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I'll say this, most of people on here voicing their opinion know NOTHING about Dtown Albany, why?! Because they never come downtown other than to court, tags, etc... So don't get on some website voicing your so called opinions, it helps NOTHTHING, what would help Dtown is for you to come Dtown and shop or eat!!! Granted that the people in this article work, owned businesses, and have other dealings Dtown, but the rest have no room to speak.
As for Aaron Blair he has been the BEST Dtown Mng we've had in years!!! He is making progress little by little. If the country as a whole states it may be 20yrs to get out of debt (which will never happen), how can a small entitlement city with over 47% poverty level revitalize in a couple of years???!!! IMPOSSIBLE!!! We have to be optimistic and help out, not sit back and complain. I was told last year to stop complaining about Albany and help things happen in Albany, and since then Albany is an AWESOME place to me.
So help the Dtown Mng make things better rather than just sit back and gripe and complain behind some user id because your real name isn't displayed (because if most of your names were posted you wouldn't post half of this garbage). Ask yourself, what have I done to support dtown Albany and Albany as a whole, because complaining isn't a resolution to the problem, it's what people do that are too afraid to get their hands dirty.
As for Donna Driskell, this is one women that knows her stuff! She was handed a failing business that I don't even think she knew was doing that horrible and attempted to bring it out of the black. I may not be a rocket scientist, but if you continue to throw your money into a endless pit, how can you ever get a return investment? YOU CAN'T!!! She also retained all of her employees from the location!
So in closing, my name is Haryl Dabney and I'll stand behind ALL of my words stated here!!! STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT THE ISSUES ARE AND GET INVOLVED. STOP SAYING THE DTOWN MNG ISN'T DOING THIS OR THAT, BECAUSE HIS DOOR HAS ALWAYS BEEN OPEN FOR ME AND I'M NOT A DTOWN BUSINESS AND HE DOESN'T CARE WHO YOU ARE, HE'S WILLING TO SPEAK WITH YOU! THIS GOOD OLE BOY SYSTEM AND THE POLITICAL RESTRAINTS HAS PUT A BURDEN ON THIS CITY THAT HAS BEEN HARD TO OVERCOME. AND I WILL SAY THIS I WILL MAKE IT MY MISSION TO CHANGE THIS AND ALBANY WILL BE REVITALIZE AND DTOWN WILL BE REVITALIZE WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.
This has to be the STUPIDEST thing that I've heard! How can you tell someone that is 18 LEGAL, someone that is eligible to vote and fight for our country that they need to be accompanied by their parents. So I can die for you all, but I can't come enjoy myself!!! This is defiantly telling college kids we don't want you at our functions and events. So what about the other places in the city that 18 can go at night? We need to put more thought into actual conducive things, because this isn't it. If you want a way to handle events in Albany, contact me I'll help you out. -Haryl Dabney-
No is trying to catch the train from Albany, and it probably would be ridiculously costly to travel on it. If we provide the train service, then the bus service rate will drop. LOSE-LOSE situation here, say no a spend the money on these dilapidated house and buildings downtown.
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