Many cities and several states are investigating the feasibility of establishing public banks. Using public capital to provide reserves for a public bank is a good way to leverage reserves on hand to loan money to public infrastructure projects and to help fund loan programs for local entrepreneurial startups administered through loan agencies. The interest on the loans goes back into the public coffers and thus saves ...more »
What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville
Check out the scarecrow festival in Cambria, CA. It runs all month of October. Kevin Hatfield, former mayor was ESTATIC when I showed him what they do every year! You have to see the pictures! We could use the rodeo grounds for daily use: bands, mini rodeos, dirt bike races, etc... YOU WILL LOVE IT!!! This WILL put Huntsville on the map every year!
Can we use the empty bldgs like Butler and westlawn and ALL the vacant bldgs to shelter the home less in the winter? Can you imagine sleeping outside as cold as it is today?
A good pedicab costs about $3,500. Would be a good way to move people between the craft beer taprooms and other cool locations, is there any public policy issues that would hinder such entrepreneurial enterprises in the downtown and inner core areas of Huntsville?
There are no good options for traveling between Madison Blvd (or I565) and University (Hwy 72) in Madison. County Line, Wall Triana, and Hughes have multiple school zones, numerous traffic lights, and low speed limits. The high volume of traffic through these corridors is also unsafe for the school zones. How about a North-South freeway through this area?
Zierdt Road work has effectively stopped for 2 years now. The most recent work completed was shoring up the sides of the new road where erosion has taken place while it sits, and adding barricades to prevent people from driving and parking on the new road. Sadly, the current plans don't even include going much beyond the Martin Road intersection toward the Williams School. Martin Road work has not even started. The ...more »
TONIGHT! 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cooper House (405 Randolph Ave. SE). This will be the first of several planned meetings to discuss the future of Northeast Huntsville and the Five Points commercial district. We'll kick off with a brief presentation that looks at current conditions from the City's point of view (like zoning, amounts of greenspace, connectivity, etc.). Then we'll conduct an exercise to let you inform ...more »
Like with Whitesburb Drive, Pulaski Pike also has rides, an uninterrupted sidewalks need to be installed on its length from near the North Bypass south to Holmes Avenue. A significant stretch does have sidewalks, but I don't know if they're configured for bike paths...
I love that downtown is growing but I have concerns about the lack of parking. This issue should be at top of the list if planning on bringing in more business downtown
Please consider adding bike lanes and uninterrupted sidewalks on both sides of Whitesburg Drive. More and more cyclists, joggers and walkers are using Whitesburg Drive even at peak traffic times. This is a major thoroughfare with high speeds, and combining bikes with car traffic is not safe. The sidewalks are interrupted in places along Whitesburg and pedestrians often step into the street in places where there is no ...more »
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