Hopewell prepares plans for river rev...

Hopewell prepares plans for river revitalization

There are 9 comments on the Progress-Index story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Hopewell prepares plans for river revitalization. In it, Progress-Index reports that:

Walking along the waterfront areas of Hopewell, one stands to not only be struck by both the beauty of the Appomattox River, but also the disrepair that has befallen sections of the waterfront.

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fishy

Hopewell, VA

#1 Sep 7, 2010
Clearing the riverfront for developers isn't conservation. Ignoring best management practices isn't environmentally correct. Friends of who?
patriot

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Sep 7, 2010
Where the hell is the money coming from. The city is broke,the city manager said so.But of course, he is way over paid for the halfasssss job that he is doing. Hopewell just does not have the funds for the things we need, much less for fluff to make our doofus mayor and ex mayor feel good. Taxes will be going up and up people, you can bet on it.
Jeez

United States

#3 Sep 7, 2010
Been talking bout this for years, just another meeting.
just maybe

Chester, VA

#4 Sep 7, 2010
get rid of the manager that will save 150,000 a year alone
goforit

Powhatan, VA

#5 Sep 7, 2010
How do you get rid of the high paid salaries....have the city manager take a cut in his pay to help our city. It is not his city
Red Tape

Hopewell, VA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
goforit wrote:
How do you get rid of the high paid salaries....have the city manager take a cut in his pay to help our city. It is not his city
Our illustrious City manager is in charge of the the Depts that "run" the City. Our not so bright(some of them) City Council could replace our City Manager if the correct number of votes were there. Someone could be brought in making less. Just because someone is paid a high salary doesnt mean they are providing quality work or doing the job. He lies every other breath and does not hold his Dept. Heads in the City accountable for anything.

In reference to the revitalization,I have heard about this for years and nothing has been done. Where is the money going to come from. Id rather see money go to this than to Mathis field.
Literate

Colonial Heights, VA

#7 Sep 7, 2010
Did any of you actually bother to READ the article in question??

Fifth paragraph from the bottom reads:
As for the costs of paying for the revitalization, Bailey and Walton explained that, unlike other localities, taxpayer money would not be used to fund what would be a multi-million dollar renovation. Instead, the efforts would rely on private donations, public-private partnerships, grant money and such. Walton also explained that the revitalization would likely occur over a period of 10 years.
Red Tape

Hopewell, VA

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Literate wrote:
Did any of you actually bother to READ the article in question??
Fifth paragraph from the bottom reads:
As for the costs of paying for the revitalization, Bailey and Walton explained that, unlike other localities, taxpayer money would not be used to fund what would be a multi-million dollar renovation. Instead, the efforts would rely on private donations, public-private partnerships, grant money and such. Walton also explained that the revitalization would likely occur over a period of 10 years.
DUH!! I guess we are all not got the smarts like you-Like I said this has been a supposed projects for MANY years and the donations have not been pouring in as was once suggested in the past. Alot of talk that will never come to fruition!!!
truthD-tector

Prince George, VA

#9 Sep 10, 2010
doubt Hopewell has the political will to do much on the river...good ol boys and real estate mafia will get involved and nix anything they can't profit from. Salaries are you kidding! the City has a budget >$40 million. I would hope the city manager would get paid at least $150,000. The issue is is he effective not how much he gets paid.

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