They may not cotton to our fancy big city ideas of stacking tall polygons near mass transit and have a sense of entitlement about the name of a Metro station that isn't even in their town, but things appear to be changing in our neighbor to the west, and we don't just mean about the townfolk becoming less obscene.
How much have things changed? The guy who said this didn't get elected mayor.
Security: Yes - and more in some neighborhoods than others. Convincing those who would prey on our residents and businesses to leave will remain tied as my number one issue. We have an excellent police force, an excellent zoning department, and citizens who care. We are a TEAM and together we need to maintain pressure on 'bad performers'.Six years ago, this subtle rhetoric might have lead to a landslide of Reagan-beats-Mondale-plus-Dukakis-plus-Jimmy-Carter-at-the-same-time-with-one-hand-tied-behind-his-back proportions. So that and some fun letters to the editor about "sanctuary cities" notwithstanding, things appear to be changing for the better next door.
On the other hand, though, Herndon's first (and only) gay bar has apparently shut down. Two steps forward, one step back, etc., etc., the end.