Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Number 5, in a series

Marie Johns for Mayor, BrooklandBrookland.

The other political scuttlebutt is that the powers that be (Congress, the White House) don't like the passel of Mayoral candidates and are encouraging Mayor Williams to get back in the race. They must not be too sure that CM Cropp can beat the "populist" Adrian Fenty.

Interesting place, Washington, DC.

Oh, two things worry me about Marie Johns: (1) the last two utility executives in city government, Harold Brazil, and Sharon Pratt Kelly, didn't do that good of a job. (2) I hate how she refers to citizens as customers. It's as citizens that we deserve and demand quality, and it is as citizens that we drive the process of democracy.

That being said, people speak highly of her.


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