I had a great time at the Harrison Square meeting tonight!
I would say that over 200 people attended the event. There were a lot of City employees, elected officials, and members of the YLNI present.
At least 60% of those present supported the project as is. It may have been higher then that...
I was one of the last speakers to get up in front of the audience and speak about the project.
I did my best to explain to the crowd that moving an existing baseball stadium from one location and building a new one a few miles away is NOT economic development; it is economic re-arrangement.
Earlier today I spent some time over at the NIIC with David Corcoran. We discussed Harrison Square...
We both attended the meeting and spoke with opposite view points on the project...
David Corcoran gave the best speech of the night by far. He was actually somewhat angry when he got to the microphone and he gave a great two minute speech. I was quite impressed!
New Channel 21 watched the people at the microphone and chose two people and interviewed them about Harrison Square. They chose one person in favor of the project and one person opposed to the project.
They chose Dave and I...
The City of Fort Wayne should contact David Corcoran and get him to speak on the subject for them. He truly did a great job of explaining why he feels the project is a must for Fort Wayne.
I have spent some time talking to several of our City Councilman and I have talked to many other people who have had conversations with our City Councilmen. I am ready to make my predictions on how the Harrison Square vote will go down...
Here is my prediction:
Voting AGAINST the Harrison Square Project will be:
John Shoaff (D)
Don Schmidt (R)
Tom Smith (R)
Voting in favor of the Harrison Square Project will be:
Sam Talarico (R)
John Crawford (R)
Tom Didier (R)
Glynn Hines (D)
Tim Pape (D)
Tom Hayhurst (D)
I am predicting it will pass 6 to 3...
Anyone else have a prediction?