In the largest number of votes (163) ever cast in a poll on this blog, 85% of you thought Councilman Bill DeSteph is toast running for reelection this year. 11% think he has a good chance for reelection, with 1% each for Fair and Poor. I just hope I keep that large turnout as readers of this blog.
The new question: should HRT President Michael Townes be fired? Four TDCHR Commissioners (Wood, Uhrin, Wright, and West) have filed the necessary letter to attempt to terminate Townes' contract at the January 28 TDCHR meeting. There are two issues here. First, $50 million in additional cost overruns for Norfolk light rail construction. Second, the attempt by senior HRT Staff (on Townes' orders) to hide the overruns from Commissioners.