Jump to content
That's the best summation of the situation that I have read!
I want a Sheriff with at least a small amount of integrity and humility.
Could it have to do with being humble? I think John Turner talks a whole lot about how great he is in regards to his education and relevant experience. A little bit of humility wouldn't hurt him at all.
Man alive. This is an absolutely crazy race. It's gotten incredibly political, and frankly, I am tired of the "he said" junk. It's a perplexing race, and I am not sure who to support. My gut tells me not to support Turner anymore though.
I like Mick and think he is a very engaging individual. There were some things that went on though with him, that just can't be tolerated. The latest of these events was the dismissal of Don Wilkins. This was not the only event, but one of many. This is not including the bond fiasco, where he was interviewing at a different district while he was trying to pass a bond here.
Like I said, I like Mick but I think it's definately time for a change and I applaud him for also recognizing this.
A golf ball vs a car is a bit different than a golf ball vs a human. A golf ball could do some real damage to the head or face of a person. Golfers are familiar with the need to always be on the lookout and aware of your surroundings when on the course. I don't think an average citizen has this awareness when on or around a course.
Thanks for using commone sense on the issue. There are not winery related outlets in every single building and space in WW. I too would like to know where the animosity comes from. It seems that the resurgence of WW came pretty much step in step to the wine industry exploding. How can that be a bad thing? I remember downtown in the early 90's. It was a ghost town.
Sorry Paco, but rent downtown is a product of a free market, not some crazy wine conspiracy. There are "little guys" that own wineries, that are making the rent work. Being on Main St is incredibly desirable for any sort of retail business, not just wineries.
Educate yourself on this issue before you say that wineries and landlords have a "crush" on each other. $2K in rent from a winery is the same as $2K in rent from another entity.
If the wineries don't take this spaces, who will? The downtown, mainstreet retailer is essentially dead. The internet has put a huge target on the backs of independent main street retailers. Whether you like it or not, this is the reality of today's economic environment.
Would you rather these spots sit vacant? That's not good for anybody. As much as some people loathe wineries, they are good for our economy. They bring tax dollars to our valley, along with good jobs. They also promote tourism, which also brings in tax dollars and jobs.
I assumed that it was pretty self explanatory, but I suppose it wasn't if even 1 person misunderstood. Barracuda's response was the last thing that I expected.
I guess it's a lesson in communicating digitally. It's hard to convey a message while typing. I apologize to anybody that was offended.
Last login: Monday, August 25, 2014
2015 Best Of The Best Winners
The latest wine and dine news.
The Valley's people, wine & food.
Find your way around the Valley.
Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Union-Bulletin, 112 S. First Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362/509-525-3300. All rights reserved.