So the city has suddenly decided to cut down those beautiful ficus trees en masse? And not incrementally — if and when they caused sidewalk problems — as promised?
They obviously waited until right after the election so that this wouldn’t be a super-charged political issue. Cynical bastards.
To his credit, Dave Golonski and his wife were always adamantly against their wholesale elimination. He pleaded restraint whenever the issue came in front of the council.
What you’re seeing here is ideological eco-fascism at its worst. And expedience. There’s nothing inherently wrong with those ficus trees. Only a few of them were causing problems.
Tree City, eh? And please. Spare us the extolling of their replacements, staff. You’re assholes to be doing this.
Scratch the produce butcher dreams, obviously. It’s Pig City, and everybody on the outside knows it. You’ll be lucky if you get a ‘365’ over there. Not even that.