Thursday, March 05, 2009

Blog changes (not mine) and a meeting

While we've gone months without much in the way of changes to the local politics blog scene, in the last week all kinds of stuff happened.

Pioneer98 decided to close it up over at Information Swimming.

Davenport Growing Paines is back open after months of inactivity.

Even "The Fly" had a post up about the Promise over on Daily Davenport Politics, but he took it down before hardly anyone could read it. It was fairly middle-of-the-road as usual, although it did discuss the fact that "Special Elections" aren't working out so well lately.

Now if only SnarkyChick would come back, it'd be a renaissance era of blogging.

In other news, the city website has this Media Release: (The meeting sounds kind of invitation only, but if they didn't want others there why do a press release?)
City of Davenport Launches “Campus to Campus Plan”

Following up on the soon-to-be completed Older Commercial Corridor Revitalization Plan, the City of Davenport is launching an effort to continue the revitalization of the corridor between St. Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Representatives from various businesses and institutions within the area have been invited to begin the process by first defining the project area and sharing initial thoughts about how stronger connections can be created. Invited participants include the anchoring institutions of St. Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport Schools, businesses and organizations of the Hilltop area.

The meeting will be held:
Thursday, March 5, 2009
4:00-5:30 p.m.
JB Young Junior High School Cafeteria,
1702 Main Street

Wider public participation will be sought once the project’s parameters are further defined through the input gathered at this initial meeting. If you have questions, please contact Matt Flynn; Senior Manager-Planning Division; Community Planning and Economic Development Department

This is one of the better ideas to come out of the corridor study. It would basically make the area between Ambrose and Palmer into somewhat of a campustown area that serves both colleges. I won't be able to make the meeting (not sure if its open to the public anyway) but I look forward to hearing more about this process.


pioneer98 said...

So now that mine is gone, it's a "renaissance era" of local blogging? I resemble that comment.

Good luck to all local bloggers. It sure is easier being in the peanut gallery than on the stage.

Anonymous said...

we will miss you pioneer

QuadCityImages said...

Yes, I hardly meant to imply that losing Information Swimming was a good thing. The blog door is always open to a guest post from Pioneer as well.

Snarky Chick said...

Yes Pioneer, much easier to not be on the stage.

Sorry to see your blog go.

Matt said...

i'm actually one of the few remaining fence-sitters on the Promise issue 9even after the vote), and i have a sincere question about something... does The Reader occasionally slip from being an arts/music/theatre rag, to a soapbox for Todd McGreevey's stances, or is this just something that's only happened lately? i know that question sounds completely loaded, but it's honestly not. i'm honestly curious as someone interested in observing what happens to our local papers ( and also interested in the decline in visual arts reporting). has this happened before with the Reader's content? did i miss an announced shift in theme of the rag?

Anonymous said...

Guess you haven't been reading the Reader for long. It is hard for intelligent people not to get political in this riverburg of greeeeeeeed and incompeeeeetence.