Director of New Greenville Uriah Ward said he did not support “privatizing public space,” particularly the proposal of building a STEAM center on the Town Common. “This project deviates from the master plan,” Ward said. “It is primarily an indoor space that does not belong in a park. If we give up any of this … Continue reading Uriah in the News: Town Common
This past Saturday, I spent my day at the annual Greenville City Council planning session. This is the time every year when the council gathers with staff to discuss their priorities for the year. This year something a little strange happened. The City Council chose, as their number one priority, something that had never been … Continue reading Building on the Town Common?
Note: I origionally wrote this letter in November of 2015. There was a strong outpouring of public support, it was endorsed by the Human Relations Council but it never made it to the City Council Agenda. It isn't too late to do the right thing. To the Mayor and City Councilors of Greenville, I’m writing … Continue reading Syrian Refugees: An Open Letter to City Council (Reposted)
Many municipalities are moving towards building crosswalks, bike lanes, sidewalks and greenways. However, there is frequently pushback against funding these projects. I’ve seen it in many communities, including my own. Most people drive. Most people haven’t been on the greenway. Most don’t walk or bike to get to their job or to the store. So, … Continue reading The Moral Imperative for Crosswalks
There is going to be a special election next year and that is a big deal. Many observers have pointed out that it may not necessarily be a boon for Democrats across the state. The Republican legislature will have the opportunity to draw even better maps for themselves and may attempt to draw out rising … Continue reading Don’t Forget the City Councils