Mayor Dan Klein wrote:
Mayor Dan Klein said the city has not come up with any specific plans for the land yet.
"Right now we are just looking at our options," he said.
Don't believe the hype; you know what the master plan says.
The Mayor wants to tear down the SW corner of the square so he can "straighten out 231".
If this happens, he will be DESTROYING OUR HISTORIC SQUARE
Plus, I'd like to point out a few other facts:
If 231 is straightened out, the East, West, and North ends of the square will no longer be considered part of 231.
They will then become the cities responsibility to maintain.
This means higher city taxes.
The city will not only be responsible for the paving, striping and maintenance, but also for the snow plowing and snow clearance.
Now anyone that lives here knows, you don't just get to clear the snow from the square by running the plows around it.
All cars and trucks must be moved out of all the parking spaces.
after the plows push all the snow into the parking spaces, front end loaders and tri-axle dump trucks are brought in and the snow is hauled away and dumped else where.
That would become the city's responsibility, and the revenue would need to be raised to fund it.
Why is the Mayor so set on making the square more navigable for trucks at higher speeds?
Trucks have been getting around the square just fine for 100 years plus.
These trucks at higher speeds will be running right past our new middle school.
Also, are you aware that a vast majority of square adjacent parking is the parking lot behind the Chase bank?
The last time they posted the Lakota Plans, that parking area was gone and designated as green space.
I'm telling you kids, we have got to vote this Mayor out before he DESTROYS OUR HISTORIC SQUARE in November 2007.
Email the above article to every CP resident you know and let them KNOW
what the Mayor has in store for the square if they don't vote him out next November.