Author: Alan

City Council Voted to Prohibit a New Business in the City Center/Paseo Village Area

City Council Voted to Prohibit a New Business in the City Center/Paseo Village Area

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I would like to share my thoughts with you regarding a recent controversy involving the city’s planning commission, which voted unanimously to prohibit a new business from taking location in the City Center/Paseo Village area, which had a residential population of more than 6,000. This business would have been a “cinema” which would have provided a movie showing each night, so that people could be entertained and not spend their Saturday night sleeping in their cars.

I was a member of this committee and am glad that the decision was made. Having lived here for 20 years, I know that the City Center is the heart of our community. As the City Center/Paseo Village area is the primary location for commercial and administrative operations, it is important that such a business be allowed to locate here. Our City Center is one that has been revitalized – that is, the neighborhood is filled with restaurants, shopping, bars, and night clubs that attract people for a better evening out. For years, our City Center/Paseo Village area has not had businesses or movies and shows. This area is also the area of the city where I am most proud of our city, where our youth clubs are located, and where our businesses have been successful for many years.

However, we are not a community of people who want to spend every minute of their off hours in a city of 6,000-plus residents, especially on Saturdays. There are many other activities that we will have to find in the City Center/Paseo Village area to give our residents something to do. There are no new businesses to be allowed to locate here.

In addition, we must also recognize that this area has been heavily developed, and that there is not a large enough space to accommodate the many things that we need our residents to enjoy. The City Center/Paseo Village area is over-populated with commercial and family activities, such as restaurants, shopping centers, night clubs and other entertainment. The

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