NAC suggests you go to the DNA rigged polling page and disrupt its bush league tactics by voting for the parking garage. Sadly, doing so may be the only chance we get to register a viewpoint.
From the same old suspects, playing the same old childish fix-is-in games, comes this absurd "choice" in an on-line poll about the future of the farmers market.
I'll have more to say about this on Thursday morning. Until then, just remember DNA's statement of principle back in 2010, when it was asked to take a stand on bridge tolls, and produced a statement of pure, unadulterated, unalloyed cowardice. It's reprinted below.
While you're reading it, just keep asking yourself: From the inception of DNA's farmers market expansion boondoggle, through its surreptitious placement in the city council budget, right up through this insulting poll -- the poll's insipidity quite possibly is the only transparent act DNA had ventured in a decade -- has any one thing the organization has done to advance the idea of overspending on the farmers market NOT BEEN POLITICAL?
Rather than forward yet another payback to farmers market management (ye Gods, when will it ever be enough?), couldn't we take the $270,000, pay someone $10K a year to run it at whatever location might be deemed of best interest to the entire city, and buy ourselves 27 years of restful nights?
Why is DNA opposed to having an intelligent community discussion about the farmers market and its place in a revitalizing downtown without resorting to the misconceptions and scaremongering?
If the farmers market is genuinely important, maybe we need to take it back from DNA's clutches and do something important with it.