Comment 14401

By Jelly (anonymous) | Posted November 23, 2007 at 15:29:19

I also got a little chuckle out of the BIA's claim that every time they try to do something "out of the box" the city gets in their way. They go on to describe advertising banners on lightpoles as thinking "out of the box".

This BIA hasn't done anything creative as far as I can recall- except for maybe replacing the reindeer in gore park with a merry-go-round, but that was after they finally caved to public pressure.

It would be great to see a more co-operative downtown BIA that can see beyond just the immediate and look for more well-rounded solutions downtown.

I understand that the BIA has to step to the plate for the businesses within it's own boundaries, but how many times do we have to read an article where they either blame the city for being in the way, or the “undesirables” in the area for fucking things up.

Maybe they can use the time they spend complaining and blaming everyone else for their problems instead on looking for more of those “out of the box” solutions.

The most creative ideas usually come out of working with what you’ve got, working around the circumstances, working with the people who are already there. Most of the time, anyone who isn’t in lockstep with the BIA’s line of thinking is usually accused of being anti-business.

Some of us just can’t stand bad ideas.

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