Tucson Ghost Giraffe suggests moving City Hall to El Conby Hugh Holub on Sep. 10, 2011, under politics
Hi. I am Tucson’s Ghost Giraffe. I’m haunting the City of Tucson’s government.
One of the problems with the city government is its is concentrated in downtown Tucson.
Nobody goes to downtown Tucson except for jury duty or to pay fines or get hassled by the government. Downtown Tucson is cut off from the rest of the city and is really irrelevant to most people. I think that’s why the decision from down there are always irrelevant to the rest of the city…they’re in their own little government ghetto down there.
So here is a radical idea…move City Hall to El Con.
Think about it….put City Hall among Home Depot and Target. on Broadway west of Alvernon.
Lots of free parking so folks could come down to City Council meetings. And the elected officials would be constantly reminded of how important sales taxes are to the city.
And what is really cool is you can hear the lions on the zoo roaring at night even at El Con.
The city could sell all its buildings downtown, and with all that private sector down there, that would do more to revive the area then spending taxpayer money. Leave downtown to criminal defense law firms.
And anything the city would do at El Con would be an improvement over what’s going on there now…especially on the west side of the complex…and city workers could walk over to the zoo for lunch and see my friends.
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