How much of your money was spent by Mayor Bob and your town council for what we already know? Restaurants and retail will revitalize the downtown, not a $35 million office building. Why are they spending money we do not have on a study as lame as this while they slash after-school programs and want to cut funding to the Public Library in times when we need its resources the most?
Maybe if the mayor and his council actually went to the library, they would see that that is last place to cut funding. How many ways can they spend our money without doing anything? Most of the “challenge facing the downtown” is the city itself. Without stepping up and finishing the sewer project and revitalizing the city’s basic infrastructure, finding tenants under current conditions is the “challenge.”
I can’t wait to see how Mayor Bob spins this report we just paid for to make his Civic Center the anchor store.