Well, now that the powers that be have saved Walla Walla’s generic downtown from the evil octopus, perhaps they can actually start working on real problems.
Streets so degraded you risk front-end damage to your vehicle if you need to travel them. Of course, when they do decide to fix a street, it’s not necessarily one of the worst. They also plan to make it more difficult to use by changing it from four lanes to two.
City has a swimming pool that needed updating, maintenance, etc. The answer was to just shut it down and try to guilt taxpayers into paying for a water park. If I recall, that proposal didn’t really have much of a swimming pool and was voted down.
It’s also interesting that someone can buy the Blue Mountain Mall, tear it apart, leavean ugly hole in the ground and it’s no big deal. It has been that way for how many years?
But if you are a small business owner who tries to add some character and whimsy to an otherwise bland area, you are public enemy number one. How dare you try to be unique — they’ll pull out all the stops to put you back in your place.
Guess Mr. Catsiff should have opened a winery.