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Re: “What Would You Do Now?

Hey Valkraider, The #8 has to happen, next time you're in town take a look at the closed up businesses along the Main Street strip where the trolley rolls, those businesses are shut down (or shut down early) because no one goes there after dark and not that many in the daytime, the turnover is ridiculous. I am not advocate of more cars so much as I would keep the trolley on the street, but people come to Memphis and never visit Main Street because it is not accessible via vehicular and they don't know it exists. Memphis is not San Fran., San Diego, Seattle or Portland. But infact a smaller city that can't afford to lose business because of accessibility compromised by pedestrian only acess. I am not refeering to all 'Memphis businesses downtown' but inparticularly those on Main Street Mall that cannot be accessed by car. As for the crusising, that's a bunch of b.s., If you think crusiing leads to crime then you must think everyone who's poor is a criminal, no logic there. Who cares that people want to ride down the street time and time again, let them do it, if they are tailgating or driving eratically then write them a ticket or arrest them. Too many people come here on weekends and can't even drive around town due to this M.P.D.'s ridiculous blocking off of the streets.

Posted by Rebirth Critic on 04/07/2011 at 10:11 AM

Re: “What Would You Do Now?

What I would do:

1. Consolidate government
2. Impose every business/corporation to adopt a elementary or high school in the city.
3. Open a college bound/career center in downtown. Every high school junior/senior would have to attend session there two Saturdays of the month, work with a counselour and learn how to develop goals, a trade or some sort of plan for after high school.
4. Rebuild the airport, entice at least three major discount airlines to re-locate to Memphis.
5. Impose an aggresive zero tolerance plan against crime specifically focusing on loittering on street corners in known high crime areas.
6. Eliminate tyhe M.P.D.'s policy on "cruising" in downtown Memphis near Second & Beale vicinity, if we are going to become a progressive city we have to stop harrassing people for suspected "cruising".
7. Step massive development incentives for hotel developers in downtown, specifically targeting the Sterick and Chisca buildings just to name a few.
8. Re-open Main Street to vehicular traffic on the mall. No business wants to be located on a street that can only be accessed by foot or trolley.
9. Massive development of the convention center and Pinch district.
10. Offer tax incentives to residents to fix and upkeep dilapidated and blighted properties.

This is just 10, in a long line of things about Memphis that I would change
8.

Posted by Rebirth Critic on 04/07/2011 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Lowery Still Believes Herenton Will Resign

Why is Lowery talking about revamping the Pyramid and the Fairgrounds as two of his top priorities?????? Isn't crime the biggest detractor in Memphis? Isn't crime the Number 1 deterrant in allowing would-be corporations and small companies to choose Nashville over Memphis? Lowery needs to re-think his situation if he plans to be an puposeful Mayor-Pro-Tem and certainly if wants to stand a remote chance in a special election.

Posted by Rebirth Critic on 07/07/2009 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Some Advice for AC Wharton

It was probably a bad idea for Mayor Wharton to go on the Thaddeus show point blank, however, there are a number of far left-wing black folk in Memphis who accept Thaddeus as a legitimate journalist-no matter how how absurd and ridiculous he is. That said, Wharton's appearance on the show represents that he was speaking to a potential constituency in the upcoming Mayor's race. I do agree with Bruce here, Wharton should have not danced around the question but should have down played any notion of race baiting in his response to Matthews, but then again, if all of Memphis could learn to do that we'd be the greatest city in America. So much potential yet we still fall short.

Posted by Rebirth Critic on 07/06/2009 at 7:36 AM
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