Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I think it's time for this town (note: I didn't say city) had an enema. This town has been run by the good old boys system of government for way to long. This town needs to be dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming. Jacksonville needs leadership with vision. Leadership that understands how much potential Jacksonville has.
Leadership that understands what an Urban Core is and what Jacksonville's could be. Leadership that isn't afraid to call bullshit on the City Council, JTA, JEA and any of the prehistoric ideas they have and may come up with to "better Jacksonville".
A leader of redevelopment that knows how important historic architecture is to the future and character of a city. A leader in the support of local arts and artists.
I know the Mayoral election isn't until the spring of 2011. But this is the time to start thinking about who we as a people are going to replace mini-mayor with. Like it or not a campaign is nothing more than a popularity contest. And the group that creates an early buzz for their candidate has a big advantage.
I think it's time for the Jacksonville's urban core, Downtown, Springfield, Riverside, and San Marco to take the lead. By this, I mean we should back a winner.
I am officially throwing my full support behind the election of Biggie Tea himself, Tony Allegretti. Think about it. This is a Better Jacksonville Plan.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge bike fan. I put myself through school on the back of bike in New York. I discovered my love of Florida through off road cycling. I think biking is the healthiest and most environmental mode of transportation ever invented.