Day: September 25, 2018


Some of the staff are working with me to rethink our streetscapes in our business districts so I’m using this conference to explore ideas that other cities are using.  The idea is to take everything down to the bare bones and build up.  Today I’m looking at planters as a way to bring some color, vegetation and life to our streetscapes.  So tell me at which of these types of planters you like.


Metal Planters








Cement Decorative Planters







Round Planters




















Rectangle Planters










Planters as part of a building architecture.


My New Friend

I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Franswayn.  Franswayn gives tours of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to visitors pointing out places to see, eat and visit.  He even arranged for me to hear the cannon go off on the U.S.S. Constellation.  It was a great 1/2 hour I spent with him.  Because I lived in this area, he could point out all of the changes that were made since I moved.

It left me wondering if Lincoln City has people would would volunteer to be tour guides to our visitors.  Perhaps we can coordinate this through “Explore Lincoln City” (formerly known as the Lincoln City Convention Bureau).  Let me know what you think at