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Re: “Editor's Note: Time for a mid-year review!

Who was affected by the violent crime rate to begin with and in whose community did the majority of them take place? The DeLoach administration ran on a law and order platform. Where are all these so-called increased partnerships? Savannah Impact Program (SIP) is ancient history. Perception of this city being a scary place to live drove the "Pro" more than anything else. Regarding Marijuana Reform, what are all the kudos for? Chatham County cops as well as other municipalities ride/cruise through the city of Savannah. Now they can make "drug busts" within city limits to make their arrest statistics look good. Unless the developers live here, they are never around to see what a mess they really made. The brouhaha over the fire fee shows that City government is anemic when it comes to initiatives. Public interaction with Savannah Fire & Emergency Services should have been taking place. Imagine that! Now tourists can really walk a country mile just to see "interpretive signage" on the Confederate Monument. Who is going to be providing these add-ons?

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 07/13/2018 at 10:37 PM

Re: “State targets homeless camps in West Savannah for removal

Re-open the old Brown Farm? Seriously? A work camp, how about a place where people can live camp? Affordable housing has become this county's and city's elusive butterfly. Neither government has gotten a grasp or grip on the situation. It is unlikely they ever will.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 07/12/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The weaponization of jaywalking

Agreed - great and timely article. No doubt distractions play a role in the increased number of incidents, but I think more concerning is an attitude among drivers that pedestrians and cyclists aren't people. I'm a driver, and I understand frustration when pedestrians quickly dart out in unexpected places (please don't do this!). However as a pedestrian, I've also noticed an uptick in drivers who seem to feel entitled to running you over even if you're legally in or near a crosswalk. New traffic patterns, signals, and bike lanes are great safety ideas for everyone. How do we address the culture that reckless driving towards pedestrians and cyclists is less important than cars vs cars? Where are the police issuing tickets for speeding around the squares or almost hitting pedestrians in crosswalks? Do we have stats comparing that to other traffic citations?

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Posted by iamevieviolet on 07/12/2018 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Westside Arena: a 50-year mistake?

The opening sentence "... a generally positive trend in Savannahs governance over the past several years.." is laughable...

Unless people actually think others who label EVERYTHING in Savannah (Bridges, Statues, etc) as Racist and backward and offensive....

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Posted by on 07/12/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “The weaponization of jaywalking

Good article, thank you for your work in our city.

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Posted by SavannahStyle on 07/12/2018 at 9:28 AM

Re: “State targets homeless camps in West Savannah for removal

Why not re-open the old Brown Farm, a good idea. A work camp. That would give these folks something to do and three squares per day.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 07/11/2018 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Westside Arena: a 50-year mistake?

Only an utter fool would go into that high crime district especially at night, and only a super-utter fool would leave a car parked there unattended for any length of time. Pound our property tax money down a rat-hole.

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Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 07/11/2018 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Westside Arena: a 50-year mistake?

I would be happy if they would put signs for the "Children's and the Railroad Museums" Tourists don't even know about this museums. But it seems putting up signs is an impossible task for the city government.

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Posted by PatyandRuben Guerrero on 07/11/2018 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Westside Arena: a 50-year mistake?

This is the best article I've read about this impending arena. It spells out all the pitfalls rationally. In the SMN article, the remark was made that it would look close to the PPL Arena in Allentown, PA which the developer was responsible for. I
got quite a chuckle, being from Pittsburgh, that a developer is hyping the arena in
Allentown---the Rust Belt?
I also would like to see a balanced critique of the Cultural Arts Museum on Oglethorpe and MLK. It doesn't seem inviting and doesn't seem to have a design theme. It seems to just wander over the property.

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Posted by Marty Barnes on 07/11/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “My case against Judge Morse

I have worked for county government and I have never seen a court ran like this one. I am disgusted with the way this judge oversaw the case I was involved in. In my Opinion this judge is on the take and I would love to see his cases load to see how many families he has ruined through the years. He calls himself a man of God?? I found this article because I googled the judges name. I wasnt surprised at what I found. I hope Women start coming forward against this Judge. They have nothing more to lose because he took it all!!! After all it is the year of the me to movement .

Posted by The Front Porch Crafter on 07/10/2018 at 11:36 AM
Posted by Mr. Vinegaroon on 07/04/2018 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Grow it again!

Well said T. Everything you said is true and we lived it! We also failed it, it is our generation that is the problem now. We didn't fix it we fell in line.

We have a second chance, although less hair! Get involved follow and support #neveragain or #metoo. Our children and grandchildten deserve it.

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Posted by Barry D. Pazian on 07/04/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Big spending increases fueled the Fire Fee

So, who DID they buy the vehicles from and why?

Posted by Beth Kinstler on 07/04/2018 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Savannah Music Festival Director Rob Gibson resigns

Which clueless power-hungry m0r0n let this genius go ?


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Posted by on 07/04/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Grow it again!

I also remember those days. I knew we were right and the politicians were wrong. It is the same now, and we are much older and wiser, yet we still know we are right. And once again, we will eventually be proven right.

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Posted by Jeanne Voxnaes on 07/04/2018 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Property tax sticker shock: A closer look

I find the appeal process very capricious, depending on who is on your reviews board

Posted by Susanmyga on 07/04/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Savannah City Council votes to raise property taxes, is set for full repeal of Fire Fee

Well... most liberal cities and states do not have to worry (as much) about being a victim of violent crimes and do not need to segregate themselves with numerous private schools, gated communities, and insufficient subsidies for the under privileged (which makes it more likely to choose a criminal life if you can barely eat).
You really think lowering taxes will make the city better? Will you take care of your own sewer systems? will you make sure the water is safe to drink or bathe in, will you police yourself or pay them yourself with a good salary, put out fires, hold your own courts processes, etc..
Sorry. I know it must be frustrating supporting yourself and family when taxes go up. But, they seem to go up with liberals or conservatives in charge. They just want your vote. Also, If you guys still have that homestead tax, then you shouldn't complain about taxes at all.

Posted by sawgaw1982 on 07/02/2018 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Savannah City Council votes to raise property taxes, is set for full repeal of Fire Fee

The great Southern town of Savannah is Tara by the river. Some are awaiting the return of Rhett Butler whether Scarlett O'Hara is with him or not.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 06/30/2018 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Roy Minter selected as new Savannah Police Chief

What was interim Chief Mark Revenew? A 20th Century police executive? And what is his record as far as embracing diversity across all dimensions? If he has that trait, I have not seen it displayed.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 06/30/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Two homicides within 24 hours

I know you not saying that Shawntray Grant deserved to get shot.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 06/30/2018 at 9:58 AM

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