Friday, October 5, 2012

2012 Sapphire Gala - Presidential Salutation Award Honoree Honorable Charles Meeker

St. Augustine's College honors Charles Meeker. He's credited for being "instrumental ... in the creation of a light rail sytem." Last time I checked no system was created and that decision rests with Wake voters.

Noticeable what the video highlights as Meeker's "accomplishments." It's all downtown. And not just downtown which theoretically would include areas like the South Park community of Shaw University and the College Park community of St. Augustine's College. Compared to Raleigh's "livable streets" those areas received the red-headed stepchild treatment under Meeker's watch - including serious crime issues and murders just outside St. Augustine's doorstep. Funny that St. Augustine's would thank him for this.