
1. Last night's comments from the general public largely dovetailed with the Thursday and Friday input. So while a number with vested interests were there for the day meetings, ordinary citizens looking at the same questions were giving the same answers.
Therefore, you can't honestly call it a special interests plan.
2. Where were you last night? About a dozen and a half employees (City and consulting firms) were there to answer questions and take comments, but not that many residents came. No VBTAers that I recognized in any of the three meetings. (However, one man last Friday morning was leveling Messnerist-Greenmunist rhetoric at the mass transit portion.)
Since you didn't bother to show up, you now have no room to complain about the eventual Plan.