Yes we can!
By making art and music into crimes, misguided City burghers, resembling the city council in the movie, "Footloose," did the bidding of commercial property owners.
Their rash actions cleared the way for panhandlers. In the 1990s, there were no panhandlers, because buskers would tell them, "move along buddy."
St. George Street once had cool shops. They're mostly gone. In their place are tacky, tawdry, t-shirt shops, selling obscene or drinking and drug related t-shirts.
As former Planning and Zoning Board member and retired Council on Aging Executive Director Cathy Brown put it best, this has turned St. George Street into "one giant t-shirt shop." As Mayor Nancy Shaver says, "Our streets are not lively."