All of It

Welcome!

I think this is an appropriate image for this period of digital reorganizing. It is a walk among the weeds, and I say that for one reason.  The image above has never been rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry. I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that wanderer’s existence as a bottle cap, the old kind you had to pry off. It had a bit of rusty desperation, and it dissolves to this day. It will disappear much like a list of all I have had to say in my years with this resource and it is posted (here).

In meantime, thoughts, referrals, and leads on the following spectacular insights have been greatly appreciated.


Planning Boards = Index

In each part, there are observations that seek to improve the relationship between the powerful and influential money makers and about seven and a half million ordinary working-class people, small business owners, retired people, first responders, and so on. Part I GOS-3P-RE™ This is an open set of planning questions about the LTCP as if […]

Part VIII: Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning by a Community District Board What if a Community Board decided they wanted to be something more than “advisory?”  If they did, it would not be stimulated by long-term comprehensive planning. It would be a calculated, tactical decision aimed at achieving an advantage in chosen situations. A strategic plan provides its users with […]

Reasons

The Charter Revision of 1977 created community planning boards during a period in NYC when the decentralization of authority was a popular idea. It aligned with social change forces seeking civil and social justice, equality, and human rights in the United States. Concurrently, the mainly white upper-income population since the late 1950s found a small government easy to talk […]

Number Truth

Based on viewing numbers alone and with no other consideration, it is time to pay more attention to getting more attention. Truth-telling is freedom, and so is lie telling. How long will it be before all writers and directors, artists, and organizers require an authoritarian state actor’s approval? How long? The power of the lie […]

Castling

The working-class neighborhoods of New York do not need a long-term comprehensive plan to solve their housing problem. They need fifty-nine strategic plans focused on housing. Why? Every problem is a housing problem. There is a slight chance of sustaining existing affordable housing and building a lot more to meet the need, but not without […]

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