Posted on June 21, 2008 at 8:54 PM
Businesses are suffering so much from the bum problem (panhandlers masquerading as "buskers") clogging up the streets with their dogs and excrement, rubbing dung on shop-windows, aggressing passersby, and endangering employees, that it is doubtful whether or not this ineffectual cad is going to be given another chance to ruin downtown Santa Fe. Isn't it bad enough that the one policeman on the Plaza, Cecil, is always on a toot, and doesn't give a hoot? If you doubt the veracity of the statement about small businesses being imperiled, just go speak to Bernadette at 1st National Bank of Santa Fe. She will tell you how the businesses are organizing to combat the daily threats wrought by the mayor and council.