Originally Posted by innov8
kryptos, once again you fail to bring anything to the table except to slam
other peoples ideas. What are your mind blowing ideas that the city can't move forward without?
Im sorry, innov8, but i am realist....im not slamming others ideas, its merely meant for them to take a realistic look at what is really going on...
we can all say what we do if we were planning the city and all the trimmings, but were not, and were not in any authority or power to remake the city as we wish...everything that we want costs money, and there is no bottomless bank account for this....
Majin said "realistic"...and i was sticking to that
that said, i was merely reacting to what econgrad had proposed...
now you want my ideas? theyre not mind blowing...theyre simple
1.) put the gang task force on k-street/down plaza to get rid of the bangers that frequent the area
2.) close down all liquor stores or cigarette stores in the downtown area, and ban all "retail" sales of alcohol in downtown, and institute a city-wide ban on any sales of malt liquor
3.) outlaw panhandling in the downtown area
4.) seize and sell the vehicles of anyone streetracing or doing sideshow stunts in the downtown / old town area
5.) create a state law creating a "capitol district", which encompasses downtown, enhancing crimes commited in the district such as prostitution or drug dealing to automatic felonies with automatic prison sentences
Ideas for a better downtown cannot simply be cosmetic...
but here are a few cosmetic ideas:
1.) make it city law that any building over 15 stories have some type of attractive lighting effect (not just blinking red lights), giving the city a more vibrant, welcoming feel at night
2.) build new art sculptures, clocks and fountains in various places throughout DT
3.) build technology, science & world history museums run and owned by the state, as well as a state aquarium and botanical garden
4.) replace all street lamps in DT and OT with more decorative ones that allow flowers and flags to be hung from them
5.) Deck I-5 and build an area "embarcadero stlye" as ozone had suggested