I read the article a couple of weeks back discussing the state of OUR downtown. I agree that something has to be done immediately. It is getting worse and worse every weekend I take our family downtown. After reading the article, I felt good that OUR elected officials finally recognize the problem; however I see nothing being done.
If we want people to shop downtown lets give them some incentive. For every $500.00 they spend with our downtown shops in receipts, the town gives the shopper a $ 50.00 gift certificate to all participating stores.
The stores could pay into it and the city could subsidize a good portion of it.
Just an idea, but lets do something NOW