Strategic Planning for the Commmunity Redevelopment Area - On June 5th the City Commission will advance the expansion of our CRA into the North Sarasota area, specifically the area covered by the Newtown Redevelopment Plan. Then on June 22 in a joint meeting with the CRA advisory board they will talk about strategic planning for the remaining ten years of the CRA. To oversimplify a bit, this will be largely about prioritizing the money that will be collected in the redevelopment trust fund in the next 10 years (when it expires). Much of that money is allocated already, but upwards of $70 million remains. The question - with housing, parking, roundabouts, streetscaping and other infrastructure, the cultural district, historic districts, transit, and all of the other things that have been discussed lately, and whatever hasn't that might be important to you, how would you prioritize the uses for that money?
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
You Choose the Subject - I often wish this format allowed the readers of the blog a change to post a new topic and get comment from me and others. So here's your chance; tell me what you want to read about, and I'll post new topics to cover them - within reason of course! What's on your mind, either that's new or that you haven't seen the answers to yet?