The Alexandria, Virginia Government Lies
The Route 1 Interchange/Washington Street Urban Deck Stakeholders Participation Panel overwhelmingly rejected the shorter deck, August 26, 2000.
"RECEIPT OF REPORT ON THE WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE PROJECT PLANS FOR JONES POINT PARK AND THE URBAN DECK AND SETTING THE REPORT FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AND COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12."
It would state:
"There is general support for the concept of a shortened deck."
And at page 10:
"The Design Review Working Group supports whatever decision the City makes on the deck. The Urban Deck Stakeholder Panel, as a group, has not been presented with the plans for the smaller deck because they have not yet met."
Wrong. The Urban Deck Stakeholder panel met on August 26, 2000, and said no.
Nonetheless, at the subsequent events, the Alexandria City Council pretended otherwise.
With no public debate about the deck reduction, on December 12, 2000, they approved it unanimously.
That’s some government.