Hosting a nationally road road rally in downtown got a big thumbs up this morning from business and community leaders when I brought it up to them at a meeting at City Hall.
"It's a no brainer," said one participant, even though there had been staff objections to a plan to close off a short section of Washington Street on a Tuesday afternoon, so the Fireball Run can set up a finish line. The event is sponsored by Universal Pictures and Watertown was chosen as one of a handful of small cities to participate this year.
A majority of City Council also favor welcoming the event and I am hosting a meeting between the City Manager and the local Chamber, which is coordinating the event.
One of those voicing the strongest support is Brian Murray, owner the Agricultural Building and the Top of the Square Plaza.