|1st District Councilman Clyde Gulley|
Spring Grove, which is the new gated subdivision that the majority of well do black people who live in Southtown reside in.
At Tuesday's City Council meeting the local newspaper reporter who was live blogging, blogged that the Mayor accused Sandberg and Gulley of grandstanding for the audience. Now we know that Sandberg is always going to speak on behalf of constituents, but Gulley, ummmm, not so much.
But hey, it appears that this Southtown TIF thingy has revived him.
Check it out he really has a lot to say:
- 1st District City Councilman Clyde Gulley, who represents the Southtown area, said Urich's office should not "assume" there are no neighborhood concerns before the council tackles items.
- "If you really don't know whether or not there are any concerns, you shouldn't say there are not concerns," Gulley said.
- Gulley said the city should focus the TIF district money on projects of importance within Southtown.
- Gulley cited a street lighting project within the Spring Grove subdivision he says has been needed for years, though the project is not specifically included in the city's capital budget plan.
- Gulley said some of the passionate calls to keep the money in Southtown reflects the frustrations of residents in that area.
- "It's because there have been a lot of promises broken, I think the people in the south side are tired of it," said Gulley.
- There are a lot of things going on wrong in our community. It's almost like the State of the City is what everyone is talking about. But this is a whole different city we are living in, said Gulley.
- Gulley said we have 9.9 percent unemployment (but the city has) the best credit ratings because people with jobs are doing fine. You have people without jobs; they don't have a credit score." Source
Don't worry Southtown Gulley's got your back.