Development and sustainability and the mayor and such

One more day of equitable, sustainable workshopping for Mayor Madeline Rogero who has out in Kansas City for the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.

She’s there talking on communicating projects in the city.

“Our projects speak for themselves,” she said, referring to the State Street Garage blog. But she also referred to public meetings for input on projects, twitter and other social media and how they can be used by the a city to get word out on what it’s up to.

She’s reaching back to the Braodway and Fifth Ave. task force, too, which initially met to talk on homeless issues and morphed over time to include other issues along the corridor.

“That led, ultimately, for a bigger plan for investment and redevelopment,” she said, that included facade projects and even the signs of more life in Happy Holler.

“That started with Bill Lyons (her deputy mayor for policy), when he was working with Bill Haslam and they held a series of public meetings for people to air their gripes and concerns,” Rogero said.

It’s the squeaky wheel that gets grease. Unless that wheel is totally off-balance. I think that’s how the saying goes.

Have a good weekend, everyone.


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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