Two big things were discussed in last night’s CCAC meeting – the Western Park, and the Crozet Master Plan update resolution. I’ll leave the story telling to others, but will share highlights, many of which can be found in the tweets, if you’re so inclined. (also, below, after the jump)
- Western Park
- Quite a few people from Old Trail were in attendance for this part
- Good plan, three phases, playgrounds, playing fields, parking, natural areas, community gathering place.
- Trail system and connectivity; notable that the trails and connectivity plans were in place before Old Trail.
- Cost: ~$6M. No funding in place or on the horizon.
- Lots more in the tweets
- Crozet Survey resolution
- It passed (here’s the draft), 9-4
- Big discussion about #5, “Reject development of the I-64 and Route 250 interchange area [Fringe Areas and the Route 250 West Corridor pages 32 and 33 and Survey YYY].”
- Notable: the 4 nay votes were put forth by the new CCAC members present. I think this is important.
- One of the new members questions the word “reject;” and was met with immediate consternation and opposition by non-new CCAC members, to the point that he had to ask several times for them to let him finish his thought.
- Here’s the slide in question; certainly not overwhelming support of “rejection,” particularly when factoring the margin of error of 4%.
- My opinion: when the CCAC’s opinions outweigh the data, those actions jeopardize the credibility of the data and the CCAC. If the data is rendered irrelevant because it runs counter to the already-held opinions of the group, why bother with having data?
- My opinion: it is heartening and refreshing to see and hear opposing voices on the CCAC. Here’s to healthy debate.
On another note, while the tweets are embedded below, I truly miss storify. Wakelet sadly is not as good.