Saturday, January 06, 2007

City Council 2007

After reading Brian Griffin's post about candidates and The Dean's post about this Holbrook character I was inspired to create a page in the Beacon's Cincinnati Wiki for City Council. It's just a stub right now, but I hope to eventually fill in some info about each of the current councilmembers. I'd also like to get pages started for the candidates to serve as a reference point for who they are, etc.

Friday, January 05, 2007

A new mindset for a new year

My good friend Chris Feldhaus has penned an article for UC's The News Record:

"The fact is that this is a great university in a great city with some very solvable problems. UC students need to stop planning their quick exit after graduation, and start creating jobs in the area by opening businesses. They should advocate for improvements to the city that help students and local residents, such as better public transportation, aggressive crime-fighting tactics and finishing the developments along McMillan."

I concur.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Greater Cincinnati Originals

The Greater Cincinnati Originals is a community of independently owned and operated restaurants as well as a local chapter of Dine Originals America. The idea is to promote local, original restaurants. Their list of members is my new list of places to try out sometime.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A wiki? Really?

No. Despite what you may have read, Hamilton County has not started a wiki. They have opened a publicly-editable, online database, and I think that that is a good thing. Really, props to whoever had this idea. But it is not a wiki by a longshot.

See my previous post for more on what it takes to be an actual wiki.