I’m in Salt Lake City for a week because I write on the Internet and people like it. Maybe you should blog?
Ed Rendell knows what’s up – if you want progressive leadership that takes local governance and economic growth to the next level instead of sitting on its butt, then you need to support John Callahan for Northampton Exec and Willie Reynolds for Bethlehem Mayor. Rendell showed up as a special guest at a recent fundraiser [...]
Everybody’s talking about the Bob Donchez mailer’s smarmy use of a 10-year-old picture of Willie Reynolds (although in fairness it looks like he might be using a 10-year-old photo of himself in his own press materials…) but let’s not overlook how funny it is that Mr. Donchez is touting his favorable rating from the “Citizens [...]
I’ll write a proper post later on Willie Reynolds’s Winning Our Neighborhoods plan, but I can’t resist laughing at the Bob Donchez reaction: Reynolds’ mayoral opponent, Bethlehem Councilman Robert Donchez, said while candidates from all city neighborhoods should be encouraged to run, he’s against districted seats. “Historically, we have had many members of city council [...]
Oh hell yeah! This is why I was so obnoxiously pro-NIZ all last year. This is Allentown’s chance to finally live up to its status as PA’s 3rd largest city, with a legit skyline and enough dirt cheap Class A office space to beat back suburban sprawl office park development for the next half century. [...]
Everybody’s going to hate it when the sequester cuts 700,000 jobs next week, so Republicans are, understandably, trying to win the blame game. The problem for them is that it’s completely their fault. Think back to why we have the sequester. The sequester cuts were supposed to kick in only if the Supercommittee negotiations failed. [...]
When the state created the NIZ tax district, they made the land downtown more valuable. Overnight, landowners there became eligible for a boatload of state subsidies to build buildings. Lots of people wanted to get in on that, but there is only so much land within the NIZ borders, so land prices got bid up. [...]