We are not going to get into the pluses or minuses of the plan here, except to say that we always like some detail in these kind of things to get people talking about different ideas. (Except that we note that Daub’s plan is strikingly Pope and/or toboggan-run free…)
Here were a few items in Daub’s plan that caught our eyes:
- Return the retail concept to the plans for the new downtown baseball stadium
- Work to secure the presence of the Omaha Royals or another minor-league team
“I will make a deal to bring the Royals to the baseball stadium,” Daub told a press conference this morning. “We all have to roll up our sleeves to make it happen.”
Update: 10 pm:
The quote in the OWH now reads:
“I will try to keep the Royals in Omaha if a deal hasn’t already been made.”
That’s much different, no?
But then after we looked at the video from KMTV ourselves (it was Joe Jordan who asked the question), we get the full quote as:
“If a decision hasn’t been made [between Sarpy and the Royals] by the time it becomes my privilege to become Mayor of this great city, I will make a deal to keep the Royals.”
It’s like the freaking telephone game! We’re surprised the OWH’s quote didn’t have “purple monkey dishwasher” at the end…
- Expand the Qwest Center convention space on the north end by adding 50,000 to 100,000 square fee of high ceiling show space
- Work to add 800 – 1,000 hotel rooms
- Add a basketball complex to Zorinsky Lake
- Renovate the downtown library
Of course you can read Daub’s entire plan and his release in the OWH, the area’s top news source.
Hmm. We always thought that is what NEWSpapers were for.
OK, then you can click HERE to read Daub’s entire presser, via us.
We get complaints every once in a while that Leavenworth Street is too concerned about politicians’ hair and appearance.
Well, darnit, we’ve got a reputation to uphold.
(But, yikes! the close-up on that official portrait….)
If you’ve been unwired from the internets lately, be sure you check out one of the many out-takes, and remixes, of President Obama reading his book, “Dreams From My Father“.
You see, the Prez read his book for audio-books, etc., and the book contains bad-words. And POTUS read ’em. And it’s relatively chuckle-worthy.
(WARNING: Bad words said aloud. Consenting adults only!)