I would like to respond to Orlando Romero’s column (“Plaza is for the people of Santa Fe,” April 27) published in The New Mexican.
I wonder if Mr. Romero reads his own column. In one paragraph, he raves about the great time he and his wife have experienced at Plaza Santa Ana in Madrid, Spain (among others) — how it’s their favorite place to stay in Madrid, and then in his closing paragraph, he says (in reference to the Santa Fe Plaza closing to motor vehicles), “No one solution is going to please everyone, but whatever the choice, it is wise to remember that it is the people’s Plaza. It doesn’t belong to bureaucrats or the tourists.” I have no problem with his idea set forth in the first sentence of that comment. I don’t even have a problem with him saying the Plaza doesn’t belong to bureaucrats — but I have a serious problem with him saying that the Plaza does not belong to tourists.
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