More or Less?

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. Their meeting packet is available online.

They will review suggestions received at the October 12th downtown open house.   People had a lot of ideas for downtown, many of them conflicting.  Suggestions included:

  • providing grants to businesses for more tables & chairs on the sidewalk vs having fewer tables & chairs on the sidewalk;
  • having fewer signs cluttering the sidewalk vs adding more signs to encourage business vitality;
  • having fewer eateries and breweries vs having a public plaza with food trucks;
  • adding statues representing skiers, hikers, and wildlife versus having more abstract art;
  • developing the Foss lot and the block west of that lot, versus having space permanently open for public events;
  • requiring new buildings to provide plentiful on-site parking;
  • adding affordable workforce housing;
  • Having more frequent trash and recycling pickup.


The Sustainability Board will meet on Wednesday night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will be getting ready for SUSTAINABILITY NIGHT on November 30th.