paul hammond 
Member since May 21, 2009

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Re: “Capping Carbon: What Does Dominion Think?

Anyone want to guess who "Citizen" is?

Posted by paul hammond on 05/26/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “13 Takeaways from the City’s Performance Review

For the most part, the problems at City Hall are not the people working there. Many departments are led and staffed by loyal and dedicated employees. It is hard to maintain staff in an environment of low morale, high turnover and red tape. The problem is with leadership and organization and none of this has improved since the new City Charter was adopted and we had our own local version of Donald Trump running the show, Doug Wilder.

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/26/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Richmond wants to double its miles of bike lanes this year. Is that enough to keep cyclists safe?

Bikers must be responsible for their own safety. Around VCU bikers ride at night without lights, in dark clothes. On sidewalks and streets, whichever is more convenient for them. The same can't be said for cars. Since it is your life that is at stake, avoid dangerous roads at night. You may have a right to be there, but riding down River Road after midnight is inherently dangerous and has already taken one life. I tried it during daylight, once. All of which is why we need separate bike lanes. Till then, I'll stick to trails.

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/17/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “This Historic Building Near the Institute for Contemporary Art Deserved a Better Fate than Parking

I'm not trying to paint VCU as Green. I am saying (as does this article) that this building has some unusual Green features, more than most. I am also saying that it would be good to connect the ICA with Monroe Park via a green corridor. Much better than surface parking lots and a shabby gas station, don't you think?

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/15/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “This Historic Building Near the Institute for Contemporary Art Deserved a Better Fate than Parking

Scott, they are not putting a new building there so your point is invalid. Wouldn't connecting ICA to Monroe Park via a green corridor be a better and greener use for Sunoco and this lot?

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/12/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “This Historic Building Near the Institute for Contemporary Art Deserved a Better Fate than Parking

Let's say it costs $10 million to "recycle" a not particularly historic building and $1 million to tear it down. How is that "more green"? I'd rather see it incorporated into park along with the Sunoco station.

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/11/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “This Historic Building Near the Institute for Contemporary Art Deserved a Better Fate than Parking

Not to agree with Scott (heaven forbid), but this building is hideous, green or not. Actually I'm surprised he's not praising it for all its green technology, but it is, after all, a VCU facility.

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Posted by paul hammond on 05/10/2017 at 4:08 PM

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