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As NARPAC, Inc. completes its eighth full year of online operations, our web site is receiving over 500 visitors each day, providing nearly 200,000 'hits' per month. We would like to know more about why you came, and what you would like from us. Please take a minute or two to complete the poll below, provide a comment or suggestion, and if you feel so inclined, provide a contribution.



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READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

Here are some verbatim unsolicited comments we have received over the past eight years:

2/98: I've just come across your website, and it's my first acquaintance with NARPAC. You seem to have a very sound and well-balanced approach, and I would like to know more about.....

6/98: Your website is packed with very useful information. Please add me to any mail/e-mail lists you may currently have....

10/98: I admired your website and much of your analysis is excellent. I was wondering if you could give me some background on.....

12/98: I am a DC resident. This is a good and useful website with a lot of valuable info and links. Thank you....

1/99: I was extremely impressed with your concrete, well-reasoned suggestions for the DC financial picture. I am a municipal bonds analyst looking for....

3/99: NARPAC's website is extremely informative. I'm very glad to know about it....

4/99: I am doing research for three papers for a humaities class I am taking at UMd. When I came across this site, I knew my prayers had been answered. It is comprehensive and saved me so much time. The links to other sites are outstanding. Keep up the good work. NARPAC deserves an award.....

5/99: I would like to congratulate you on your website. I do not think there is another DC-related site on the web so objective and comprehensive. I have forwarded the address to everyone in our research department, as well as some of the brokers....

5/99: As several contributors have pointed out, NARPAC does make a valuable contribution to the continuing debate over DC's future.....

9/99: Great site. I've learned a lot from you about my adopted hometown. Hard to pick a favorite, but it may well be the Anacostia/Arlington comparison....

12/99: How utterly amusing it is you stiffs from the sterility of the Maryland and Virginia suburbs should dare to tell DC residents how to run our city.....Could you, like, mabe stick your xxx nose into your own xxx. Cause, like, you're zombie burban scum that should be banned from our city.....

12/99: Am impressed with your website and interested in exploring uses of your excellent data.....

10/00: ....we need some information on (a program). Your website was one of the few that had anything on it. So I am curious if.....

10/00:....I'm a reporter...I'm writing a story about DC and was going to quote NARPAC's economic landscape policy paper.....

10/00: I am a....French...journalist.. (coming to) DC next week to write an article about the city and its problems....I would very much like to meet with someone from NARPAC.....

11/00: Thank you and congratulations for a superb web page. It is the most factual and substantive page I have found on the web, and it always seems to answer my question or point me in the right direction...(it) should be a model for any metropolitan area to educate its citizens....

5/01: The information presented on (your web site) is pertinent and valuable, however there both typographical and grammatical errors...

6/01: Interested in your speakers list -- would you please e-mail a list of those available to speak, their topics and backgrounds...

7/01: Are you folks updating your web site? I don't see any new entries...

8/01: I like your site. Keep up the good work!

8/01: I just read the NARPAC alternative to the "Rivlin Vision"...it would be helpful to develop a version of this document to circulate in a paper format...(done)

8/01: ...who should I contact about obtaining permission to use material from your web site in one of the college textbooks we are developing?...

10/01: I enjoyed seeing your web page and learning more about NARPAC...I hope to see it again...

10/01: I like your web site and I especially like the section called "Photo Album"...how often does it come out?...

10/01: I love your site. I first came across it when considering buying a home in DC. Your perspective made me wary but optimistic. I have since bought a house...and am working to make my little piece of DC a better place. Keep it up, keep it going!

7/03: outstanding

11/03: I have just found your website and it would appear that our new group shares many of your views....

12/03: Re your page on robotic parking...there is a technical problem with any use where hundreds of clients arrive at the same instant.....

1/04: I find your analysis of relative government expenditures highly argumentative and faulty....

1/04: Many praises for the most straightforward and best researched info on DC one can find anywhere. funny as hell too.....

2/04: I find it hard to believe that such an organizatrion as NARPAC can make statements about current housing trends in Tenleytown or anywhere else without taking into consideration that......

4/04: I am currently writing a paper on politics inside the beltway pertaining to local governments. This web site has helped me tremendously. I appreciate all the hard work you're doing to keep this site updated.....

4/04: Our firm is highly skilled and qualified to address many of the issues brought to light in your summary on your NARPAC homepage....

4/04: After reading this article, I investigated many other very well-written and researched articles you have posted....How come I didn't hear about your organization earlier?.... 5/04: ....I pray you will be successful in turning around some of the tough challenges facing DC....

5/04: ...just thought I would drop you a line, to let you know I enjoyed looking at your neat website...

6/04: We are one of the car park operator based in Malaysia. We would like to approach your company to built up a tower parking at your own cost and operating by your own company....

6/04: I have a radio program on.....I may be interested in having you on as a guest...

8/04: I found the editorial about "low-income" housing difficult to decipher. The whole concept of affordable housing is ridiculous....

10/04: I was wondering if you could give out any information on the current Fannie Mae scandal...

11/04: Maybe you can help direct me. I am a commercial real estate agent working with a large financially sound company that needs a 100-bed acute care center for the mentally ill...

12/04: I wanted to ask your honest opinion about the safety of a white 29-yr old male living in the Petworth/Columbia Heights area.....

5/05: ....you incorrectly identify a building as "Meridan at Gallery Place", which is a nearby new apartment building on Mass Ave, NW....

5/05: You are on target about the Whitehurst Freeway.....the urban deck concept for the Kennedy Centewr is excellent, however....Bravo on endorsing a promenade for South Capitol Street...

6/05: I heard on the radio the other day that the Green Line may expand to...Ft Meade...Is that true...?

6/05: My healthy and active 78-yr old mother was recently walking in her upper-NW neighborhood...and fell on a broken sidewalk....help guide me to the correct people responsible for maintaining these....treacherous walkways...

7/05: I would like your comments on the attached WMATA white paper which I plan to submit...

7/05: I am searching for information on the major campaign donors for DC City Council members...

8/05: (Re NARPAC article on new baseball stadium:) ...if in the very first paragraph you can't even get the name of the place (the team) came from correct, how can I believe anything else in the article..?

8/05: Excellent article on the SEED school comment...

9/05: I am wondering if it would be possible to get more data on...metro (station) usage...?

9/05: You were on point summarizing the city's problems. We must change the stutus quo...

10/05: I am interested in redeveloping areas downtown and was wondering what the busiest (Metro) station is in DC?....

12/05: Be careful you don't assume away the continuing existence of environmental problems at St. E's Hospital site...

12/05: I would appreciate it very much if you could have a "printable version" of your excellent articles...that include charts and graphs....

3/06: I had never heard of your site...(until I used a search engine to look into) St. Elizabeth's condition....I have had the opportunity to see some progress in Anacostia, but am also dismayed at the majority of what I see...

3/06: An outstanding job on the Comp Plan's Housing Element. Any chance you would consider a similar assessment of the Environmental Element?...

5/06: Re parking garages, I would think it would be more feasible to follow Munich, Germany's answer to using the least amount of space for the maximum amount of vehicles... (a 20-story circular building, ed).

5/06: Won't be back (to site). Transforming DC's outdated military facilities into city revenues is a cry from a liberal.....If you don't like what DC has become, leave....Your article is anything but fair and balanced...The bases you speak of house missions you can't even comprehend...

7/06: Recently WMATA has said the Anacostia Metro Station is one of DC's busiest...You say that (it) has not gained ridership since 1990. Who is misleading the public...you or WMATA?

8/06: (Re 'gentrification')...Testify brother!....I agree with you 100% and think it's a shame that not one of the candidates even questions the socialist bent of District policies in so many areas... Keep up the good work!

9/06: Your reference to St. E's throughout this article is correct. However, when you spell out the name of the hospital, there is NO apostrophe in it...

WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT

This page was updated on Oct 5, 2006


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