For those keeping track of the ever-changing signage at Euro Classic Furniture, it may have struck you odd that they recently threw their support toward the recently elected and Vision Zero advocate, Chloe Eudaly.
While their scorn toward outgoing commissioner, Steve Novick, is understandable given his presiding over the transportation bureau that is responsible for the Foster Streetscape Plan they so colorfully opposed, we had to wonder why they felt they had an ally in Eudaly.
And to be honest, the notion that Eudaly may somehow reshape the highly anticipated plans for Foster had us a bit paranoid.
Our rational brain reminded us of a couple things, though: just because Novick oversaw PBOT, it doesn’t mean incoming mayor Wheeler will dole out the same bureau responsibilities once in office. Secondly, Eudaly has gone on record saying she supports Vision Zero and, to our knowledge, never made any public comments about putting a halt to high profile transportation projects.
Still, after more than a decade of fighting for transportation, safety, and aesthetic enhancements for Foster, Euro Classic’s signage still had us contemplating “what if?”
But then we received this, a note from Eudaly to one of our readers, who happened to reach out to her with similar concerns:
“Commissioner-Elect Chloe Eudaly does not personally know Jon Schleifer and had no knowledge of the sign until it appeared on Instagram. In her one prior exchange with Mr. Schleifer she informed him that safe streets for all users was her overriding concern on Foster-Powell and throughout the city. While she was perplexed by the sentiment, she would like to commend him on his haiku writing skills.”
While Eudaly’s comments do not explicitly state support for the Streetscape Plan, it should put some worry to rest. And the fact that Schleifer’s haiku-writing skills were not lost on her just made her that much more worthy of representing us on City Council.