"BOULEVARD OF OF BROKEN DREAMS" green day
"My shadow's only one that walks with me, through these broken dreams"
I seem to be getting some pushback on the remarks I made at Painesville City Council Meeting Monday night.
I debated saying anything but standing downtown Saturday it struck me. Let's say I had an epiphany None of this will save my town, it's all B#@ls*#t!
While thinking about it could someone please fix the timer on this traffic light at State and Main?
Interesting downtown idea with little or no forethought. What are we trying to accomplish with this?
The Main St. businesses are suffering? No doubt how long again was this project proposed to take?
Look I know a lot of grant money was used and to many grant money is free money. Also some grant money used could have been used for other issues in town and general fund money now to me that's a sin. We are putting fake brick sidewalks in a town where everyone living here or coming here knows we have the worse street's in the county.
$1,300,000 for streetscape, $22,000 a year to help fund the downtown Painesville Organization,. Over seven years that comes to over $150,000 since 2007. And what have we got to show for all this? I know! Fairport wants to try it's hand at this.
Look as I explained at the meeting Painesville consists of more than a Park and two blocks downtown. I guess we must be trying to fool someone?
What causes growth it's simple... JOB'S. Spend some money and or get some people to promote someone coming into the CORE building, a hundred people with jobs will have a more positive result then parallel parking on Main St.
Yes and I also believe a small minority of businesses in town weld more than a little weight with administrators and council. How does spending limited resources downtown benefit Rider's Inn, Steele Mansion, Silvestro's Depot Café? along with many outlining businesses. Even T&T Bakery. Close but not that close.
Maybe we just have a big misunderstanding here? I believe growth will come from improved neighborhoods and others believe growth will come from downtown and out to the neighborhoods.
Mr. Fodor questioned councilman Flock who approached him on the desire to rehabilitate the railroad station? Many did including myself.
"You need a VIABLE DOWNTOWN" really wonder how Mentor get's by?
Oh and I will continue to attend council meeting's