I will give Mike credit on one front, he supports the use of snowgates. He also supports testing them again this winter;
That’s why Huether wants to test the snow gates for a third straight season. And while he’s well aware of a petition going around town, he cautions those who are eager to see the gates become permanent.
“You want to do it because people are excited, but you want to do it in a prudent way, in a responsible way, and you want to do it right,” Huether said. “And that’s ultimately what we’ll do.”
Why? We get to see a third year of testing before we vote on it. They have been proven across the region and country that they work. What’s the hold up? Oh, that’s right, the Mayor’s ego . . .
After this third test run, Huether says he could make a recommendation to the city as early as March.
While the mayor’s recommendation and endorsement is appreciated (and I’m not even being snarky) this is probably going to a public vote, so his hands in the issue really don’t matter. The citizens will ultimately be making the decision on snowgates, not the mayor, or the city council. Councilors Jamison, Staggers and Anderson have already figured this out and accepted it, maybe it is time for the mayor to do the same.