"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 16 July 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "IN YOUR EYES...": 

In parts of the teeming metropolis of New York City streets are numbered and they are alternating one way. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on the morning or afternoon rush hour and the direction in which you are travelling. In the cops and robbers movies of old the robbers tried to escape the cops by driving the wrong way up or down a one-way street, to be greeting by the gnashing of brakes and the blaring of horns.

Aurora is not a teeming metropolis, but one of our councillors recently proposed that three streets in our "core" be designated one-way. BRILLIANT!

And to further aggravate aesthetic matters one of these streets should be available for angled parking. This brings back memories of my travels through much of the great plain and mountain states of America, where dirt main streets, 100' wide, were occupied by all manner of cars and pick-up trucks, many with trailers attached, all angle-parked outside the local shops, restaurants and saloons - and an occasional horse tethered to a hitching rail. Aurora is not cow-town Kansas. Angled parking would somehow be unseemly.

And while I'm on "our Town" - which by the way is a pretty nice place to live - it would be remiss if I did not mention a couple of other things that annoy the hell out of me. One is the notion of Aurora having a "cultural precinct." I always associate "precinct" with police procedurals on TV. Whose brainwave was this? What is a CULTURAL PRECINCT? There are a couple of old buildings on Victoria Street that should be meeting the wrecker's ball, not an ongoing subject of "repurposing." I hate this word and equate it to "issues" - "she's got issues." Or foodie or selfie. There are many more that have crept into common use. The only thing to say about them is that they are "common."

A four-story condominium with a facade similar to Wells Street Public School would fit in beautifully, with its own underground parking. Enough yammering after more than a decade. Council - GET OFF THE POT.

To be continued...

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 16 July 2016 at 17:01

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