Bad idea to open Modesto plaza

August 24, 2013 

All of the letters published in Wednesday's paper showed intelligence that I had thought this town lacked. Too bad only two of the council members reflect this.

Tenth Street Plaza is one of the more pleasant parts of downtown. If the street is opened to traffic, I cringe when I think about the first little girl or boy who dashes across the street as they have become accustomed to no traffic. Having car traffic has not improved business to the rest of 10th as well as 11th, I and J streets. Rents asked in that block of 10th are also the highest in town. And, if one has to pay for parking in the garage, business will continue to suffer.

DOROTHY ELDER

Modesto

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