Saturday, November 05, 2011

Downtown Vision: Padgett

In our continuing pursuit of the best mayor for downtown we have a little video for you on Mark Padgett's take on our burgeoning urban center.

Election Day is Tuesday!! Get excited for the Wigshops endorsements. Also, I want to say thank you to both candidates for taking the time to lay out their ideas about downtown to those of us who love it and want to see it thrive.

1 comment:

cmmoxley said...

Hey, Wigshop folks. Thanks for doing this. Great job. My only disappointment is that neither candidate said anything about putting the reins on the aggressive panhandling that is getting worse downtown. I live and own a business downtown. And I have been embarrassed to have guests at my home and my office who have to put up with the panhandling. One friend in the media who recently moved here said it is worse here than anywhere she's ever lived. And she's lived from California to Mississippi to Florida. I think the panhandling will hold Knoxville back from being livable, walkable, runnable and bike-able. And, by the way, these are not necessarily homeless folks. Some are professional panhandlers. I recognize them and their stories, which I have heard repeatedly in many variations. But, again, thanks.