Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Then and now

When it comes to local government, I suppose we can be proud of the fact that our local governments are not suing each other, for whatever that is worth.

Anyway...  Just reading the PG series on what constitutes the power politics of the region, what comes to mind is this old graphic.  The only thing I take away from the series is how amazing it is here just how much the names don't change. Anyone from this graphic 26 years ago sound familiar these days?  The question really is who does not sound familiar?  Granted California might get Jerry Brown back as governor in the near future, but in some places things change after a quarter century. 


Anonymous n'at said...

Did you miss the announcement from Rendell that the state is expediting funds to the City of Harrisburg so they can make their debt payment, and in return the city will pay Scott Balice mostly with borrowed money to help them with paying for all the money the city borrowed.

I think harrisburg prints contracts on mobius strips.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Are you implying that Dodaro is behind the 170 tons of enriched uranium that went missing from Oak Ridge?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I miss little. :-)

Uranium? Probably not. Too much hastle. We are just lucky in PA you can't frack to get an ore out.. at least not yet.

I always thought Jim had a certain glow to him though.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous n'at said...

Sorry O Relation of Sid, I missed reading the link provided in your post.

Funny thing with Dodaro... he and whatsherface were the two dissenting votes on the North Shore Connector. Choose your battles wisely, I suppose...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

That was either because Jim had some theory once that the route to the airport could go out down the middle of 279... that or most likely he probably thought any money into the NSC could only directly or indirectly decrease chances the MFX would get funding eventurally.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:22:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

MFX would be great because then the eastern suburbanites could go straight to Oakland and to catch the light rail downtown to see a local baseball team win.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

that should be '376' of course...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:42:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

376 is too crowded.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:42:00 PM  
Anonymous n'at said...

That theory was a 2003 report, which concluded that an "Airport Corridor Locally Preferred Investment Strategy
should incorporate two projects, the Parkway West Widening with BRT
enhancements, and the Airport Connector LRT. These projects and their associated
$2,150,000,000 in capital costs should be incorporated in the SPC Long Range

It's still hosted at www.pittsburgh-oaklandconnector.com as the "Airport Multi-Modal MIS." Perhaps also somewhere at Briem.com next to archived unix pine emails?

Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:14:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Good reference, but I think the 376/rail idea goes back a longer way.

archived unix pine emails?

hmm.... oh... that's funny.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:56:00 AM  

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