Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fair and Biased Coverage

Yesterday the Journal landed on my lawn and in addition to the Mayor's favorite Town Talk, there was a story with high praise for the new Loughborough Commons development at Hwy. 55. While a few residents were impressed at the produce selection, the article largely touted the new development as a big achievement, primarily with the help of the government officials.

There was merely a footnote of Steve Patterson's Urban Review blog as a dissenting voice about the project due to it's near total lack of pedestrian and bike-friendly connections. The Journal made it seem as if only Patterson was in opposition. What was not covered were the dozens of like-minded comments posted on his site.

In addition, he posted just today about how the reasons for the use of blight to take properties have not been fufilled. It's an interesting story to follow and I think one that could easily happen in the Affton area due to it's lack of adequate and local representation by citizens and government.

2 Comments:

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Urban Review said...

Thanks for the backup! It is nice to have support from "elected officials" from neighboring communities behind you!

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger Mayor of Affton said...

I think this creates a potentially dangerous situation for a place with seemingly few restrictions as the Affton area. I have missed two recent ACBA meetings due to work-related events and feel like I'm completely out of the loop. I will not miss a third!

 

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