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Preston Center Task Force Shows How to Waste Two Years and $300,000: Part 2

By Jon Anderson / November 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

In Part One, you learned about the final plan to be delivered to the city by the Preston Center Task Force.  It’s been two years in the making and cost $300,000 to produce a plan with little substance and holes a developer could drive a truck through. Here in part two, we’ll finish out by […]

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Preston Center Task Force Shows How to Waste Two Years and $300,000: Part 1

By Jon Anderson / November 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

If I could sum up this final report by the Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan task force, it would be that it took two years and $300,000 to identify what will cost the city even more money and more time to actually attempt to solve. But that’s what you get when a group […]

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Latest Preston Center Task Force Meeting Puts the FU in FUBAR

By Jon Anderson / July 8, 2016 / 7 Comments

“Train Wreck.”  “Waste of Time.”  “Squandered Money.” “Are you eff-ing kidding me?” These were the thoughts screeching across my brain as I sat in last night’s Preston Center Task Farce Force meeting. Sixteen months and $350,000 later and we’re officially at the exact same place we were sixteen months ago, less $350,000. After the last […]

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Better, Still Not Best: Final (?) Preston Center Task Force Meeting Attracts Sell-out Crowd

By Jon Anderson / June 3, 2016 / 5 Comments

My top-line takeaways from last night’s public flogging unveiling of the latest from the Preston Center Task Force were that its results were better than previous airings, but still not fully baked, and as expected, the Pink Wall Negative Nancys were out in force only at the end of the process. But as I told […]

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KISS-ing at Preston Center Task Force’s Final Meeting Before Public Show and Tell

By Jon Anderson / May 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

First KISS KISS has many meanings including being the acronym for “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” For nearly three hours we sat through the latest, painful presentation by Kimley-Horn, who is being paid $350,000 for their efforts.  It’s getting better, but either these guys don’t present to lay people often or they’re fresh off the MBA […]

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Is the Preston Center Task Force Building Consensus on Faulty Foundation?

By Jon Anderson / March 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

Last night’s Preston Center Task Force meeting laid bare their purpose — development.  It’s funny how way back when, this body was begun to study traffic and parking in the Preston Center area and yet, as we’ll see, these critical concerns from neighbors have been kinda pushed into the back seat by development. Back in […]

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