Monday, March 27, 2006

PPA: First Public Meeting Tonight

Partnership for a Prosperous Athens



Cedar Shoals

Be there.


Anonymous said...

So, how was the meeting?

Publius said...

Dunno...I had to work. DiDDY was there, and I'm sure he'll give us the scoopidy soon enough.

Anonymous said...

there were about 700 people there! amazing!

of course, with that many folks it was hard to have a great discussion even when we broke into smaller groups but, it was OK. In many ways, it was too many but it was pretty damn cool to see that many folks come out!

on a snarky note: every mayoral candidate was there and you should have seen the smarmy snakes lined up to lick Charlie Maddox's boots - whoohooo! it was like the who's who of the slimiest scum in town!

DoubleDawgDareYa said...

A fine turnout indeed. It was too many, but that's a good problem to have. There'll likely be some dropoff in subsequent meetings anyway. Our group discussed breaking into smaller groups next time (I guess you might call them sub-sub-committees). Not much beyond some brainstorming done this time, but that was to be expected. I'll have a more detailed post up soon.

Spotted in my group: Tom Chasteen, Bill Cowsert, Doug Lowery, to name a few.

Anonymous said...

what a great problem to have - so many people willing to help that you run out of room to put them all!

Great start PPA folks!

andyrusk said...

I imagine the group size will dwindle measurably over the course of the year, which is not neccessarily a bad thing, considering how difficult it can be to keep a room full of adults on track.

codeman38 said...

I wish I'd known they'd be running a bus back downtown from the event, but there was barely any promotion of this fact, and I only found out after I had already made other plans by visiting the ACC web site on a whim. I seriously would've liked to attend, but was quite reasonably afraid to because I had no guarantee I'd be able to find a ride home, as I don't have a car...

(And naturally, I'm most interested in the transportation subcommittee. As if that weren't obvious.)