Transportation: What went wrong

It’s expected that transportation will be the biggest local issue in the 2008 elections. Most people aren’t happy. But instead of trying to find scapegoats, let’s review some history to see why we’re paying higher transportation taxes for longer commutes.

  • May 30, 2008

Examining advocacy

I learned a new word this week: NIMBY. As in Not In My Back Yard. As in “the NIMBYs don’t really have a good reason why they don’t want this project, they just know they don’t want to be next to it.”

A case for NIMBYs

(Editor’s note: This column is in response to one in this space last week -- “Examining Advocacy” -- that criticized NIMBY-ism.)

CiViK not against all redevelopments

Dear Editor,

  • May 30, 2008

Suggestions on using special tax rebates

Dear Editor,

  • May 30, 2008

‘To be a citizen’: Part 2

How do we reclaim the title citizen? Last time, I lamented the loss of connection – the essence of citizenship -- between those who think of themselves as citizens and the community within which they live.

  • May 21, 2008

Where’s global warming now?

Given the wretchedly cold, wet weather of late I must ask: global warming, where are you now that we need you? Go ahead you environmentalists, toss your brickbats, but I’m here to tell you this winter testifies that maybe the hype – and the dire threats – over the impending catastrophe of global warming ain’t necessarily so.

  • Apr 9, 2008