Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Where's the Beef, and the Bun, and the Condiments?

It took a while, four days by my calendar, for the Commercial Appeal to address the fallout of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision on Memphis riverfront development. Here's their considered opinion.

Amazingly, they don't address Kelo at all! They caution the City go a bit slower on the Promenade property firstly for monetary reasons, then for reasons of possible over-building. That's it. Nothing that remotely looks at how several private concerns are going to profit enormously by getting prime real estate for vacant lot prices.

Look at the first sentence, though:
A U.S. Supreme Court decision last week might make it easier for the City of Memphis to move forward with its plans for redeveloping the riverfront.
Not cautionary, not at all. But they sure do seem to assume the whole Promenade thing is gung-ho, eh?

Some public watchdog.

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