About "An Agenda for Memphis" and Mayor A C Wharton's plan to take advantage of our "unique mystique":
"We may be one of the top murder capitals in America, but is telling the rest of nation weekly that fact productive? Now we have The Police Women of Memphis. While the show is entertaining, as a whole, Memphis comes off as a city with a vast population gripped with poverty and socially dysfunctional. All I hear is Memphis needs to be better at telling its story. Is this the story we are going with?" — DoubtingThomas
About "Cohen, Herenton Both Early Vote and Haul Supporters to the Polls":
"I have just recently moved back to Memphis [and] the decision to come back was mostly because Herenton was out of my government. If he is elected, my choice to stay in Memphis will have to be reevaluated. I don't think that I am alone in this thinking, as a person in their mid to late 20s with a college degree and hopes for a better economy."
About "Bike Action at City Hall" and the city's pledge to add 55 miles of bike lanes:
"Does the money include putting in cycle-friendly storm drain grates? Nothing quite like flipping over the handlebars when your bike tire gets stuck in a storm drain."
— mad merc
About "Tunica Transit" and the possibility of a high-speed bus linking Memphis with the casinos:
"Memphis has been bleeding cash for years. This will only open the wound more. If Mississippi wants our money let them come and get it. They have been doing a great job so far. Let's not help them." — Rdoug52
Comment of the Week:
About "An Agenda for Memphis":
"Government subsidies for the arts are even more suspect than those for any other industry. I don't recall any government subsidies needed to lure Carl Perkins here, or enable Sam Phillips, Joe Coughi, Quentin Claunch, the Bihari brothers, or Willie Mitchell to operate studios and create so many of the world's favorite recordings. Really, that's our main claim to fame." — wintermute
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