Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, March 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Angela Congdon thinks the city of Pullman could have done better when planning Bishop Boulevard.

The 21-year-old Washington State University student said the boulevard's box stores (?) and strip malls add no quality to the Pullman community and detract from the well-planned, pedestrian-friendly downtown area.

"There's no cohesion," she said of recent construction along the boulevard. "Everything is random."


Congdon, who came to Pullman from the north Seattle area, said she likely wouldn't have initiated the protest without Rahmani's leadership. But she wanted to leave her mark on Pullman, since she soon will leave town to finish her degree at WSU-Spokane.
-"Students protest city's 'architorture'," Moscow-Pullman Daily News, March 28, 2008

Bye Angela. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Don't forget to e-mail Professor Ayad Rahmani at arahmani@wsu.edu and WSU President Elson Floyd at floyde@wsu.edu and let them how you feel about the taxpayer-funded insulting of Pullman during "Cougar Pride Days."


Barenjager said...

Well planned downtown? Is she kidding? Has she ever been downtown? She must be riding that magic trolley down from campus to get her latte.

April E. Coggins said...

I loved the part about downtown being being built and planned at the same time. Our store is actually several buildings, all lumped together with ugly yellow steel siding. We hate it, too. Alas, there is no government grant to improve it.

There is a sixty year difference between our oldest and newest part. The last thing these old buildings have going for them is great planning. These were and are the best the merchants at the time could afford. Just like now. Historic? You bet. Modern and better? Absolutely not.