By: Diane Benjamin
You already know that Tari Renner’s handpicked committee doesn’t represent the interest of anybody outside their tiny group who think downtown is the future. (Decades of facts to the contrary are immaterial) https://blnnews.com/2017/05/03/taris-downtown-task-force/
I know you don’t need proof, but:
You can see what they have been up to here: http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-552
I haven’t read every document yet, but from what I can tell the Committee is just listening to the opinions of staff learned at all the conferences you paid for. These people don’t know the history of downtown and what has been tried before and failed. Lather, Rinse, Repeat!
I did see why Alderman Mathy wants parking meters. The business owners and people who work downtown need to be forced to park in the garage. Meters will do that, maybe.
I also saw why the library move and transit hub was proposed. The Front and Center Building is what they really want redeveloped – but it’s just too hard.
See this report about safety downtown: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14542
Read the documents and inform yourself – just don’t try to read at bedtime. Either hysterical laughing or fear at incompetence will keep you awake.