Last fall she (Grafflin) posted a blog on the Albany Bicycle Master Plan process. She complained that they hired a Canadian consultant (they were actually based in the US and happened to have a nearby Canadian office- considering our proximity to Canada this shouldn't such a big deal) and that the whole plan was lip-service. She inserted opinions about what direction she thought the plan should go in and made sure she included some personal insults to the city staff and others involved. I commented that having an outside eye (the Canadian consultant) could be a good thing and that it was too early to judge. She replied back with a new post saying she didn't even care about the Bike Plan or bicycling and she thought it was all stupid and unnecessary anyway. So I commented suggesting that if she shouldn't go back and forth on where she stands on the issue. Either you support the plan and you don't approve of the process or you don't support the plan so the process is irrelevant. She responded that I should probably stop reading her blog if I don't like that she goes back and forth on an issue. Regardless of whether the city will carry out the recommendations in the plan or if the plan is all it could be, I think she did "reporting" on it a real disservice. I've seen her go back and forth on other issues on her blog too and if flooded with comments she just throws up her hands and says "I don't really care anyway."Do you have a story? Send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I'll share it here. Anonymity is assured.
Metroland has (very quickly) caught wind of Say No to ACO. Check out the post here. Make sure you read the comments!
Finally, I've never done a blog before. If you have any suggestions for Say No to ACO, please pass them along.
This is just the beginning. Spread the word. Ms. Grafflin must be held accountable.