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February 10, 2014

Speaking of Tasks

by at 1:17 pm.

Christopher of Learning Lowell has an extremely excellent post taking a look at task forces, in light of the following motion for tomorrow night’s Council meeting:

C. Belanger – Req. City Council request Mayor appoint a downtown economic development task force.

There was a lot of discussion on Facebook around this item, so Christopher starts out with quotes from that discussion. His post highlights organizations that have in interest in economic revitalization downtown, and also the history of the last 12 years of master plans and studies.

I very much suggest Christopher’s post be required reading for the entire City Council before tomorrow night’s meeting…it’s that good. There is a ton of context and some good, solid suggestions. It raises very important questions, and I think the Councilor who can speak credibly to those issues will be light years ahead of everyone else. If a Councilor want to sound really intelligent, they should bring a copy of his post to the City Council meeting tomorrow night!

7 Responses to “Speaking of Tasks”

  1. Paul@01852 Says:

    A councilor who is “light years ahead of everyone else” only gets ignored at best and vilified at worst (viz., Patrick O. Murphy)

  2. JasonH Says:

    At last years CC meeting regarding parking kiosks on Father Morrisette it was clear that some councilors had not only NOT read the Evolution plan; they were somehow completley unaware of it! Kennedy even asked the question “Isn’t that report ten years old” - seriously depressing.

  3. joe from Lowell Says:

    A carrier, a missile cruiser, and a couple of destroyers ought to be enough to take care of Downtown.

    Or did you mean a different kind of task force?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    “Isn’t that report ten years old”
    Marty Lorrey asked that question.

  5. Lynne Says:

    Comment #4, it might have been a mistake on your part, but if not, please pick a nickname when you post!

  6. George DeLuca Says:

    “Isn’t that report ten years old”
    Marty Lorrey asked that question.

  7. JasonH Says:

    Sorry Ed, my mistake

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