Thursday, April 20, 2006
St. George Street Artist and Entertainers -- Time to Repeal TOSGSAAESO?
I recently viewed 2000 and 2001 City of St. Augustine Commission videotapes. The energy that went into kicking all singing and painting off of St. George Street was incredible! Commissioner Susan Burk, my hero back then, was a zealous effective advocate for First Amendment. She is now our Vice Mayor. Whatever happened to her? She and others promised to repeal or revamp the artist and entertainer ordinance. Today, St. George Street resembles neither Williamsburg nor Montreal, but remains a tacky, dull venue for selling t-shirts to tourists. When are our "reform" Commissioners going to stand up to our City Manager, WILLIAM B. HARRISS, and repeal That Outrageous St. George Street Artist and Entertainer Suppression Ordinance (TOSGAAESO)? What do you think?