Tim O'Donohue 
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Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

Nashville is not set up like other metropolitan areas. There are not many people who live "downtown" as they do in other cities like New York or San Fran. Basically we all live in neighborhoods surrounding the city. Based on the current ridership levels of our bus system now, any light rail system implemented in Nashville will without a doubt be an enormously expensive boondoggle that will make traffic worse than it is, cost at least double what is proposed and end up serving far less riders than promised. This is (thankfully) why Nashville has resisted this idea. We have enough budget problems as it is, let's not add another one.

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Posted by Tim O'Donohue on 10/09/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Can the people Nashville hopes to attract afford to move here? And can the residents who made it desirable afford to stay?

So I'm confused, do we want to be the It City or not?

I see a lot of publications like the Scene bragging how hip and awesome Nashville is, but at the same time lamenting the success that allows them to brag about it in the first place.

I get the complaint that we don't want to turn in to "another Atlanta" but until Nashville gets another million inhabitants that's not going to be an issue.

Or maybe this is just another clickbait article about our woeful success?

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Posted by Tim O'Donohue on 10/02/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Casting Call: Prospective Nashville Reality Series Seeks 'Hipster Rockers' With 'East Nashville Attitude'

I would LOVE to have someone explain to me what an "East Nashville attitude" is, and how it has anything to do with music or art.

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Posted by Tim O'Donohue on 08/26/2013 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Martin's Bar-B-Que to Open New Joint on Belmont Boulevard

Holy crap!!! Lannae, I heard the the same angelic choir too!! They were singing something about brisket, I don't know latin....

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Posted by Tim O'Donohue on 06/04/2013 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Film Incentives Meeting 1 p.m. Today at Belcourt

Let's be honest in the assessment of the economic advantages to Film Industry Tax Credits for Tennessee.

Do the numbers add up? This report says they don't.


I especially don't like this part- "Information from other states also suggests that many of the economic benefits of film productions go out of state. In Connecticut, only 11 percent of spending eligible for the state’s film tax credit in fiscal year 2009 was described in tax credit applications as “actual Connecticut expenditures.” According to the Arizona Department of Commerce, film producers subsidized by the state in calendar year 2008 spent 62 percent of their budgets outside of Arizona.19 A study of Michigan’s film tax subsidies by Michigan State University concluded that in fiscal year 2008, film producers spent 47.5 percent of their budgets out of state. And in 2008, the Providence Journal, after threatening a lawsuit, obtained information from the Rhode Island Office of Film and Television concerning the production of the film “Hard Luck.” Of the $11 million spent on this production in Rhode Island, only 17 percent went to Rhode Island residents or businesses.

Those who refuse to use arithmetic are doomed to talk nonsense (when it comes to state budgets).

Posted by Tim O'Donohue on 02/20/2012 at 11:28 PM

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