I am not so sure. Nor is the Bainbridge Postscript blogger. In the comments, Sally points to a few additional concerns and advises to email the council to let them know we want a better deal. Meanwhile the park we could have on Weaver is left abandoned.
An editorial in the Review would like us to believe there were never
lots in Winslow available for sale for parks and that's why the land
use commission has not bought any. I beg to differ with this
"presentation" as one of the first (if not the first) lot the
Open Space Commission considered was a lot close to cohousing that would have been
a perfect pocket park at a cheap price. The commission (only people
living outside of Winslow?) declined to buy...
National Park(ing) Day is an initiative to the Trust for Public Land. Read more about it in Treehugger (again). It makes you think about the car monopoly on public space. What about having the city (or concerned citizens) taking part?
The Bainbridge Word criticizes the Review for publishing a full page ad (on
page 2 of this saturday issue) paid for by Jeffrey Sneller* to attack City Council candidate Kim Brackett. The tone and content of the text is quite aggressive and who knows if it is within what it is legally acceptable to publish. I bet that this ad will backfire against its author's wishes and stimulate support for Kim Brackett. The Review also published on page 5 a much smaller ad in favor of Kim Brackett. I Wonder if they knew about the ad on page 2...
I was discussing with a friend about downtown parking and returned to the argument that there would be a significant number of parking spots available if the city and the merchants stopped using so many for "free" or for a handful of dollars per month.
CarolAnn Barrows, Lauren Sato Ellis, John Waldo, Blill Knobloch are the 4 candidates for the Central Ward. They have created very traditional web1.0 websites where visitors cannot comment and question but with the ultra-traditional restricted form. It would have been so much easier to open blogs.