It seems there was a massive lack of communication between the business owners and/or city leaders’ consulting group. But too late now.

Several businesses and one restaurant — on a small narrow street — and the city wanted an outdoor cafe setting. How stupid.

Twenty thousand dollars spent to ruin a small street, ruin the businesses that paid taxes and totally inconvenience everyone downtown that works, lives or visits. There were at least two options other than this $20,000 spent to murder much-needed business downtown.

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