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we need a green new deal for this area, el paso is not eco-friendly
What would that look like to you? Supposedly the city has a “resiliency officer” whatever that it.
it would look like a city that adds multiple new continuous bus lines using fossil fuel to not take many people anywhere. elsewhere on this website there are many discussions about the steep decline in sun metro ridership. i guess next they will want light rail from downtown to some area of the city that no one goes to
For light rail to work you have to have employment clusters with regular hours. We are a city of small business that has a lot of sprawl. Many of those small businesses have a variable job location or delivery requirement. Unless we change our employment demographics, the best light rail could do is move students from Juarez to UTEP or move folks from hotels to an entertainment district. The trolley is proving that the student scenario isn’t a winner and BRIO doesn’t seem to be setting ridership records either. Spending billions to change something we don’t have the economic drivers for seems to be a bad idea. Unlike Phoenix or Nashville (which is also attracting significant new business) we aren’t growing at the rate of 200 people per day. We are actually shrinking and property tax has a lot to do with that. We need to stop the build it and they will come and start figuring out how to attract business with what is already here.
Think in terms of “regenerative.” That is, you organize around activities and projects that broadly put back into the city and do not concentrate wealth or transfer public assets into the hands of an elite donor class (e.g., stadium, arena).
Monday and District 3. Getting the popcorn ready!
Cities that are not ruled by a few oligarchs do things this way.
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