Monday, May 21, 2007

An editorial in the Bulletin, yesterday. "Clean up downtown site."

"Teasing out who was right or wrong in the various squabbles requires experts with skills beyond ours." They Bulletin says, and concludes, "It's an eyesore now, and that must change."

Way to take a stand, Bulletin. I'm against litter too!

Actually, I take it out on the Bulletin. But I think they actually do make the case, even if they don't want to point red flags at the conclusions.

".....several years ago, the family..." (the Eriksen's)..."members announced plans to develop first a hotel, and later retail and residential buildings on the side In the process, it got into a tiff with one of the neighbors and has wrangled with city hall over building heights and river setbacks, among other things."

"Meanwhile, however, the family has leveled most of the structures on the land, leaving behind hunks of broken concrete and other rubble, weeds, construction cones and the like. The result is an eyesore."

Gee, I wonder if we can "tease" who's at fault?

I wish the city of Bend luck.

1 comment:

Duncan McGeary said...

O.K. I said I was torn, and in the end, I decided I didn't like the personal nature of the post. Either I needed to name names and tell the whole story from my veiwpoint, or drop it.

I dropped it.

I guess it went on BendBlogs, at least in the short run. So we'll see if anyone read it.