Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mayor’s Economic Development Commercials

The mayor’s recently released campaign commercials are long on sizzle but short on substance. What’s missing in all of the advertisements is, of course, an appreciation of the notion of cost-benefit and the need to preserve and nurture existing local businesses. As the Bowles report has emphasized, the mayor’s top-down approach may yield an edifice explosion but more attention needs to be paid to what will be lost in the building mania.