Gordman: Will marijuana on Main Street solve Breckenridge’s parking problem?
September 3, 2014
I believe the Breckenridge Town Council has finally found a solution to the serious parking problem that has plagued the town for years. The council is in the process of developing an ordinance that will permit the development of pot shops on Main Street. While no one can be absolutely sure how a proliferation of pot shops will affect town traffic, I believe it is very likely to be negatively. And even if I am wrong, how can the four council members who are promoting this issue guarantee that it won't.
The most amazing part of this issue is that there is no apparent upside for the town. These four council members are willing to take significant risk with the town's reputation and brand without the promise of any reward. I have yet to talk to anyone who believes this is a potential benefit to the town. Just as amazing is the fact that the town spends about $3 million a year advertising to the world that Breckenridge is a great place to bring your family. This message appears to conflict with the pot heaven they are promoting.
So how does this solve the parking problem? It's simple, fewer tourists, fewer families, fewer jobs, less demand for parking spots. Parking problem solved!
Elly and Bob Gordman
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