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This made me smile. Nice job, Todd.
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What's reckless is having fallen for this ponzi scheme in the first place. We're about to run out of other people's money.
This is an old city, and maintenance has been neglected for too many years. It's about time we took care of our legacy. Our current city council, led by this mayor, is going about the business of rebuilding and expanding our infrastructure in a prudent and fiscally responsible way. Keep up the good work, Mr. Mayor.
Absolutely! And include the Main Street Program director who can coordinate a "downtown night" in Victoria. Promote dinner and a movie, ice cream or casual stroll around the square. This can be the kernel around which the downtown jewel reemerges.
Thanks for the link, Jack. I wish these candidates well. However after reading Hudson's CV, I am more disappointed than ever that the UH System and he couldn't find a way to work things out in Victoria.
No need to be sorry, Vox. And thanks for the link to the UH Master Plan. I agree that a campus plan is not the same thing as a master plan. The UH Campus plan does illustrate, however, how focused the system is on the home base. And really, that's as it should be.
The master plan you link to here does give a nod to downward expansion at UHV. But unless I'm missing something (and I'm confident you'll correct me if I'm wrong), there is very little that is specific. I have seen a more thorough draft of plans for UHV, but from what I understand, much of that is unworkable at present.
Things can continue as they have, and that certainly wouldn't be the end of the world. If they mean what they say, I would expect that those who have supported UHV in the past would continue to do so in the future. Still, these documents we are referring to here reinforce my notion that Houston needs to take care of Houston, and that this community should partner with a system that is experienced and ready to develop a regional university in our area.
I was indifferent about this until I read the master plans from both systems. I've since learned that TAMU wants to build regional universities across the state (presumably including Victoria) while UH wants to build green spaces, arts districts, stadiums and parking lots at home in Houston. Do you think I'm kidding? I am not. Read for yourselves. Seriously... if, after reading both of these documents you remain opposed to a switch, please explain why.
If anyone doubts that a switchover to the TAMU system makes sense for Victoria, have a look at both systems' long-range master plans. TAMU wants to build regional universities. UH wants to build stadiums and parking lots. I kid you not: