Tucked into an article about plans to turn part of the Gateway Mall into a sculpture garden is a very interesting quote from Alderwoman Phyllis Young, who represents Soulard and downtown. The plan is awesome, by the way, but that is not the purpose of this post. This quote is:
Young, whose ward includes the mall, said she hopes the pact will set a precedent for private agencies to help run city parks, while still offering public uses.
Sounds like a public-private partnership to me! Much more to come on this issue (PPPs, not the sculpture park, although I hope that succeeds, too) in the future from SMI.