Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Help Wanted: Great Benefits, No Pay!

Work is continuing through several committees on the recommendations made by Project for Public Spaces last month to help activate Harold M. Tollefson Plaza. Volunteers are still welcome for each of these groups--the pay is low (read "nothing") but the benefits promise to be great for this public space and the rest of our community. And..there's plenty of work to go around!

One group is tackling the management of the Plaza, exploring how to program the space, manage regular use and even fund some needed capital improvements. To join this group, contact Joanne Buselmeier.

Another group is looking at ways to encourage sidewalk vendors to operate in the Plaza. Any potential vendors would be especially helpful to this process, so that the committee can better understand current obstacles to vendor operations. Have cart, will travel? Contact Paul Ellis on this one.


  1. Hot dogs and ice cream in the Plaza?

  2. I would think an Art Mart type event could be schedule at least once or twice a month.

  3. As for hot dogs, ice cream, coffee and popcorn. I say no. Let's get some original ideas out there for the vendors. An almond roca cart. A smoothie cart. (Is that feasible?) With the large art store at the top of the plaze and the Art Mart idea, how about a quick art cart. Items that can be created in the time it takes to have lunch or a (ok) coffee break.