Is the flap over deconstruction really about its appropriateness as a city program? Or is it a reality check as to which councilpersons are serious about the tenets of 2010—that plan which was touted at home and around the world but has slowly lost its compass over the last year?
Last week it was announced that the City of Youngstown received a grant to pursue a deconstruction program related to the dismantling of vacant structures. Steve Novotny, currently interning with the city while finishing his degree at Youngstown State, wrote the $39,000 grant proposal for management of the project and is being looked at to lead the program. Two different papers in Youngstown took two significantly different approaches to reporting this news