LETTER: Shame on you, Daily Republic editorial board, for alcohol itemThe City Council did not pass the ordnance to allow street drinking. I felt like giving them a pat on the back, even when I read in The Daily Republic that other larger cities had passed it.
By: Carmen Johnson, Mitchell
To the Editor:
The City Council did not pass the ordnance to allow street drinking. I felt like giving them a pat on the back, even when I read in The Daily Republic that other larger cities had passed it.
I still felt the council had done the right thing for our city. Maybe our city has more family values and we are more concerned about the message we are sending to our young people. We were OK without street drinking for this long, maybe we don’t need it now.
The news of the Hairball concert pictured in the paper recently said it was profitable. It’s not my cup of tea, but OK, I drink a beer occasionally myself. Good for them. Then the editorial staff decided to bring up the no-drinking issue again.
So 2,018 people spent about $30,000 on beer for 5.45 beers per person. I am wondering how that can be related to being intoxicated? Their point being the council buckled into the whims of a few.
The editorial stated “It was a fine event and we heard of no criminal incidents or serious accidents arising from the alcohol consumed there.” My answer is we were lucky. I was so upset I could hardly finish reading the paper.
Shame on you, editorial board, for writing that editorial.