More critical analysis abt tonight's update re the awful #YoungCircle Feasibility Study that'll make #HollywoodFL #traffic #business worse, NOT better
For some reason, even after trying to fix it, after this was originally posted on Monday June 11th, some of the sentences are changing their fonts or sizes. I apologize for the look if after I re-edit this the gremlins pop-up again.
If so then you need to get yourself to tonight's meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Lippman Center, 2030 Polk Street, an update on the preposterous Young Circle road project, because I have a very strong intuition that tonight will be such an example.
1/ In less than 6 hrs I'll be less popular w/some influential/well-connected ppl in #HollywoodFL, some of whom I generally like, but Que Sera Sera.— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 11, 2018
Hollywood residents can't take any more BS abt everything in Hollywood -esp. DWTN area- is getting better, when it's clearly NOT.
2/ The level of disconnect/distrust b/w #HollywoodFL City Hall and other powerful parties in town to an avg. resident -compared to involved civic activists like myself- is much more palpable than any time I can recall since returning to the area almost 15 years ago. Reasons?— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 11, 2018
3/ Later today I'll be sending email to Hollywood City Comm./CRA/Chamber of Commerce -and post on my blog- 1 great self-evident example why this is so, using tonight's update re preposterous #YoungCircle Roadway Project, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm at Lippman Ctr., 2030 Polk Street. @fixmdt— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 11, 2018
4/ Teaser: Hollywood CRA considering making #YoungCircle a 2-way road w/rear-end parking. So where's its fliers on storefronts or sandwich boards w/info in immed. YC area to be affected, since Biz owners/residents DON'T know abt plan or mtg.?— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 11, 2018
Yes, just like last yr! @MyFDOT_SEFL
An email that I could have sent to you back in January or last month or last week and predicted with 100% certainty. Just as I was 100% correct last year when I wrote about what I saw and heard at the meeting that i'd shown up to with a great deal of trepidation.
And then saw the same familiar faces saying the predictable things that gave me the trepidation in the first place.
The larger issue:
I personally don't believe that it's acceptable for highly-paid city employees or city agencies or city-funded groups, parties with access to lots of city-funded resources, to continue operating in a completely unsatisfactory way and specifically, acting like city residents, taxpayers and Small Business owners in the city won't eventually notice that they are being taken advantage of by being kept in the dark when it concerns something as fundamental as the usefulness and utility of US-1 as it intersects Young Circle and the Downtown Hollywood area.
US-1/Federal Highway is the spine of Broward County and remains the main road that brings thousands and thouands of customers to the Downtown business area.
It's THE reason that they locate there!
Or days before the meeting.
Which is to say that there is NOTHING letting people visiting the park for last week's Food Truck Mondays or the Friday night Funtastic Friday family events and film that always draw a crowd, know anything about it in advance?
I didn't want to make the mistake of assuming they didn;t just because they didn't have anything posted at their business promoting the meetings, since it was always possible that they'd gone to a meeting that I hadn't attended.
Why would you want to stay in that area if the project actually decreases your business's opportunities if the proposed changes makes it more difficult for customers to get to your shop or restaurant?
Yes I did, per the link below.
My critical lysis of awful #YoungCircle Roadway Feasibility Study that'll make #HollywoodFL #traffic worse, NOT better = coming soon. This week!
But it would have been just as true for promoting the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's so-called "Spark" entrepreneur event, both last year and this year.
But I didn't.
There was nothing.
I don't post those incriminating photos here now because it'd be overkill.
When you do not perform up to the standards that Hollywood residents and Small Business owners have a reasonable right to expect and demand, then you need to understand that there are necessarily going to be genuine consequences when people who care about the area decide to educate all the people who were not being kept in the loop.
So what's changed in the past year?
More critical analysis abt tonight's update re the awful #YoungCircle road study that'll make #HollywoodFL #traffic and Downtown #business worse, NOT better. ☹️ Bad public engagement = bad analysis! https://t.co/knci4G3BqV @FixMetroMDT @Buddynevins @RedBroward @GlennaOn10 pic.twitter.com/ybQxMaKvX1— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 11, 2018