- Apr 20, 2009
I agree! But the political environment is toxic to that solution! Chesterfield wants to have more control over the money spent when supporting the RVA region, the City wants the money, but does not want to give any say to the county! The city burned bridges along time ago! Voters in Chesterfield are more concered about keeping the schools top notched then any regional cooperation! Unfortunately the city tried to be dominated when they had 100,000 less residents then Chesterfield! The problem was the city wanted the money, but were not willing to work with the counties! Sorry I did not want to get political in this forum! I just wish RVA could do a better job on regional issues!Folks like me who live in Chesterfield help make up a large majority of the people who attend events there. In other words, Chesterfield should work with the city because their citizens benefit from having a regional facility. I don't know a single person who grew up in the surrounding counties that doesn't have memories of attending games at the baseball stadium or the coliseum. It would be a real tragedy if current families or future generations lose the opportunity to share memories at these type of venues because local leaders can't reach an agreement or work together.