And on that blog they say:
On Saturday, March 7th, MDHA, at Councilman Jameson's request, hosted a public meeting to discuss their proposed alternative sequence to the Riverfront Plan. It's a sign of the enthusiasm for this project that over two hundred residents took their Saturday morning to attend the meeting and make their sentiment hear. MDHA presented their overview of the Riverfront Plan, including all of the original projects. At the end of the presentation, after promising that we would get all the pieces that the funded plan proposed, MDHA offered a few, not so compelling reasons why they shouldn't be held to the order that was required under the original plan. In other words, despite input of over a thousand Nashvillians, over 16 months worth of work and standing on the shoulders of innumerable earlier studies, and almost a half-million dollars of public funding to create a plan which was specifically charged to include an implementation sequence, the Mayor's Office wants to scrap it and do what it chooses instead.City Paper reporter Nate Rau's biased piece failed to mention that the number of East Nashvillians attending was over 200. Of course, that doesn't look good for the Mayor's Office, so it is logical that Rau would choose to leave it out.