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Our View: Ideas for the Plaza? Tonight’s the night

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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Brakes on the notion to close the Plaza to vehicle traffic? After what seemed a fast track to approval (two committees said yes), a decidedly disapproving Public Works Committee has Mayor Javier Gonzales refiguring his idea to turn the Plaza over to pedestrians.

This doesn’t mean the mayor still wouldn’t like to see less traffic on the historic square, he’s just come face to face with Santa Fe’s political realities: People here don’t like change — after all, what’s history without remembering the good old days? Anything new or different immediately causes a ruckus. And Gonzales did spring the proposed closure of the Plaza out of the blue. It wasn’t one of his campaign planks and came to him after walking around downtown and talking to people. He didn’t talk to enough people, evidently, because he now has realized the proposal needs more development.

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