Saturday, March 11, 2006
A Manager for Laurel's Historic Main Street?
The Main Street Manager idea is the hot debate around our fair city this weekend. There are strong opinions for and against it. The candidates gave their positions at last Wednesday's forum in two flavors; some were for it and others were "not opposed" to it. I'm not sure how they plan to vote "not opposed" on an ordinance.
I support a Main Street manager for Laurel. But I also strongly believe that the merchants should pay for it. There are just some things that governments are not good at, like managing for-profit commercial endeavors. Giving a government the responsibility for managing a commercial business district is like giving a case of beer and a Corvette to a group of teenagers. It might work out fine, but it's mighty risky for all.
But I'm much more interested in what you think, so I've created another quick survey. It should only take you two minutes and I'll post the results here for all to see.
Click here to take the Main Street Manager survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=137211883737