One thing my wife and I agree on: We both hated to see the octopus mural painted over. It was a creative idea and very fitting for Bob Castiff’s fine toy store sparkling up Walla Walla’s Main Street.
In the spirit of community unity we’re sorry a better idea, using diplomacy and compromise to amend or modify the code to align with the majority of public opinion, that would have allowed the mural to stay didn’t happen.
Kate Reeve’s April 7 letter gave good historical background as to the truth of poor thinking that led to poor actions. A man-made plan could not be changed. In these dark economic days all of us need to think twice before spending other people’s money and creating division.