Downtown trouble

Dear Editor: When I read in The Patriot about the downtown organization to provide additional security and clean-up services as the area becomes more heavily patronized by the unruly, it brought to mind the passage from Matthew stating: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Together these make me wonder if the city is selling its soul by attracting, welcoming and glorifying (perhaps for the tax dollars brought in) those establishments which cause a need for increased security and cleanup.

It would seem to be wiser to avoid attracting any problems rather than to guard against and clean up after them.

Hugh T. Hoskins




Published: July 17, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 14