Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Standard-Examiner: Ogden Plans River Project Open House

A rare opportunity to provide citizen input for one of Boss Godfrey's most messed-up pet projects, before it gets rammed down the taxpayers' throats

For those who missed it in this lower comments thread, please take note of Ogden City's Thursday evening (6:00 to 8:00 p.m) open house, where the public will "have an an opportunity to review and comment on development recommendations for the Ogden River Project." Here's yesterday's announcement from the Standard-Examiner:
Mark your calenders folks, for a rare opportunity to provide citizen input for one of Boss Godfrey's most messed-up BIG GOVERNMENT-style pet projects, before it gets rammed down the taxpayers' throats.

Here's a link to our Weber County Forum article collection on this project, by the way, for those readers who'd like to "bone up" prior to Thursday's event.

16 comments:

althepal said...

Hmmmm... I'm wondering whether Gadi Leshem will be in attendance.

KB said...

Or the little lord mayor? I wonder if he will come down from his perch to mingle with the commoners?

Biker Babe said...

I was wondering if they might change their minds at the last minute and have it down by the river ...
js
BB

p.s. hey, it's a valid wonderin'

Curmudgeon said...

Well, let's see. They held the Matthew Godfrey Wonder Dome public review and comment session at night, in the freezing cold, outside. You might be on to something BB....

Curious 1 said...

Off topic, but Doonesbury has rep Chaffetz mentioned and the packing heat, gun issue. Another national embarrassment for Utah. Two days in a row, also mentioned Faux News.

Utah is continualy held up as a nanny state, and elected officials as baboons.

Not sure if the Trib carried it.

RudiZink said...

"Utah is continualy held up as a nanny state, and elected officials as baboons."

If the shoe fits...etcetera.

Curmudgeon said...

Curious:

The SE runs Doonesbury and has rune the two you mentioned.

blackrulon said...

this being a Godfrey open house will any serious concerns or questions about the project be taken seriously? I am afraid Matthew Godfrey suffers from an extreme case of HDD(honesty deficit disorder).

Curmudgeon said...

Off topic, but the SLTrib just put up an article on Ogden's own distillery. Link here. Kind of interesting, I thought.

Now lets hope Hizzonah and his bluenose City Council doesn't shut him down for setting the wrong tone for Junction City as they did The Lighthouse.

Ray said...

Off Topic but one has to wonder about the thinking of the administration in closing 25th St between Washington and Grant today in preparation for the faux winter fest. Probably 75-100 fewer parking spaces during Sundance movies tonight thru the weekend. That'll make the out of towners want to return. That and Washington being closed this weekend will be a real parking mess during the 3 Sundance performances on Saturday.

Duh said...

Ray, as everyone knows, Sundance doesn't count because it wasn't Godfrey's idea. We must, at all costs, kill all activities in Ogden that were not the Little Lord's idea. Once that is accomplished, He can take credit for everything good in Ogden and thus be Ogden's unchallenged Savior.

KB said...

I for one cannot understand why people who claim fiscal conservatism when it comes to their own finances and the federal budget, award plaudits to the mayor for spending Ogden into the poor house.

Sure, parts of Ogden looks better now than 12 years ago: one could do the same thing with ones own property, but it would be considered irresponsible to take out multiple mortgages just to impress the neighbors with ones swimming pool, game room addition, and king size bath with 12 person sauna.
And really, the house would belong to the bank in a couple of missed payments.
So, why DO Republicans support Godfrey?

Curmudgeon said...

Because he's an R. For many in Utah, that's all you have to be. Or claim to be. Consider Ogden's new state senator, Mr. Reid who was a D until the day filing for the race closed, at which point he switched to R. And got elected. That's all it takes. Even in a non partisan municipal race.

Bee in my Bonnet said...

Hey, this isn't the first time the illustrated, non-illuminated mayor planned a city activity same time as something bigger going on ...

D-A$$

OneWhoKnows said...

So what does the "R" in Matthew R. Godfrey stand for, Republican or Ratfink?

Curmudgeon said...

Was talking with Bill C. this afternoon, and it occurred to me as we reviewed the long, unhappy and often muddled history of the River Project that there have been so many "River Project" plans, it's easy to get confused. So I have a proposal to end the confusion.

By my count, the current River Project Plan is the third major announced such plan. There was the Lesham original plan, then a second substantially revised plan, and some months ago, the new current developers... whoever they are, no one seems to know exactly... offered yet another complete overhaul vision, and tomorrow's will be the second presentation of that third major plan.

So why don't we just call this River Project 3.2 to keep things straight. Next tweaking will be River Project 3.3, and if it all goes south yet again, the next set of new developers' grand vision will be River Project 4.1

Just a suggestion....

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