Although I am not in the mood to get into a blogging ****ing match, I will respond. If you check my previous postings you will find that I have actively discussed my views on good government. Rest assured that these ideas are my own without the help of others. I also, however, make sure to find the necessary facts/information to support my viewpoints. Therefore, I can say that I believe that they are educated opinions. [granted, I may be biased towards my own viewpoints but that is natural]
As to fixing downtown, much of the money has come from grants that the city has received, either out-right or via matching moneys. The center of a city cannot be allowed to die or the city will become a donut with no business or social activity. Examine Indianapolis and Fort Wayne as examples. Who goes downtown FW? The city is correct in working to preserve our downtown because it is an investment for everyone in the city and the county. Redevelopment of the downtown for economic purposes as well as quality of life purposes makes sense to me.