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Blakely Quote

I’m quoted in an AP article about Ed Blakeley:

Mid-City resident Bart Everson said that after Blakely started work in January, he saw him as the “last, best” hope for leadership in the city’s recovery. He said he still does, “but I haven’t seen the evidence of anything getting accomplished.”

“I still hold out hope something is going to happen,” he said. “He hasn’t left town yet.”

Wow, a writer who actually quotes me accurately. Hats off to Becky Bohrer.

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  1. Last week Jenel Hazlett and I went to the City Planning Commission to look at new plans for a strip mall.

    The Strip Mall represents a giant step backwards for Carrollton Avenue, no accomodations were made for bikes or pedestrians. Since this area falls within the Recovery Zone that was drawn out by the Office of Revovery Managment I assumed that they would be active in reviewing the plans.

    Not so.

    So while people continue to plan the harsh reality is what is being approved for re-building falls far short of what we planned for.

  2. Kelly Kelly

    That’s great! I was quoted in the Milwaukee Business Journal last week, but it was all

    -blah blah blah blah, Kuglitsch said.
    -blah blah blah blah, Kuglitsch said.

    No direct quotes, even.

    Guess that’s what I get for talking to a reporter about dry law stuff.

  3. KamaAina KamaAina

    Karen: No accommodations for pedestrians? What about for pedestrians with disabilities? That’s required under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Someone suggested that neighborhood activists use ADA requirements to fight (or at least improve) developments like these (I believe the one in question was the even bigger one proposed for N. Carrollton).

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