Making This Work...
For those who would like to be able to post, rather than just comment, I am going to try something new. I believe I have created a way for postings to be made, and still retain your anonymity. Now, I'm sure we are going to really catch some %$*#! for this move, but I understand the frustration of only being able to comment. Still working on this, and I will provide more information at a future date.
I also endorse, and suggest, that everyone visit http://www.cleanupnewalbany.com/ site for another forum that allows dialogues on various topics (I have a sign in my yard, and more are available). It is a very welcomed effort, and has an important mission. The messages they are sending are vital to the future of our city.
Also, I want to make it clear to everyone that I am not getting paid anything to host this blog. This is something I am doing out of concern for what is happening within our City.
To Mr. Deatrick, we appreciate your contributions. Please don't be put off by cheap shots taken by others. I was appalled that the Economic Development position went to a 24 (?) year old. Although I admit I haven't had the pleasure of meeting this young man, I have my concerns. How much experience can he possibly have? Why didn't he attend the Downtown symposium and talk with the merchants who are trying to reinvigorate a business district? Does anyone know anything about what he's been doing thus far?
For Bluegill, I have some remarks for you, but I will have to save that for later when I have more time, as your comments were especially vicious. But, just for starters, I don't believe it's necessary to re-write a complete newspaper article to draw attention to a specific portion that causes alarm or begs for clarification. Also, who are these private developers who are going to spend $40K to "study" what type of business they may (or may not) bring to New Albany? Could it be that they are (gasp!) ANONYMOUS??? Cowards!