Last week we offered our view on the group of business people in Ridgway who met, representing a minority of Ridgway businesses, to coalesce a presentation of their views on Ridgway’s Streetscape project. At this late stage of the process, as the committee formed by the Town is on the verge of presenting a recommendation to the town council, we felt an exclusive meeting, not open to all, was unproductive.
At the Streetscape committee meeting on May 24, one member, as reported, characterized their meeting as done “in a divisive way.”
But this business group wasn’t the only group making a presentation of a select group's thoughts. The Streetscape committee’s own recent informal survey was presented at the same meeting. It, like the business group, sampled only a portion of the businesses. Two Streetscape committee members spoke one on one with some Ridgway business owners—not all—and presented some of their responses to the committee.