Here are just a few of the "gems" from the Downtown Subcommittee Report, December 10, 2008, pp. 42-43:
“[I]t takes an aggressive commitment by the public sector in partnership with the private stakeholders to address negative influences before sustainable retail revitalization will occur.
“It is important for the public/private partnership to engage in a shared vision.”
“Do not allow the rebuilding process to be “hijacked” by any one group or individual—even the residents. . . .”
“Identify negative influences that are hindering the redevelopment process effort and neutralize or eliminate them as soon as possible; they could be a person, a building or a neighborhood condition.”