By Arthur Moore
Could not resist the Arrow cliché but it fit so perfectly. I have been in this city for many years, I have tried not to believe things about the mayor. But I can no longer do that. This restore Broadway crusade has become one of saving our local businesses.
I did not start out that way but as I learned I changed with it. It was hard to understand why the ability of handicapped people to go to stores there had their access taken from them by the city. And why was this bus/bike lane implemented now? Before election? Before our streets were returned to us after being closed and another one closing shortly which should NOT have been done until after everything was reopened. Talks to rectify this are put off until after the election. Businesses are dying now in Winter Hill and are looking more like a deliberate land grab than anything else.
The city in their vision wants these multiuse buildings on Broadway. What better way to do it than put these businesses out of business and take the property. I am told that this whole business on Broadway is the result of three people, Niedergang, Rawson and Curtatone. I also explained in my zero vision article about how this city is doing the opposite of helping to be a carbon free city.
When someone is in office this long in that kind of position they just do as they please like it was their own company then someone who is supposed to be working for the people who voted for them. And while taking the time to actually talk to people I can’t find anyone who is employed by the city who wants Curtatone for mayor. I am also asked not to mention who for they fear what could happen.
There will be people holding signs for him on election day who will not be voting for him. Many are fooled by his talk. I can’t believe when at an important meeting to the taxpayers his face is in his phone and pays no attention. Is this what we want for a mayor? A lot of things sneak by when not paying attention.
Now that I have time at this point in my life I am seeing so much wrong here and it is unbearable. We need desperately to speak up for ourselves and our long time businesses that we have known for so many years and will surely lose them. I am not going to keep on writing in this article as I could go on for so long now that I have learned so much.
I can see why Marianne Walles is doing so good as a new political face is that so many people are finally waking up to the fact that they have been losing so much here and now want to save what is left. Were Curtatone to work for the people she would have had to drop out by now instead of the opposite of gaining support.
Tuesday is Election Day, get out and be heard. There is transportation for everyone and people are counting on you. Of course I want Joe to go but the choice is yours. I will be out on Broadway and Temple at 4.30PM today. Feel free to drop by and say hello or ask questions. Or join our mailing list or ask questions of us at firstname.lastname@example.org And just a reminder, we are not anti bike or bus. Many bikers have joined us after learning what we are trying to do.
I think too many got the wrong idea and I keep trying to clarify that. Let’s all work together and save these local businesses. No one wants to lose their mode of living and neither do these wonderful people.
Four years from now will be too late. Please help and vote for Marianne Walles, please.