Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Join Today's Twitter Chat about Shockoe Bottom


What: Twitter chat about Shockoe Bottom

Host: National Trust for Historic Preservation, @SavingPlaces

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

Moderator handle: @SavingPlaces

Hashtag to follow: #SaveDiversePlaces

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Recent media

Leading Preservation Organization Urges Richmond Mayor to Throw Out Baseball Stadium Plan: Mayor should reject baseball and support memorial park
September 18, 2015 | Contact pr@savingplaces.org or 202-588-6141
http://www.preservationnation.org/who-we-are/press-center/press-releases/2015/mayor-should-reject-baseball-and-support-memorial-park.html


On opening day, baseball debate still stuck on back burner
By GRAHAM MOOMAW and K. BURNELL EVANS / April 8, 2015
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_0f2bd2e2-2597-5f58-9c3b-81c03b18478c.html


Nuts to mayor: Flying Squirrels thrive at DiamondBy Kenric Ward / April 9, 2015
http://watchdog.org/210897/flying-squirrels-baseball/


Podcasts / Radio
Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va.By: Rebecca Sheir / September 12, 2014
http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/14/09/12/opponents_balk_at_mayors_stadium_proposal_in_shockoe_bottom_va



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Public tax subsidy of Sports stadiums does not pay off...

Cities across the country continue to struggle with this same issue; and yet the research continues to affirm the same result, city after city. The following piece is about a proposal for Providence, Rhode Island.

"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
— Steven Frias on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in a newspaper commentary

http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2015/mar/07/steven-frias/ri-gop-official-steven-frias-says-research-finds-n/