Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The debate over the Parkway gets, well, stupid.

A big thing here is whether the City and the County can agree to build the Meadowcreek Parkway. This road has been in the works for about 50 years or so, and would relieve a considerable amount of traffic on a street that serves both downtown and large residential areas. As you can imagine, there is opposition to this kind of transportation progress--from an "advocacy group" and its leader, a "human resident sporting a costume woodchuck head."

I really don't understand the thinking behind wearing woodchuck head to the City Council meeting. Also, do the groups really want to defend the turf of the mighty woodchuck? Along with the racoon, the woodchuck is one of the most adaptable creatures on the planet. Oh well--

UPDATE: My partner reminds me that we don't call them woodchucks around here anyway. They are GROUNDHOGS, dammit!!