In response to the ex-Marine who was offended and sickened by another writer's letter:
The writer's letter was about Veterans and fallen heroes who fought in wars to protect veterans and all peoples rights to vote and to put the Battery Park marina issue on a voting ballot. One of the few rights we have left is our right to vote. With all the controversy over city-owned property, I tip my hat to the city commissioner who took a door-to-door poll.
Perhaps if you took a door-to-door poll, polls wouldn't be as silly as you think.In times of uncertainty, when one business after another are closing their doors, with more businesses on shaky ground, people losing their jobs and 200 more will lose their jobs by the end of the year from a West Monroe Street business and no jobs to go to.
How much will the $175 million dollar Battery Park project cost the tax payers? What already overtaxed citizens don't need is more taxes. Beautiful condos by the waters edge is but a dream for the hard-working class and retirees. It's human nature to envision big money but reality is reality. Battery Park is not downtown Sandusky.
Will the Battery Park Marina project bring downtown Sandusky back? I'm confident a lot of people, including downtown landlords, would like to see downtown Sandusky come back. With the malls and other Perkins Avenue stores, people do their banking and buy everything from medicine to an oil change under one roof, with plenty of free parking and miles of restaurants. A lot of people couldn't care less about downtown Sandusky. True, people are retiring and being forced to retire at an astonishing rate and so are the jobs they are leaving behind. Many are selling their homes if they own one, moving to warmer climates and buying more affordable homes than condos.
Sandusky needs decent paying jobs. Wimpy restaurant and hotel jobs just don't fit the bills.