Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 26th, 2007 at 10:37 am
Responses from City Commissioners on the Mayor’s decision to not fund the Bicycle Master Plan Update process are trickling in.
“I will do what I can to get the Bike Master Plan funding back in the budget…thanks for writing me.”
Matthew Grumm from Commissioner Dan Saltzman’s office says,
“Excellent grassroots activism, such as your email, has placed this on Dan’s radar and he’ll be tracking it closely as City Council moves to final adoption of the City’s budget. A Community Budget Hearing is scheduled for the evening of May 10th at Robert Gray Middle School and this will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the budget.”
Still no word from the Mayor’s Office. Has anyone heard from Commissioner Erik Sten’s office yet? If you have, please share the response in the comments.
I’m playing phone tag and have left messages with Commissioner Sam’s office, but since he’s in charge of Transportation and it was his office that made the initial funding request, I think we all know what his response will be.
And so far, I’ve got no confirmations from anyone in City Hall about joining us on the ride Tuesday.
UPDATE: Commissioner Randy Leonard just left a comment and wrote,
“Thanks, Jonathan, for the invitation to ride. As you pointed out, I will be riding that day but unfortunately in the other direction…so at least my thoughts will be with you.
I am going to work with Commissioner Adams and Mayor Potter to try and identify resources to fund the Bicycle Master Plan. As a bike commuter, I consider it a public safety issue as well as a planning issue.”