Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has agreed to share the podium with mayoral challenger Mark DeSantis at a "forum" for 5,000 "invitation only" architects, planners and civic leaders. Topics for discussion will include the ever-pressing, burning issues of civic design and historical preservation. Hopefully some time will be set aside for the third discussion topic, "Spurring Development."
Considering this event is not open to the public and that it will only be aired on WDUQ, Luke may have found a way to have his debate cake and eat it too! How very clever and Ravenstahlesque. A debate which very few will ever hear and one which avoids most of the hot-button topics facing our city today.
Wonder if the MSM will be denied entry? Wonder if they've asked? Wonder if the mayor has black-balled the Trib's Jeremy Boren just as a matter of course? Silly questions, no doubt. All rooted in the enormous envy we all have for this young, fresh mayor and his young, fresh agenda.