Here is a wonderful example of unconventional and exceptional leadership by Mayor Tom Brown of McPherson, Kansas. (I write about McPherson and Mayor Brown in the book.)
In January 2010, the city was gifted the local golf course. Many thought it a mixed blessing as the golf course had never been profitable. But it was an opportunity for the city and Mayor Brown challenged the staff by saying that if the golf course turned a profit, he would jump in the lake on the first hole. For the first time ever, the golf course turned a profit in 2010 and as you can see here, the Mayor is a man of his word!
This gesture not only created news all over the city and region, it was a simple little “love note” to the community. This small gesture has had an outsized impact on McPherson and is something that people will remember and smile about for a long time.
A group of "love activists" has taken over a historic building in Liverpool.
The 'Love Activists' say they want to use the Old Bank of England Building as a homeless shelter
Congratulations to Mike Lydon on this forthcoming book! Very excited to read it.
An excerpt from Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change
Fascinating breakdown of where we come from!
An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
I usually like these types of statues - the Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee or Mary Tyler Moore in Minneapolis, but I kind of agree with the critics of this statue of Lucille Ball. Take a look!
Locals who live in Celoron, N.Y.—Lucille Ball’s hometown, btw—are mad as shit at a life-size Lucille Ball statue erected there in her honor. The bronze statue sits sadly at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. Lucy fans think it’s a disgrace to the legendary actress, comedian, model, and TV…
I hope the city does not squelch these love notes.
The fate of the cheery yellow flowers that were painted around some downtown manhole covers last week is in the hands of Beaufort City Council.
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