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DDA Board Approves Tunnel Contract. OK, Moving On.

Not able to attend, I made running twitter commentary. Here’s a selection of them. First. wouldn’t it be interesting if Twitter comments could run as a live feed on a digital ticker on the commission chamber walls? What do you think?

  1. Mike Grant
    February 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe you could set up a live feed at the State Theater and do like an MST3k thing.

  2. Chris H
    February 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I was thinking the same thing as I watched from my couch with the iPad nearby….how cool would it be to comment via twitter live to city meetings. 140 characters, short and sweet!

  3. sally
    February 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

    the diniosaurs unfortunately populate all the boards and commissions………..
    thanks for your watchdogging gary……….
    im also down for the count……….
    liquids and zinc and emergen-C’s
    best
    sally

  4. February 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Thinking about the tunnel. I do want to say that it isn’t the worst thing, it’s just not the best thing. There is a lot of people who put considerable weight into the hopes and dreams of a tunnel here, and they’ve done so as a concept for over a decade. No matter how much I think it’s an unimaginative and myopic project, it remains a popular default for a citizenry yet unable to imagine a changed bayfront and Grandview Parkway.

    As I told one city commissioner yesterday, my goal hasn’t changed. Grandview Parkway can be an asset rather than a detriment to the entire Bayfront Project. The changing of the corridor isn’t to simply improve N/S access, it’s to extend the use of the parkland southward. Right now, the highway ROW is around 110 feet, but it effectively extends another 20-30 feet into parkland because it produces an uncomfortable environment for adjacent areas. The character of the road can be changed, but it’s going to take clear leadership, knowledgeable decision makers and a public willing to support those efforts. This need not be a 20-30 year project.

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