LETTER- Szakos lacks will on Parkway
Kristin Szakos says in your interview [October 15 cover story: "Eat fresh, vote local: Pick your own pols in 2009"] that she is opposed to the Meadow Creek Parkway, because it is bad for the city, but as a councilor, she could not "legally" stop it.
This answer is disingenuous at best. Of course, a majority on council can stop the Parkway!
Perhaps she is referring to her previously stated claim that the deal with the county should be upheld. It is blindingly clear that the County has not upheld their part of the bargain and has no intention to (Eastern Bypass anyone? And what's going on with that interchange?)
Unfortunately, too many of your readers will believe that it is too late, because there has been no quality reporting about the politics (nor many of the facts) of the Parkway. Readers take note: Is Ms. Szakos saying she lacks the political will to change something that is bad for Charlottesville? Vote for Dave and Bob!