The Way I See It
In case you are wondering, I support the partial closure of Main Street. With the public library and community center taking over most of the city block, it makes sense to have some space for various events. This street closure will lend space for a plaza in the future when funds are raised.
To clarify a few points...
1. Only the portion of the street directly in front of the two buildings - the community center and the public library (or if you have been here a while...only in front of the old Williams Hardware and Dowdy’s Mens and Boys’ Wear) would be closed.
2. There is “no excessive government spending” to be stopped. Funds are already in place for the current design. In the future, monies will be raised (perhaps even donated) for the proposed plaza area.
3. There may be confusion on what was directed by the council to City Manager Pearson. The plans approved on July 28, 2011 will be completed so a solid estimate may be made. This is needed so bids may go out to actually complete the buildings. It is very important that the public gets to the polls to vote for both Initiatives 1 & 2 so that the original designs are used.
4. Main Street will still be open for the businesses. It is NOT closing
The way I see it, it is very important that apathy does not win this election. Too many fine folks have lost their bids to serve in office and too many causes have failed because the polls were ignored or people thought that their vote would not matter. Your vote DOES matter. Ifyou are a qualified voter in Pleasanton....please vote for Initiatives 1 & 2. If you are a qualified voter in any other election...please vote. That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.
SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or email@example.com