June 2, 2013 Gawnews exclusive interview with Councilman Mike Smith. Smith comments on the Mayor’s proposed Marina plan for the Jeff waterfront. Smith has had dock on the Riverfront for many years and the project is in his district. He has some insight into the challenges the city faces with this project.
Smith notes that any plan is subject to approval by the Corps of Engineers. That is always a demanding process. More importantly, he notes that the natural challenges presented by the Ohio River and it’s changes, The fact that Jeffboat barges are just upriver, and the issues surrounding maintenance means the project is far more complex than might appear to be the case by the casual observer.