Today she is blogging her reservations about MTC (though not with the idea), and she is correcting wrong information that the MTC team put out. First she challenges the dubious claim that there is no parcel of undeveloped land comparable to the Bells Bend acres:
Contrary to the testimony last night, there are a good number of parcels that exceed 50 acres in Davidson County. Fifty acres is the amount of land necessary, supposedly, for a "corporate campus." My search turned up about 710 properties. Some of those are occupied but quite a number are classified as vacant or rural. Interestingly, there appear to be a few on this side of the river, not terribly far from the "executive housing" that apparently is another way to say the 23rd District.In well-reasoned style, CM Evans challenges Tony Giarratana's claims that Williamson County is wealthier than us thanks to developers building Cool Springs. She points out that the WillCo machine is better greased than ours and they were coordinating development long before Cool Springs was built.
Finally, she offers a solution that would involve the Mayor's Office taking a more pivotal role through the General Plan and its Office of Economic Development than it has in the past. The OED would work closely with Council Members to coordinate a county-wide economic strategy.
There you go, mainstream media. Rather than hitching your wagon to a greenspace-gobbling land speculator (who came off last night as self-important and not above using growth as a bludgeon) while you christen it the only viable option, why not hitch it to a smart rising star like Emily Evans?