Editorials
Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

Taxpayers vs. Special Interests PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 08 May 2001 18:00
The opinions of the Quad City Times editorial board are often a source of amusement for those of us who bother to educate ourselves on the issues that concern Davenport taxpayers. This entity’s blanket support of Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement Districts (SSMIDs) for THF Realty to pay for infrastructure improvements that provide access to their own development of a Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot is but one more confirmation of the QC Times’ editor’s philosophy, that ads are news too.

 
Council Likely to Crash and Burn on Fast Track PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 18:00
The limits as to how much damage a single council can do to a city is fast being stretched in Davenport. Area developers are in full swing to put upwards of 400 acres under development (additional acreage has just been added to the mix in the past few weeks, and that is not the end of it—look for even more petitions in the coming weeks, including the commercial parcel of Jersey Farm Partners lurking in the background), all of which is intended to funnel onto 53rd Street.

 
Nine Davenport Alderman Ignore Questions about Wal-Mart Development PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 24 April 2001 18:00
Last Monday night, April 23, Quad Cities Interfaith hosted a remarkable documentary film, produced by Micha Peled, on the impact of Wal-Mart stores in communities. Only three Davenport aldermen bothered to show up: Aldermen Hean, Sherwood, and Englemann.

 
Flood Alert: We Need Immediate Help on the Riverfront! PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 17 April 2001 18:00
The businesses on River Drive and 2nd Street need your help!!! The flood is coming and there is a lot of work to do to save these properties and businesses from the ravages of flooding. Businesses such as MidAmerican Glass (call Michelle Magyar—they are located at River Drive and Sturtevant); the Peterson Paper Building (call Internet Revealed or the Reader); Trissell, Graham & Toole; the QC Steamwheelers; Peterson Hagge Furniture; the old Silvia’s building; the Rummage Closet; and the Redstone are but a few examples of those properties in trouble, which need all the help we can get sandbagging and building water barriers.

 
Traffic Crisis on 53rd Street Corridor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 10 April 2001 18:00
We have a real crisis in Davenport relative to traffic on 53rd Street. Not only is it becoming increasingly unsafe to traverse that sector of town, but the Davenport City Council has every intention of making matters worse.

 
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