Letters to the editor, April 25, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:15 pm | Updated: 12:19 am, Fri Apr 25, 2014.

Focus of Plaza should be for pedestrians

Thanks to Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales for his insightful proposal to free all roads around the Plaza from vehicular traffic. Thanks also to the Santa Fe Public Safety and Business/Quality of Life Committees for approving his proposal.

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  • Emontoya7046 posted at 10:07 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Emontoya7046 Posts: 20

    No, absolutely not mayor! Closing the plaza to vehicles is like closing our cutural hertitage center, what is dear to us. I enjoy a drive through the plaza to feel our ancestors and just enjoy tbe ambiance. If its closed, good by plaza.

  • Patricio R. Downs posted at 9:48 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Patricio Downs Posts: 81

    RE: Mr. Chance's comment - It's interesting that he invokes the Vietnam War in his comment. Granted, there are a lot of Baby Boomers still around (and they still vote); however, a large proportion of the voting bloc (Gen X and Millenials) were either too young to remember the Vietnam War, or weren't even born yet. History tends to repeat itself due to humans not paying attention to it, or the thought that something is somehow "different this time". The real question as to whether Gov. Martinez will get another term is whether or not she can convince enough voters that she's a better choice than "the other guy", whoever that person may be.

    Regarding some of the accusations that she was able to levy against the previous administration: it appears that her administration is guilty of doing things nearly or equally as bad as the last guy. This appears to be a trend that is prevalent, not just in New Mexico, but nearly everywhere in the US. It's easy to see why many people have lost faith in the system.

    It's going to be interesting come November.

  • Julian R. Grace posted at 9:40 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Logies New Mexican Posts: 283

    Agreed. We lost the enjoyment of our plaza quite some time ago to tourism and a perpetual police presence. No longer can native Santa Feans appreciate it like before at the risk of being beat up and arrested. But having limited auto traffic will improve safety.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 6:41 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1600

    Glen, go back to Europe.


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