Since September with their wages going down at about 25% to 75% it will certainly be more of hardship on them this year. And with Holiday weekend adding a bit more of a loss that will certainly hurt more also.
Those of us who love our small businesses here are hoping and praying for city hall to see the light and return our beloved Winter Hill back to the businesses and taxpayers of Winter Hill.
No one I know wants to take a pay cut and neither do these small businesses for which it is hard enough to get by as it is. And with another set of Holidays around the corner it will certainly be a bigger hardship for them this year. Plus I don’t have a count on how many may have been laid off due to this.
I hope our politicians can look into their hearts and right this mistake they have admitted to. Maybe later on using some common sense once the city has restored our roadways back to normal usage we can get actual usable data to design Winter Hill to work for everyone and try not to repeat this mistake. It is the only fair and right thing to do.
Those of us in the real world have to fix our mistakes. The least our city can do is to do the same thing. It is only right. This has dragged on far too long as it is. Now is the time to be the better person and do the right thing. You will be a better person for it. It will also be a great present for our small business people and the elderly and disabled of Winter Hill for the holiday season.
There is a meeting at city hall on December 8th at 6PM and I hope those of us who see the need to fix this problem and will take the time out to voice your opinion or constructive ideas. And remember; only about 2% of their businesses are from people biking, most from people driving. Because the road is so messed up people are not coming here to shop now.
In L.A.’s Playa De Rey neighborhood, roads jammed as soon as the diet was imposed in July of this year. In four subsequent months of road dieting, the neighborhood saw 52 accidents, compared to the past average of 11.6 accidents per year. Businesses reported sales off by as much as 40 per cent. Sound familiar? It’s a tiny piece of road, why would you even do this here? Get off the computers and get out and look and listen to the problem. Listen and talk to the taxpayers. We are not stupid. My mother always had a saying, “think before you act”. Not that I always did that but these decision can have huge consequences.
Give Winter Hill back to us for Thanksgiving.