On November 8th, this blog will turn turned one year old. It has been an interesting year, and the blog has turned into something very different than what we initially conceived.
One of the surprises: how much we ended up focusing on issues and ideas of local interest, especially those related to downtown Lexington.
We’ve not been shy about offering our opinions on CentrePointe, on South Limestone, on Lexmark, on our local government, and on the future of our city, just to name a few. And you’ve not been shy in offering your (often very different) opinions in return.
We believe that Lexington is a really great city. But we also believe it needs to be much better. And we’ve got some ideas on how to get to that better future.
So, as we end our first year of blogging, we thought it might be good to put together an agenda for our city. Over the next several posts, we’ll share ideas on improving Lexington. Some will be ideas we’ve touched on before; some will be brand-new. We’ll focus a lot on our city’s economic and urban development.
As we build out this list over the next week month or so, please add your thoughts and comments. We believe that an open discussion about our city is vital to crafting a better future for Lexington.
So think of this series as a conversation-starter. Think of it as a love letter to what our city could be. Think of it as the rantings of your local mechanic.
Think of it as a to-do list for Lexington.
To-Do List for Lexington
- Get Real (11/2/2009)
- Stop seeking saviors. Start making them. (11/3/2009)
- Local First (11/4/2009)
- Embrace Openness (11/6/2009)
- Leverage Intellectual Capital (12/3/2009)
- Be Original (12/3/2009)
- Plan Well (12/9/2009)
- Demand Accountability (12/14/2009)
- Do! (12/15/2009)
This series is dedicated to my son, Carson, and to the future Lexington that he and his generation will inherit.