St George Pinckney 
Member since Aug 15, 2012

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Re: “Maggie Walker Statue Raises Anxiety Over Landmark Tree

Mrs. Walker started the first bank serving her community, , the first of its type in the nation, but it eventually was forced into closure by well meaning government bureaucrats requiring larger competing institutions to take her best customers, and hire her best employees. Consolidated Bank & Trust, extremely well run when I started my banking career in the early 1970's, finally merged with the Women's Bank, but the same regulations forced that niche to close as well. I am sure that she would be furious to learn that today's politicians, thinking only about their own egos, now wanted to cut down a unique neighborhood tree.

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 12/01/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Mechanical Failure

Why is maintenance not outsourced? Given the management ability of the City, maintenance could be outsourced more efficiently using Dutch auctions, limited by number of units, since many shops could not handle the entire job by itself. "Bob's Transmissions will repair and maintain 10 transmissions a month for 93% of book" "Joe's Tires will supply four tires for 30 vehicles a month for $xx per vehicle."

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 10/23/2013 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Hogwash

Paul: When dealing with a finite amount of money, it is always about priorities, even if your wife's maiden name is Carnegie.

The fields will never pay for themselves. If the City wants to sell Westhampton School for the appraised value (which has not been obtained. Assessment is close to $8MM.) then considering investing cash into the fields, they will understand how bad a deal it is. Bon Secours or anyone else for that matter with the advent of universal health insurance will gladly invest c. $5MM in the east end since it is the last area of medical growth in the City. They should be paying a $5MM proffer to the City!

Chamber of Commerce is out of touch with reality. Council is simply feeding its ego. Both are stupid businessmen.

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 11/14/2012 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Hogwash

Tim Graves needs to go back to middle school math class. $8,500,000 divided by 205,000 is not 2.4 cents. He reversed the numerator and demoninator.

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 11/14/2012 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Hogwash

While the Richmond Chamber promotes football fields, the 11/14/12 Wall Street Journal article on page A7 entitled "City's Tech Pioneers See Strenght in Numbers" outlines innovative companies locating in high broadband communities. If the joke called "RVA" really wanted innovation, money would be used to acquire Google Fiber at 125,000 kilobytes/second in place of game fields. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412…

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 11/14/2012 at 12:21 PM

Re: “All Aboard?

"So you could say that the absence of public transportation in metro Richmond is a brutal artifact of Virginia's segregationist government in the middle of the 20th century. And you'd be right. The buses were stopped at the city line to keep the black population in the center city. Segregation by transportation."
This is the crux of the article but not mentioned by other commentators.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by St George Pinckney on 08/15/2012 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Ballpark Dreams Live (And Die) On The Boulevard

Henrico already has an excellent ballpark: Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park, 3600 Mountain Rd. Additional seating could be added considerably cheaper than the $50,000,000 expected by the City for a new stadium. The highest & best use of the Boulevard property is retail.

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Posted by St George Pinckney on 08/15/2012 at 8:52 AM

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