Friday, November 21, 2008

The Valley Report's First Month: An Overview

The Valley Report has made it through it's first month, and the level of support I have received has been stunning and made this effort very satisfying. It is hard to believe I have only been at this for one month. I hope this blog has contributed some good to the neighborhood and informed residents of important issues facing Southwest Louisville. I want to thank all of you for your comments, emails and calls. Your participation is greatly appreciated, and definitely needed.

Please be assured that all your emails are CONFIDENTIAL, so do not worry about your privacy. I consider your tips to be essential and I take your right to remain anonymous seriously. I need your input!

As I go forward with this blog, I want people to understand the power of their collective action. It is indeed the only thing that has ever changed the world. Together we can change Southwest Louisville in a positive, thoughtful way without resorting to knee-jerk politics or reactionary hyperbole. This is about getting real results, and we can do it. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors and help spread the word about this site! We are on the verge of great things for Southwest Louisville!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for making The Valley Report part of your day.

1 comment:

  1. Again, you've hit it right on the head with your analysis. I like to check your blog just about every day that I get the chance because it seems that you have a good grasp of what is going on around the area.

    I've got to question exactly what Doug Hawkins would do to improve the area especially as he likes to get involved in all of these issues and grandstand before the cameras meanwhile nothing gets accomplished. He seems to be the type of guy that promotes his small agenda and thats pretty much coming unglued at everyone and everything. Its a bit silly in my estimation and some of his other antics have been less than extraordinary.

    His main claim to fame these days is fighting the Cardinal Hill bomb depot and thats really about it. How about looking for ways to attract good paying industry and business to Southwest Jefferson.

    The same goes for Madonna Flood in the Okolona area and frankly we should expect better out of our elected representatives than just mere talk and no action. However, that seems to be the religion of Mr. Hawkins and his constant grandstanding before the cameras.

    Seems that SW Jefferson as well as the whole South End could do better on the jobs front and creating lasting industries and improving the area. Cleaning up eyesores and improving properties and actually cleaning up ares rather than letting them go downhill. Maybe working on helping people paint homes or finding a way to fix up buildings, clean areas, and all that.

    Bringing another industrial park to the area in the National Turnpike and Outer Loop area. Roadside cleanups of actual problem areas. Im sure everyone has an idea about this and what needs to be done. Not just the personal dictatorship of a few individuals wanting to become the next mayor.

    The Ville Voice had an excellent comment of how in the 1980s and 90s there were people on TV doing much the same grandstanding and when the cameras went off then the gloves came off. Interesting and I cant remember at this time where it was but its been posted these last couple of days.

    Great blog and good to see that you are getting a good amount of comments and people recognizing the real issues.