So here’s what I’m what thinking up. Let’s put up 1,000 of these 5320 signs up around the fountain in Lower Bricktown. Then let’s invite Mike Morgan for a discussion on how sometimes the TV weather guys really mess things up with bad forecasts. And let’s be sure to time this to coincide with the drinking binge for cancer thingamajig event, hoping it returns to Bricktown after all.
Those of you who are longtime readers of this blog are smiling right now. You know that this sign discussion is just another example of how I try to take the discussions I hear on the street and bring them onto this site. I don’t do rants. I’m not engaging in personal attacks. But I am questioning how things are done, why things are done, and how some actions impact downtown and our community.
It’s that simple gang. This isn’t the newspaper – it’s a NewsOK blog, where, yes, I do dwell a lot more on matters related to downtown than we would either in print or even on NewsOK. To say I “obsess” on downtown is like saying Darnell Mayberry “obsesses” about the NBA on his blog.
Well yeah. Big surprise.
I think much of this discussion has been a good one. But please folks, stay civil. Not once have I personally attacked Tim Berney or the folks at VI Marketing. I’ve not done any name calling. I have asked questions that clearly annoyed Tim and his client. That’s OK. And if some of you don’t like his answers, that’s cool too.
Personally, I’ve attached to this topic for one reason: I love the irony of a state agency using taxpayer money to put up illegal signs that more taxpayer money will be used to remove. That’s the ultimate man-bites-dog story. Sorry if you folks at VI don’t appreciate this. But it does get one to asking “What in the world were you thinking?” And now we know.
So one last tidbit on this … for now.
The city spent about $90,000 removing these illegal yard signs in 2010.