In the previous poll, I asked whether or not you believed Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) should have a weather contingency plan. 51% voted Yes, 48% "Who Cares?", and no one voted No.
Those from the Flat Earth Side fell for my Jedi mind trick. The same 48% who voted "Who Cares?" are the very same people who masquerade as better keepers of the public's money. You know how much money is wasted when HRT is forced to muddle through severe weather? So 48% would tell you, "I'm 100% against government waste...unless maybe HRT is wasting it in the snow."
On a related note, HRT staff will be meeting tomorrow (Friday) afternoon to discuss measures for getting information to bus riders in case of such weather events.
The new question: should the Virginia Beach City Council do strategic planning? The extremist VBTA opposes it on the grounds that it's a mechanism for gaining preapproval for initiatives that otherwise wouldn't pass Council. Their line goes that, in prioritizing a matter, that Retreat vote becomes an effective stamp of approval on a matter that the details aren't in on yet. With Council scheduled to go on Retreat January 21 and 22, I thought it would be timely.