Friday, October 21, 2005

What does a $29 million bus system and the 2008 Olympic track and field trials have in common?

They're all happening in Eugene.
According to The Statesman Journal, Eugene will be hosting the 2008 US Olympic track and field trials that could bring $20 million into Eugene's economy. About 1200 athletes, 500 coaches, 1100 journalists and sellout crowd of 17,000 people a day were expected.

So this brings one little question to mind...

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO PUT All THESE PEOPLE, AND HOW ARE YOU [WE] GOING TO PAY FOR THIS?

Currently, there is barely any parking available at the University of Oregon as it is. I know, because I go to school there.

There will even be less parking when the U of O has completed the two buildings currently under construction.

So how in the world do they expect to host an event of 17,000 people a day?

Traffic congestion in Eugene/Springfield area will basically choke off the cities. Look at what it does now whenever there's a game at Autzen Stadium or Hayward Field.

We are also very understaffed in public protection services.

So looking at the logistics, I just do not see how we can SAFELY host an event as large as this one.

and then a light came on... [thank you honey]

Currently under construction is a new $29 million high-speed (choke) hybrid bus line that travels between Eugene/Springfield that will save you a whopping five minutes over the current bus system, however, according to LTD, it looks nice.

City and county law enforcement's are trying to push through a $34 million tax hike which according to Eugene weekly will cost the homeowner about $400 per year. [My property taxes went up 6% and I can't afford an additional $400 a year ]

The U of O Department of public safety publicly announced that it wants to discourage vehicle traffic in the university area and encourage more use of public transportation and they help to promote this endeavor by issuing 24,000- 35,000 tickets every year for improperly parked cars on campus according to The Oregon Daily Emerald [do the math... 24,000 times $15 (the smallest fine)=$360,000 in parking citations alone]

So is it just me, or is there actually a pattern starting to form here?

Finally, I have to ask the question... was the public asked if we want any of this?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Gullyborg said...

I since I live in unincorporated Santa Clara, I can't even vote against any of these bastards, even though every single rotten thing they do has a drastic impact on my life.

1:26 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.19
michael kors outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton, replica watches, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, burberry, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, ugg boots, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, uggs on sale, ugg boots, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, replica watches, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet online, nike free, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, nike air max, michael kors outlet, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, michael kors, nike outlet, louboutin

11:36 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

michael kors, coach outlet, air force, nike air max, ray ban pas cher, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, hermes, michael kors, true religion outlet, lacoste pas cher, kate spade outlet, timberland, north face, nike blazer, coach factory outlet, vanessa bruno, coach outlet, air jordan pas cher, air max, north face, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, lululemon, ralph lauren pas cher, burberry, hogan, true religion jeans, hollister pas cher, coach purses, converse pas cher, kate spade handbags, nike free, true religion jeans, sac longchamp, vans pas cher, chanel handbags, hollister, true religion jeans, tn pas cher, ray ban uk, michael kors, sac guess, louboutin pas cher

11:37 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ralph lauren uk, north face outlet, abercrombie and fitch, babyliss, giuseppe zanotti, asics running shoes, nike air max, longchamp, jimmy choo shoes, wedding dresses, nike air max, nike roshe, mac cosmetics, ferragamo shoes, mcm handbags, p90x workout, north face outlet, reebok shoes, hollister, soccer jerseys, mulberry, ghd, beats by dre, soccer shoes, insanity workout, birkin bag, nike trainers, nfl jerseys, bottega veneta, hollister, nike huarache, vans shoes, baseball bats, herve leger, lululemon, mont blanc, abercrombie and fitch, instyler, chi flat iron, nike free run uk, nike roshe, new balance, celine handbags, nike air max, valentino shoes

11:37 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

karen millen, pandora jewelry, iphone 6 cases, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, hollister, toms shoes, oakley, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, ray ban, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, swarovski, michael kors outlet online, louboutin, bottes ugg, supra shoes, converse outlet, vans, sac louis vuitton pas cher, converse, doke gabbana outlet, michael kors outlet, wedding dresses, replica watches, louis vuitton, lancel, timberland boots, hollister, pandora charms, ugg boots uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, michael kors handbags, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, montre pas cher, juicy couture outlet, gucci, juicy couture outlet, nike air max, ralph lauren, links of london, ugg,uggs,uggs canada
ninest123 09.19

11:37 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home