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Old 06-29-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Default What is Houston missing?

If you ran Houston, and had unlimited money, what would you add to the city to make it greater?
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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I'd get our public transit system more up to snuff for a city this size, but the real problem is people who want other people to change things for them, and not make an effort to be that change themselves. They want something for nothing, and no amount of money will fix that.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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I'd like to get a set of electric bleachers -- there are too many people to make due with just an electric chair.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I'd get our public transit system more up to snuff for a city this size, but the real problem is people who want other people to change things for them, and not make an effort to be that change themselves. They want something for nothing, and no amount of money will fix that.
I agree - it would go far in eliminating one of the biggest problems - traffic congestion.

Here's something that can be done for free and bring in revenue and save money - bump up the littering fine to $500 and enforce it.

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Old 06-29-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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A Riverwalk on a grander scale than San Antonio's.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Big late late night scene
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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A Riverwalk on a grander scale than San Antonio's.
This is doable. In fact, I thought we were headed that way a few years back.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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You know what we need?

A climate dome!!!

Experts Say Houston Dome May Help Environment | HULIQ
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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A Riverwalk on a grander scale than San Antonio's.
that would be interesting. where would it be?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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that would be interesting. where would it be?
Downtown near Bayou Place. More restaurants and clubs could be on the banks. That is what I thought the plan was about ten years ago. The bayou already runs by there - just needs to be dredged and widened.
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