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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2009, 09:35:43 AM »
Maybe because the french history of jacksonville stopped in 1565?  If you want to have a Mardi Gras more power to ya.  Personally never needed an excuse to get drunk, but apparently some do.  Could attract some folks to downtown, particularly since there has been more club activtiy down there.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2009, 10:09:03 AM »


Wow!  Why don't women sport "MATTERHORNS" like that anymore? These days they sag, droop, drag, and drape.  Oh, I know why, because they show the real thing now and don't leave anything to the imagination anymore.  Anyhoo, I think she is so beautiful sporting her mountainous "tats." Ah, the good and gracious things of the past!

By the way, is that Mayor Hans Tanzler looking so happy with his sh** eating grin?  I would be too.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2009, 10:20:54 AM »
By the way everyone, that is actress Lee Meredith (dammit), along with her jutting tats, posing with Mayor Hans Tanzler way back when (1968?).

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2009, 01:50:07 PM »

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2009, 02:57:08 PM »
I recently attended a convention in San Diego and I was very impressed by this city.  I stayed at the Hotel Solamar in the Gaslight District.  When I first arrived, I took a walking tour of the area.  There was an excellent selection of retail, dining and entertainment.  Petco Park was only blocks away from my hotel.  Especially on baseball game nights, the city was alive with people on the streets well into the night.
I enjoyed my experience at the convention center.  I was within walking distance of my hotel and had ample space for our convention, exhibitors, registration, etc.  It was adjacent to two trolley stations.
I took advantage of the trolley, purchasing a four-day pass for only $14.  One-way tickets are $2.50 and one-day passes are $5.  I went as far as the San Ysidro station to the south to visit Mexico and out to the Middletown area to walk over to Balboa Park.  I made one special trip to 24th Street Station to get lunch at In-n-Out.
Overall, San Diego was a city that made me want to move west.  It is an example of a well-planned city that we would gain a lot from studying.
As for the folks who feel that powerful churches are hampering our city's growth/progress, many people do believe that downtown Jacksonville won't have a nightlife like San Diego, Tampa or Atlanta because there are powerful religious leaders who oppose expansion of nightclubs and bars in downtown Jacksonville. 
Another issue in Jacksonville is the wholesale destruction of the local history.  The problem does lie in the lack of a comprehensive plan for the city.  Jacksonville moves forward in fits and starts and ends up a jumble of false starts and vacant lots.  Shipyards project?  Hot dog stands on the Main Street Bridge?  D--n shame...
With regard to 'dissing' the city, I agree with those who are frustrated that more is not being done in our city.  I think that the dissing is a challenge for us all to move Jacksonville forward... 
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2009, 10:25:52 PM »
Sorry to stay a bit off topic, but for those interested in that picture (as I was!:D ) the jax historical society has info on it:

http://www.jaxhistory.com/journal11.html

Scroll down to "Consolidation's Most Famous Photo"
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2009, 05:08:20 PM »

I think all of us should never diss this city. I was born and raised in this city and I'm blessed to live here. I would never say anything rotten about it and never will.

Everyone should stop taking a comments written on this thread so seriously and personally, a little humor and the ability to laugh at yourself and your city can go along way towards open conversation and less decisions being made behind closed doors.

And really, no comments on the "Manatee Vagina" comment.  People where's your sense of humor?

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2009, 07:43:13 PM »
Walking around with blinders on is the last thing anyone needs to do. Especially if you care about the city which I believe most on here do. For to long many have ignored the problems in this city or just dont care. I wish the city the best, but its going to be very difficult with the leadership we have in place. Now back to San Diego, what an unlimited amount of different transit, shopping, etc right downtown.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2009, 10:04:19 PM »
don't forget an unlimited amount of homeless people (just like Jax) too!

Wait, you didn't notice them?  That's because, unlike Jacksonville, there were als other people on the streets...so the homeless don't stand out.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: San Diego
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2009, 11:00:27 PM »
Pointless, because all cities have homeless issues New York. Miami etc. So I'll put the mute button on for ya.