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Times Union Covers Downtown Groups
« on: February 19, 2007, 07:31:17 AM »
Times Union Covers Downtown Groups

Today, in the Business section of the Florida Time-Union, the effect of several downtown advocacy groups (MetroJacksonville included) was discussed.http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/021907/bus_7953815.shtml (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/021907/bus_7953815.shtml) This was a decent article, just a couple of comments.1. Bart Weitz, the Executive director for the Miller Center at UF, is apparently still living in the 1980s. There are several examples of grassroots organizations helping to successfully revitalize their neighborhoods and in a majority of major cities, downtown retail has been coming back, during the last decade.

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 04:12:10 PM »
I think in 2007, we will see a lot of changes downtown.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 07:44:40 PM »
This is a great example of why blogs kick ass. Instant feedback and commentary. Shortly after the story drops you guys were able to rebutt and correct any misquotes or misconceptions in the article. Be sure and check out the poll results, they are pretty interesting so far:

http://cgi.jacksonville.com/cgi-bin/polling.cgi?action=view&poll=2122

Keep up the good work. I know you guys are no flash in the pan.
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