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I had to add more pages to this sustainable development blah-blah-blah plan of which I have witty quotes running along one header. I need another for the new page....so I need another quote... so where better to come than to the throbbing brain.....
You could work our quotes into your work like GOD did in the Bible Code. What's Yiddish for sprawl? Feel free to use anything I have written here - as an example for good or for bad.
Dont forget it is el Guapo, AICP.
One of my personal sayings: "Forgiveness is a gift. Trust is earned."
I have no idea what that would have to do with a planning document.
Another thing I talk about from time to time:
"People seem to think that they have a choice as to whether or not to spend money on a certain issue. In reality, they often have no choice: the issue is going to cost them, one way or another. The real question it when and how to spend the money and what kind of quality of life it buys you."
My sister sometimes says "Pay me now or pay me later." about not dealing with Issues.
I turned that into:
"Pay me now or pay me later: with interest, penalties and late fees, forever and ever."
"No-one has yet proven that color-coded homes in a subdivision of overwhelming deed restrictions will stand the test of time. Unlike the old neighborhoods that most Americans say they would rather live in".
I wish my wit extended to more than just keen observation about certain places.
I've been collecting planning quotes for a while. These are mine:
Poor Las Cruces ... so far from heaven, so close to El Paso
No city has tried harder to commit suicide than Buffalo, New York. Fortunately, it can't do a good job at that, either.
You can take a person out of Buffalo, but you can't take the Buffalo out of a person.
(FYI - Anthony Masiello, Buffalo's Mayor, now uses this as one of his favorite quotes!)
Top Ten Things You'll Never Hear From a Planning Consultant
10. You're right; we're billing way too much for this.
9. Bet you I can go a week without saying "sustainable" or "Portland."
8. How about paying us based on the success of the plan?
7. This whole concept is based on an article I read in Planning magazine.
6. Actually, the only difference is that we charge more than they do.
5. I don't know enough about this city to speak intelligently about that.
4. Implementation? I only care about writing long reports.
3. I can't take the credit. It was Jane in Development Review.
2. The problem is ... you have too much work for too few people.
1. Your zoning code looks just fine. You really don't need me.
Q: How many Buffalo city planners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Six - four to write an extensive study recommending a three-way 100/200/250 watt light bulb, one to write an article in the Buffalo News praising the study, and one to put in a 10 watt blub instead.