Friday, May 16, 2008
Think bigger: a chat with Roy Jambor, MPC senior planner
Jambor says his real target group for getting citizens involved in the planning process is elementary kids. He mentioned a program called Box City. He'd like to make an outreach beginning in 3rd grade (does MSS partcipate in any such?). Secondarily, he'd like to get college students engaged (rotsa ruck, Roy).
Anyway, the document is on the MPC website under a subtitle which says MPC Master Planning Meeting. You need the latest Adobe Reader version to see it, I think.
He says it's important for everyone to offer input, regardless of the meetings. Email or letters will welcomed.
This may be our last opportunity at creating a community-wide compromise toward planning, Jambor believes. One of the key questions: what do we do with our blighted inner city neighborhoods?
He points to Chattanooga and Denver as cities doing the smart urban adjustments.
And he says that there are signs of a growing acceptance of public transport in Shreveport. Evidently Sportran numbers are up. We need to build bus shelters to enhance the alternative, he says.
Posted by Robert Trudeau at 4:33 PM