Monday, July 31, 2006

Rain Forest: Monday July 31 Update

This week's Monday rain forest update is now available at Lots of news. The postponement of the announcement of the final "winner" in the site selection process -- monthly, from January through June -- has now been extended another three months to September. Riverside is raising more questions than answers. Funny numbers continue to form the basis for financial calculations. Developers are functioning as surrogate spokespersons for city governments. And Bradley Franzwa offers more analysis.

[Every Monday since December 2005 there has been a weekly upload to the pre-existing Iowa rain forest Web site I maintain. In all, printed out it would run over 100 single spaced pages; there are, in addition, links to the full text of hundreds of newspaper stories and reports. It is very probably the most complete resource on the topic anywhere on the Web.

It is found at:

Over the past few months the scope of the Web site has expanded from the rain forest project to include material related to the broader range of attractions and economic development generally in which the proposed rain forest exists and by which it must be evaluated.]

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