John Moser 
Member since Jan 23, 2013

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Re: “OPINION: A response to an opinion piece criticizing Mayor Stoney’s budget argues that city spending is not vastly disproportionate and we need to make hard choices.

The city has 60 acres of undeveloped land on Arthur Ashe Boulevard just waiting to generate revenue. City council approved the development during the previous administration. Bids were received. Public meetings were held. Then ... nothing happened. Back then, the citizens were told that the land on the Boulevard was the best source of future revenue for the city. Everything was all set up for Stoney to come into office and pick up the ball, but those 60 acres are still sitting there, undeveloped. Now we are told that real estate tax increases and a risky coliseum project are the only way forward. I don't buy it.

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Posted by John Moser on 03/22/2019 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Space Bomb

Thank you, Heide. Richmond really needs a zoning re-work that recognizes the changing state of the economy and the creative approaches that people must take to survive these days.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Moser on 03/09/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Dominion Gets Approval to Dump Treated Coal Ash Wastewater in James River

The "yes" votes came from: Robert Dunn, Lou Ann Jessee-Wallace, Joseph H. Nash, Thomas M. Branin, G. Nissa Dean and Heather Wood.

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Posted by John Moser on 01/15/2016 at 12:24 AM

Re: “City Council's Surprise Vote Was Legal, City Attorney Says

The article doesn't mention the strong opposition to this that WAS expressed by the four council members who voted "no." One even underscored his sentiments by voting "HELL NO." The big problem with this resolution is that everything is too rushed, as was the vote. The resolution places unrealistic timeframes on the steps to be taken in the development of this land. I will be very surprised if a satisfactory process results and I'll be even more surprised if these deadlines are met without compromising the quality of the development. Council seems to be in a big rush to get this going, and that has more to do with election year politics than anything else. Public comment on this resolution might have shone some light on ways to improve this development process, but I doubt more comment would have had much effect. The "five" who voted "yes" are not listening.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Moser on 12/20/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Peddling the Past

Here's my free idea for the City of Richmond: Embrace the issue by painting the monument in rainbow colors during the race, as a gesture of reconciliation.

11 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by John Moser on 03/25/2015 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Peddling the Past

I'd like it if Monument Avenue wasn't always used as the "go to" choice for showcasing Richmond. We are obviously not there yet. Maybe we will live to see the day when Richmond has completed a wonderfully inclusive reinvention of our city spaces such that event planners will not always default to Monument Avenue. Maybe, one day, there will be prettier, grander, more progressive avenues where we can welcome visitors. Maybe there will even be an appropriate memorial park or similar commemoration in Shockoe Bottom that we will be able to focus on. Hey, I just wanted to say something positive.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by John Moser on 03/25/2015 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Being There: Titfield Thunderbolt reunion at Gallery5

I was at VCU in1974, and don't know how I missed these guys back then. But I was glad I got to experience their show at Gallery 5. It was a happy experience, and somehow they managed to present something completely unique in the midst of the hyper-blitz of creative expression happening these days. It was just great. I was laughing the whole time.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Moser on 12/06/2014 at 11:30 AM

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