The editorial pages of the StarNews are regularly littered with the desire to have larger governments, more regulations and support for large government projects like convention centers and ball stadiums. Now they have weighed in on adding MORE government to the waterfront.
Downtown needs a public commons. Downtown needs a place for picnics. Downtown desperately needs a playground for children. The Water Street deck would be the perfect spot. The best use would be something that downtown desperately needs – open park space.
“Desperately Needs”???? That’s kind of a weird choice of words. What Wilmington desperately needs is more entrepreneurs, more innovators, job creators. Heck, it desperately needs fewer regulations. It even desperately needs some vision. But it most certainly does NOT desperately need a place for more picnics.
It might WANT another park, but it doesn’t NEED one. And that’s ultimately the problem. When editors and big government types don’t know the difference between needs and wants, we’re all in trouble.
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