Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Take down public symbols of the Mission system?

Posted on May 25, 2017
Take down public symbols of the Mission system?

New Orleans has recently gone through process to remove symbols of the Confederacy from public places. For years, such statues and... Continue

City Council planning retreat report

Posted on May 20, 2017

Formerly, the May 18 meeting reported on here was called the council goals setting workshop. I attended the entire meeting and offer... Continue

The rising tide of big money

Posted on May 20, 2017

After 20 years living in Tucson, AZ, and watching the planning and development dynamic there, and seeing the same patterns unfold here... Continue

Sitting duck of an FSE PR mailer

Posted on May 12, 2017
Sitting duck of an FSE PR mailer

A recent May, 2017 Caymus Capital, FSE project mailer calls for some educated deconstruction. The message as a whole is included at... Continue

Suggestions for city council strategic planning session

Posted on May 11, 2017
Suggestions for city council strategic planning session

A special meeting of the city council will be held Thursday, 5/18, 9:AM – 4:PM, at 175 First Street West, the Police Station Emergency... Continue

Further analysis of IOLERO public process

Posted on May 5, 2017

The IOLERO (Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach) meeting on May 1 was prefaced by some good news. Sheriff Freitas... Continue

Lessons of Bonita Washington

Posted on May 2, 2017

Many folks self-reference as a preface to their comments: “I did such and such of so many years and…”; “I was on _____ for... Continue

Altimira Apts.: A condensation point for local issues

Posted on April 26, 2017

The Altamira Apartments affordable housing development on Broadway brings to the fore many salient regional planning and climate, sustainability... Continue

Talk of the Town continued

Posted on April 23, 2017

The following are my musings and opinons as a city council watcher. Any semblence of accuracy is purely coincidental. Regarding the... Continue

Who says the system is broken ?

Posted on April 19, 2017

It seems clear where “the system is broken” rationales, about city commission appointments, are coming from. This is a... Continue