January 7, 2010
I want to thank everyone who came out today! I am excited to be back here where I started four years ago. The area around the Library looks a little different today than it did 4 years ago when I first announced my candidacy for City Council. We now have the Social Security building, and across the street there is ongoing work on the re-hab of the stately Patrick Henry Hotel.
Indeed much has changed in Roanoke during the past 4 years, from greenways expansion, flood control work, Trolleys on Jefferson Street expanding a vital economic corridor to the hospital and soon to open medical school, a new art museum, support of many arts and cultural initiatives, new high schools at William Fleming and Patrick Henry - with ON-CAMPUS stadiums and at Fleming a field house. We also have seen neighborhood village streetscape improvements, and plans for other improvements Read more