Room for compromise

Dear Editor:Thank you for keeping the citizens of Downey informed on the progress of the Avenue Theatre. Although some kind of housing must be a part of the property, not all of it needs to be exclusively for housing. So there appears to be a common ground here: housing and theater. The Avenue Arts Foundation has been collecting signatures to save the Avenue, which shows community interest , which we can only hope the Downey City Council will recognize. When the theater is up and running, non-residents will come to our city. Mayor Mario Guerra says he's willing to listen to suggestions and ideas for the proeprty. Let's hope a meeting of the minds will result in putting Downey and the Avenue back on the map. - Steve Roupe, Downey

********** Published: August 7, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 16