Tuesday, July 7, 2009

5 Things I Want From the Next Mayor of Houston

posted by Free Press Houston @ 10:44 AM

by Jay Crossley

1. Better transportation planning
2. Emphasis on sidewalks

3. Return general mobility funding to METRO
4. RSS feeds

5. The mayor needs to read the Free Press Houston

On November 3, 2009, you will vote for your pick for the next Mayor of Houston. This person will guide the city for the next two to six crucial years in our region’s development into a major global metropolitan region for the 21st Century. Because our city is so young, we have the opportunity to do many things right, to build a city of the future as we grow instead of retrofitting the city of the past. Also, as Dr. Stephen Klineberg at Rice University so eloquently says, we are a microcosm of what America will look like at the middle of the 21st Century, a racial and ethnic (and sexual and political) melting pot. He believes that how we learn to live together and to prosper from our diversity will be a test bed of how the nation changes over the coming decades.

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