paul hammond 
Member since May 21, 2009

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Re: “O’ Holey Night

Tampa, Florida had a similar sized lot in the heart of the its business district 25 years ago after tearing down an old building. A local foundation donated money for landscaping which turned it into a permanent, attractive feature of downtown. I love our ice rink, but agree it is tacky and cheaply done, partly because of its temporary nature. Why not make it year round with a rollerskating rink in the spring, summer and fall. Keep the food trucks, add music and landscaping and make it an attractive focal point of the city.

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/12/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Samuels Out as Council President; Clear Path for Mosby

Kazoo, Mosby is allowed to appoint whoever she wants to as her liason. It's one of the few jobs you can get away with doing that. Sure it's questionable, but it's her choice. I think Hilbert is angling to become Mayor and he's plotting his way to the top.

FYI, I don't know about Mosby's live in, but most Council liaisons work their butt off. They're responsible for all constituent service, answering letters, making phone calls, researching issues. They definitely earn their paychecks.

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/11/2014 at 7:14 PM

Re: “PHOTOS: Vigils Honor Two Victims of South Side Violence


90% of the murder victims in Richmond are Black and more than 90% of them were killed by other Blacks.

We can't fix it if we don't come to terms with it.

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/03/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Lines Drawn

As is often the case, the teaser under the headline is misleading. While some residents are worried, others are looking forward to the infusion of cash they will receive from transit fees and local governments will benefit from increased property values. Environmentalists, if they were honest about it would admit that pipelines are far safer than shipping oil by train or truck, which is how it would be likely shipped without a pipeline.

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Posted by paul hammond on 12/03/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Retracing Steps

in a few short sentences Terry Rea has demonstrated exactly what is wrong with the Boulevard and what is right about Shockoe Bottom. We want people to stay and experience the city. At the Boulevard they come and go and hardly know they were here. Shockoe Bottom has dozens of points of interest within a five minute walk of the ballpark including the Canal Walk, the Poe Museum, the Holocaust Museum, dozens of good restaurants and soon to come a first class, a first class slavery museum.

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Posted by paul hammond on 11/25/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Ideas Continue for Park Over River

Why don't we finish building one bridge park before planning and building a 2nd, much more expensive one.

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Posted by paul hammond on 11/06/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Retracing Steps

I agree with Scott, a small, engaging museum would be perfect for Richmond.

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Posted by paul hammond on 11/05/2014 at 10:20 AM

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