Calm the sidewalk hysteria
I very much appreciated Shawn Vestal’s Sept. 27 column regarding his composite walk around the dangerous downtown streets of this stubbornly backward, charming city I call home. Vestal’s writing brought some much needed balance to the human issues faced by downtown Spokane.
It’s a city, people. Cities, in my experience, come with a complement of colorful and diverse characters. There’s simply got to be some gray area between the current hysteria and reasonable rules of conduct for public places.
I share Vestal’s urge to go sit on a sidewalk. And we wonder why the West Side still points and snickers?