Comments on: 2010 Campus Plan update: Special ANC meeting on Thursday http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:43:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: moose http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503334 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:17:17 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503334 There are no university students here at the meeting. Shame on you campus supporters who chose not to attend

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503241 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:58:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503241 @Doug: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/7524/canal-road-warriors

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By: Moose http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503240 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:43:17 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503240 We could build a power plant that ran off of solar, wind and water power, but then the community would claim it used kittens as fuel.

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By: Doug http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503238 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:07:54 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503238 DR, can you provide a link? I’d love to read more.

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By: DR http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503235 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 01:40:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503235 It’s interesting that some neighbors are opposing the smokestack. I wonder if the smokestack would be necessary if GU had been allowed to build the cogenerator in the 1990s. Of course, the cogenerator project was killed by neighborhood opposition, when neighbors claimed it was an environmental danger, despite the fact that it would have been a cleaner source of energy than the existing plant. The neighbors killed the project, celebrated their victory over the University, and now pretend that they’re advocates of cleaner energy.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503234 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:49:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503234 Apologies, there were two typos there. Firstly, I am in fact*. Secondly, If you are not a constituent.* Thanks.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503233 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:45:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503233 @Duh?,

Hey there. I am in the student representative elected to SMD04 of ANC2E, yes. If you are actually a student at GU and feel this way, please feel free to contact me (my Facebook is very visible and my email is easily found through the Georgetown directory). I would be happy to speak with you, or any other constituent, about the issues you raise. I do regret not having been able to attend the first meeting of our ANC, but it was held on January 3rd with a very short agenda. I’m sure you can understand that.

If you are a constituent, I ask that you not use the anonymity of the internet to make claims against me. If you knew me, you’d know that ‘tout’ isn’t something I often do.

Also, I got 9 votes, not 6. A VERY significant difference, I’m sure you’ll agree. ;)

–Jake

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By: MS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503227 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:12:16 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503227 It would be quite silly to turn this comment section into a brawl over ad hominem attacks! Thus, while I have a few points to make, I’d like to keep things brief and respectful.

1.) In order to be eligible for candidacy, Jake Sticka had to acquire dozens of signatures of current residents of Georgetown. This is quite a task considering how few students switch their registration from their home states! In acquiring these signatures, Jake had to knock on a lot of doors throughout the community and explain to his neighbors why he felt he was best qualified to represent them. Having watched him partake in this rather grueling activity throughout the summer, I can safely say that it was no easy task. However, his dedication to the cause of bettering the Georgetown community never wavered.

2.) Jake missed the first ANC meeting of the year, which took place before he was sworn in, because it was held in early January before he was home from visiting his family on the West coast for the holidays. This scheduling was undoubtedly unfortunate, but he was immediately caught up and has been promoting the next meeting heavily.

3.) Here is a lovely photo of Jake’s swearing-in ceremony, which, it should be noted, he did attend.
http://img829.imageshack.us/i/img5269x.jpg/

After striving for a year to achieve the position and leading the dialogue on the Campus Plan, Jake has, in my opinion, proven his commitment to the position and all of its responsibilities. Perhaps some in the community disagree with his position on the Plan, but this does not mean he should be attacked on a personal level. Such criticism is not constructive; it is not thoughtful; it is not civil. It is merely unkind.

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By: Duh? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503225 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:18:19 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503225 Umm, would it be right to conclude that “JS” is our “representative” to the ANC? Swept into elected office by a vote of 6 to 1? He seems to tout the fact that he is the youngest elected official in DC, but he fails to mention that he has missed every opportunity to use that position to advocate on our behalf. He skipped the swearing-in ceremony; he skipped the first ANC meeting.

Perhaps he should consider resigning to allow somebody who actually wants to fulfill the responsibilities of the position to take over.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2011/01/18/2010-campus-plan-update-special-anc-meeting-on-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-503223 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:44:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=24892#comment-503223 Hey ya’ll,

I really do encourage students to come out to the meeting and share their perspective; whatever it might be. In the end it is students that this plan affects most and we need to make sure our voice is heard.

–Jake

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