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The Unofficial Guide to Reviving Your Downtown

george_vieira on 30. Aug, 2014 — Lang: English

The Unofficial Guide to Reviving Your Downtown
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    A satircal look at what it takes to revive a modern American big city.

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    Mayor O'Well is reading his copy of "The Unofficial Guide to Reviving Your Downtown: Mayor Edition". At over 90 pages, it's the longest thing he's read in years. His advisors suggested he "borrow" some ideas from the book to sound smart.

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    IT HASN'T WORKED OUT WELL SO FAR.

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    Excerpt: "By now, you've made a lot of controversial choices. You've added bike lanes. Blown money on that stupid farmer's market. Subsidized the renovation of old, derelict apartment buildings when you could've made more money demolishing and selling your
    shovel ready site to a new
    developer.

    Don't worry. This is when
    you cash in!"

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    Cont'd: "Finally, you have a critical mass of hipsters and young professionals. All you have to do now is propose a stadium or two and rapid transit and watch the money and power roll in. Though we don't condone graft per se, we can't help but notice that this is an excellent opportunity for it".

    Tags:
    satire, politics, corruption, big cities
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