Gregg voices his opinion on the ongoing saga in Northern Virginia known as “day laborers”. It’s a politically and racially charged issue up around here, especially in Herndon, where I live. Basically, I agree with Gregg; Kilgore is a douche-bag. A couple of points, though. Gregg says:
I am sure, despite my lefty liberal bent, I’d not want to live next door to the day labor center.
Thing is, the proposed day-laborer site in Herndon is not next door to any residential areas. It would be housed in the facility that the Herndon police department is currently using, on the corner of Rock Hill Road and Route 606 on the border with Loudoun County (google map). It’s next door to the Town of Herndon’s Public Works facility (garage, etc.), the local recycling center, and across the street from an auto shop and a 7-11.
While there are some residential areas nearby, I would argue that it’s farther away from houses than the current congregation point at Alabama Ave. & Elden St… the 7-11 that gets so much bad publicity (google map). It’s less of a traffic hazard, too, since the location has its own parking area.
I’m all for the proposed site. I actually want my tax dollars funding something like this.