Jewelry Store Petition
By Chris Barry
September 25, 2007
I keep reading all this jewelry store garbage and can't help
but agree with both sides. Yes, it would be nice to not see
so many jewelry stores here, but they have the right to be here.
What are we going to limit next? Bars? Souvenir Shops? Gas
Stations? Schools? It is a very silly idea to limit businesses
that have a legal right to be here. But just the same, what
about my home? Why can't I do as I please with it? Why do I
have to follow those silly zoning laws? I'll tell you why, because
the store owners pushed some initiative through the system that
says I can't have a business on my private property. Why, because
they say it increases traffic in their neighborhood. Well, isn't
that what businesses are supposed to do, increase traffic? Increased
traffic means more money staying in Ketchikan, doesn't it?
Why is it that the same people
that oppose limiting the jewelry stores are probably the same
people that oppose opening land for urban development, and probably
the same ones that pushed through the silly height laws for buildings.
Who cares. All of you that keep going off about the proposition
are all doing it for your own benefit and not for Ketchikan's
as you claim. If you cared about Ketchikan's future, you would
just sit back and worry more about real problems and let the
different businesses have a chance. Instead of limiting the
quantity of jewelry stores, why not pass a proposition that requires
them to be open a minimum of 14 days every month. See how many
stick around then.
Well, I'm done ranting and raving for now.
Chat with ya'll later!
About: "Another of Ketchikan's
Received September 25, 2007
- Published September 25, 2007
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