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No coverage of latest Alma Plaza issue

Original post made by Alma Plaza watcher, Charleston Meadows, on Apr 17, 2009

I am really surprised that the Weekly has had no stories about the latest development in Alma Plaza saga.

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You know if I was a cynic I would think that there is some kind of conspiracy afoot to basically keep Alma Plaza the way it is--derelict and empty--so that nearby neighbors are not burdened with construction and traffic. Why do I say this? Because to me it looks like there has been a concerted effort by some people to delay the project and in order to make it appear that it i snot one person or group, the next delaying tactic is handed off to a new person.
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The bottom line, of course, is that the real blame for the long running Alma Plaza saga lies with the city council and their refusal to take a leadership role in seeing that something would be done after so many years and this comes from a council with members who constantly talk about walkable neighborhoods!!!

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Posted by I like Mr Moss
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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Clearly you don't understand that over time, conditions change and thus positions change. You are consistent: you support development and take every opportunity to castigate by name the good people who speak for us residents.
Mr. Moss is a hero to me. Unlike you, he is willing to put his name on his views.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

The City may well wind up having to buy the Alma property and any other land where, like the foothills, they effectively condemn the property.


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Posted by Alma Plaza watcher
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Apr 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Editors--are we no longer allowed to post snippets of articles from other sources?

Boy, I Like Mr Moss, is there really a need for you to be so insulting ("Limited Understanding, or resident hater,"). The people I "castigated" by name have chosen to front different organizations/groups. there actions are matters of public record.
Do you wonder why I do not put my name to my views, when I get a response like yours?
Anyway, this Alma Plaza saga needs to be concluded--it is unfortunate that we are losing a neighborhood shopping center and we also lost a tax-revenue generating hotel in the area due to the actions of some people. Time for leadership from our elected leaders.
Maybe you can start a "Bob Moss Fan Club"


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Posted by I like Mr Moss
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I don't need to start a Bob Moss Fan Club. This isn't a personal popularity contest. Your sarcasm is noted. The number of signatures he will accumulate with be enough evidence of the popularity of his views.
You are right, I shouldn't have called you a resident hater although you mention the names of residents, not of greedy developers. How about Development Supporter?


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