Gah, this has not been the most positive news week for New Albany that's for sure. Last Tuesday, Indiana 9 did another story on the garbage in the alley's of the city, you can watch it here(side note, sweet lord is that what I really look like? jiggle jiggle jiggle, our story is about halfway through).
Then in this Sunday's Courier-Journal local columnist Dale Moss did a survey about the readers opinions on various topics throughout the reader area, and oh wasn't this a beauty.
The city people least want to live in? New Albany. Hmmm I have a few guesses as to why that might be, and hopefully with the next election coming up in 2007, we can get some intelligent people in the offices and on council, people who are actually willing to work and do something for this freaking city. I am also guessing that this whole YMCA issue is not reflecting well on the city, one minute it's happening, the next minute it's not.
The reason that people don't want to live here is not because of property taxes or sewer problems, it's because our city is stagnant. Compared with Louisville, Jeff hell even ghetto Clarksville is doing stuff, we look like we are just caught in the backwoods.
I don't blame people for not having a positive image of New Albany. I'm surprised more people haven't left. I guess the nice part is that once you get involved in the city and with your neighbors, you realize the awesome potential New Albany does have and how great we can be.
How do we get there is the question. For answers and information on people actually doing something, check out this blog.