The edict has been given: Park in the parking garage!
Suggestion 1. Why do we need a city manager? Eliminate that position and save the city money. Have the mayor do this job rather than attend meetings and have his picture taken.
Suggestion 2. Enact a term limit (if there isn’t one) on running for city council. Four years is too long for a member to impose her agenda on new members. This writer met with the city manager on behalf of the parking lot and the YMCA as closing the lot would have a negative impact on the members, especially the little children. At that time, the city government wanted people to park in the parking garage! An alternative location for the visitors center was not even considered, despite pleas from the public.
What are these “visitors” going to do after they have seen the Seward House? Wander up and down Genesee Street looking at empty store fronts, with not even a bookstore in town? Oh, but we have a bicycle shop — that’s progress!
Well, let them drink beer; there are plenty of those places in Auburn. This city government is so enamored with the parking garage and visitors center that they seem to have forgotten about Owasco Lake.