This song breaks my goddamn heart every time.
@Coco--on Neighborland, people submit, or "propose" ideas, and then other people support those ideas by saying "me too". When Neighborland first launched last summer, Ms. Fournier was the first to translate what is a long standing priority for the downtown neighborhoods--a streetcar to Poland--on to the Neighborland.com site. That isn't made clear in the article, so people have misconstrued it as something Ms. Fournier portrayed as a novel idea to the reporter. Which would be a preposterous thing to do. Perhaps authorship of ideas is something we should reconsider at Neighborland.
I think most New Orleanians are understand what its like to have "meeting fatigue". I think most Americans understand the difficultly of balancing commitments to work, family, and community. Those are some of the problems we are trying to address with Neighborland. If you have any feedback on how Neighborland might be better able to do that, we want to hear it.
(should have put my contact info down the first time around)
Pooky--Ms. Fournier didn't attempt to take credit for anything. The writer and editor drew your attention to her in a way that makes your mischaracterization totally understandable. Ms. Fournier is just a resident, and a long-time one at that. She certainly hasn't "instigated" anything. She simply supports a project that is extremely widely supported in both the downtown neighborhoods and the city as a whole. She shouldn't be the focus of your ire.
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