Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Success in 2008

I have only one top Memphis event of 2008. Only one because a) I'm lazy, and b) people from the future have assured me it dwarfs everything else. I have this:

Term Limits added to the City Charter.

This change was a systematic and democratic repudiation, approved by a hugely overwhelming majority of voters, of Memphis' historic (and royally fucked-up) paternalism.

The change will create more leaders, and not just political leaders. The more leaders we produce, the more creative, dynamic, honest, responsive, prosperous -- greater -- Memphis will be.

Here's to a civic Memphis that looks more like a Mississippian mound than an Egyptian pyramid.

Public Art on South Main

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2 Comments:

Anonymous packrat said...

Don't tell Sydney Chism or Walter Bailey.

10:40 AM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

or Wyeth Chandler or Marcus Winchester. They probably wouldn't have liked it either.

1819 or 2009, it's an important idea.

12:29 AM  

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