Friday, January 8, 2010
Lets do this
Flint has had it's share of ups and downs, and I am sick of hearing about them.
"A Better Downtown Flint" is not about what we used to be, although we can learn from that.
It is not about how bad things have gotten, although that needs to be addressed.
This isn't a portal for overzealous, optimistic P.R. stories, although those can be appreciated.
"A Better Downtown Flint" is about what we can do to make our beloved community a vibrant, and incredible place.
There is an authenticity to this little plot of our state, an energy that comes from a growing group of students, workers, residents, and activists that love the feeling that comes with being downtown. It might be the history of the streets, and the buildings that give it such a sense of place. It may also be the presence of locally owned businesses and organizations that are so undeniably ours. Possibly it is the surprisingly diverse groups who populate the sidewalks, the university, and neighborhoods. As I learn more about my city, and more about what makes a place truely great, I want to share it with you. Whatever made you fall in love with this community, please share it with me, and keep working hard to make it a better place.