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Philip M. Faccenda

Philip M. Faccenda is an AIA award-winning architect and planner. He is the Editor-in-Chief of E-City Beat.

Biased: Great Falls Tribune Hires Liberal Activist As Local ‘Watchdog’

If you missed Great Falls Tribune editor Grady Higgins' piece from a couple of weeks ago, chances are you might not have...

Unfair Or Illegal?

Did the City’s Indoor Recreation Center and Aquatic Facility consultant selection process violate the Federal Procurement rules? In June...

Stop – In The Name Of Fairness And Common Sense

What’s a 50 meter pool that is 25 meters short? If you answered, “very short-sighted”, you’d be correct, but that’s what you...

Groundhog Falls

HISTORY JUST KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF After Mantle and Maris hit back-to-back home runs in 1961, Yogi Berra said “It’s...

Location, Location, Location: Haste Makes Waste

As they say, location is hugely important in real estate. Process is equally important in a fair and competitive...

Timber

If it wasn’t enough for the Great Falls Public School District to deforest the Great Falls High School original campus by cutting...

Rubber Stamp

What is the purpose of an elected city commission? As representatives of the citizens how should commissioners direct the affairs of government?...

Great Falls Aquatic Center Exceeds Speed Limit

It doesn’t matter how big a hurry you are in, it pays to obey traffic signals. As we all know, not following...

Lions Park Indoor Recreation & Aquatics Facility

As I suggested in a previous article, by all measure the new Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Facility should be developed at Lions...

Forget The Carrot, Keep Your Eye On The Ball

If you are asking why the site selection for the new proposed Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Facility looks like a train wreck...