Open Thread 11/14/08

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments on the City Council & Outside Help post. Lots of food for thought there—I’m still munching.

This is a weekend open thread, meaning no topic is off-topic. I’ll kick off with a few questions that have arisen this week:

1) Pevo asks whether local contractors support the Construction Manager approach to building the police station or do they prefer Design-Bid-Build?

2) The new, improved Municipal Parking Lot 4 is laid with real brick. Can you use a regular snowplow on it?

3) I’ve been told that 15 or so good-sized trees have been planted on the lot now devoted to the skating rink at First & Locust. Does this say something about DeKalb’s commitment to finding a developer for this piece of property, or not?