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Old 02-28-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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One more time. I did not say he was powerless to get involved in the Purdue study. I've never said, for that matter, that he is powerless which you contend to influence. He always has the opportunity, as Mayor, to throw away the power that position brings in establishing relations with the state government. He chooses to alienate the state government and battle with them on places like facebook, rather than take the opportunity to routinely meet with the Governor & Speaker of the House (who live right here in Mecklenburg), and for that matter the Mecklenburg Delegation where this bill was initiated. I've been pretty clear on this several times.
So Foxx battled with Purdue? I don't follow...McCrory's only been governor two months. Working together requires a bi-directional effort. Maybe the good governor could've invited the Mayor to Raleigh to personally address his concerns with projects like the streetcar prior to publicly airing his opposition. And provided guidance on other matters like the airport authority, etc....after all, he's playing a dual role mayor/governor. Where's all that bipartisanship mojo he spoke so solemnly of? Sometimes when you spit in someone's face, they spit back...everybody ain't so nice.

What makes you so sure he didn't reach out to the speaker of the house or new governor? You're making a lot of assumptions (modus operandi) and giving the power brokers too much credit.

And lastly, what's all this cozy relationship stuff between Raleigh and Charlotte? I don't ever recall any Charlotte ("the great state of mecklenburg") official blessing anyone from Raleighwood...now it's the current mayors fault. Got it, all makes perfect sense now.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Why would Foxx need to battle with Perdue? He could have asked that he or his representative be involved in the study. Maybe they could have brought their concerns up then and it might have had a different outcome.

In regards to the Streetcar, it is Foxx who has unilaterally decided to disregard the 2030 Transit Plan. The NCDOT, under Easley (D), only agreed to provide funding to this area for rail transit it if would develop a "regional" transit plan, not a city plan. Foxx has brought back city transit planning with the streetcar idiocy.

Did Foxx reach out to the Mayor and Speaker of the House. No I'm not 100% sure, but if he had, and they rejected him, then I'm sure we'd be hearing about this. My conclusion is that he hasn't done this. I question again why he hasn't called a periodic meeting between the 3 men formally or informally to foster good relations. There are no records this has ever occurred. It's an extremely rare opportunity given these men live in CLT which Foxx foolishly passes by.

Raleighwood? LOL When did the failures of previous politicians become an excuse for the current office holder to make the same mistakes? Foxx can go down this path, which you now seem to admit he is doing, (despite the previous question) and hence receive the same results. Maybe it's good for him politically, but it's bad for the city.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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To me it just shows cronyism at its worse.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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Why would Foxx need to battle with Perdue? He could have asked that he or his representative be involved in the study. Maybe they could have brought their concerns up then and it might have had a different outcome.

In regards to the Streetcar, it is Foxx who has unilaterally decided to disregard the 2030 Transit Plan. The NCDOT, under Easley (D), only agreed to provide funding to this area for rail transit it if would develop a "regional" transit plan, not a city plan. Foxx has brought back city transit planning with the streetcar idiocy.

Did Foxx reach out to the Mayor and Speaker of the House. No I'm not 100% sure, but if he had, and they rejected him, then I'm sure we'd be hearing about this. My conclusion is that he hasn't done this. I question again why he hasn't called a periodic meeting between the 3 men formally or informally to foster good relations. There are no records this has ever occurred. It's an extremely rare opportunity given these men live in CLT which Foxx foolishly passes by.

Raleighwood? LOL When did the failures of previous politicians become an excuse for the current office holder to make the same mistakes? Foxx can go down this path, which you now seem to admit he is doing, (despite the previous question) and hence receive the same results. Maybe it's good for him politically, but it's bad for the city.
your conclusion is nothing more than speculation...
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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The bill has been stalled so transfer any time soon.
It has to do with the 800 million in bonds.
If the transfer happen it could mean the city is in default


Charlotte airport authority bill delayed to seek answers | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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It's interesting that an airport, that is supposedly well run and pays for itself, has $800M in debt on it. That is a rather substantial amount of money and it will be interesting to see what gets flushed out of the pipes when they deal with it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Why would Foxx need to battle with Perdue? He could have asked that he or his representative be involved in the study. Maybe they could have brought their concerns up then and it might have had a different outcome.

In regards to the Streetcar, it is Foxx who has unilaterally decided to disregard the 2030 Transit Plan. The NCDOT, under Easley (D), only agreed to provide funding to this area for rail transit it if would develop a "regional" transit plan, not a city plan. Foxx has brought back city transit planning with the streetcar idiocy.

Did Foxx reach out to the Mayor and Speaker of the House. No I'm not 100% sure, but if he had, and they rejected him, then I'm sure we'd be hearing about this. My conclusion is that he hasn't done this. I question again why he hasn't called a periodic meeting between the 3 men formally or informally to foster good relations. There are no records this has ever occurred. It's an extremely rare opportunity given these men live in CLT which Foxx foolishly passes by.

Raleighwood? LOL When did the failures of previous politicians become an excuse for the current office holder to make the same mistakes? Foxx can go down this path, which you now seem to admit he is doing, (despite the previous question) and hence receive the same results. Maybe it's good for him politically, but it's bad for the city.
More assumptions and obvious speculation.....I think he reached out to the power brokers and received the treatment he's getting now, thus Foxx has gone KMA mode. Typical, you expect Foxx to fix relationship with Raleigh that McCrory could not, and now, he's one of "them"...a part of the Raleighwood family.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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It's interesting that an airport, that is supposedly well run and pays for itself, has $800M in debt on it. That is a rather substantial amount of money and it will be interesting to see what gets flushed out of the pipes when they deal with it.
Well, it's Jerry Orrs show, soon to be head of the new authority...it'd be ironic if he get's flushed out. stay tuned.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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It's interesting that an airport, that is supposedly well run and pays for itself, has $800M in debt on it. That is a rather substantial amount of money and it will be interesting to see what gets flushed out of the pipes when they deal with it.
That is not what I posted. I stated from the article that the GA has put brakes on the transfer due to 800 million bond.
If they transfer without handling the bond holders then the city will have that debt.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Well, it's Jerry Orrs show, soon to be head of the new authority...it'd be ironic if he get's flushed out. stay tuned.
Jerry Orr can't issue bonds. That is the doing of the city council & mayor.
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