So I was working at Fort Pearl and in comes a batch of mayor calls....A Meadow Street woman concerned about Red and White Auto trying to come back next door...I remember that controversy from Mayor Butler's years and am not looking forward to the deja vu all over again version.
Also got a call from TV 7s Jessica Shaw who wanted to interview me about Godsmack....Well, its not a controversy to me as I think the city manager is just doing her job, but there are those trying to make it a culture war pitting rockers against an aging Captain and Tenille generation.
I did the interview as it looks worse not to and merely said the manager is doing what I would expect in seeking to make sure the facility can handle such an event and that the public's safety is preserved.
There is substantial public subsidy and liability in any such event and its her job to make sure everything is done to make it a safe and enjoyable experience. I knew I would be juxtaposed to former Councilman Simmons in the story. Mr. Simmons is a co-promoter of the event on August 20 and is also staging a concert this Tuesday by the band Buckcherry.
To me its not personal. Its just that sometimes in the pursuit of fun or profit there has to be an adult in the room....I am sure the manager will fairly review the issues at her staff meeting Monday.
Anyway, its always a pleasure to be interviewed by TV 7 and I invite you to watch this evening...Perhaps before you head out to the Reba concert which looks like is blessed with great weather.