Monday, February 7, 2011

You join the school board and now you want to stop downtown redevelopment?

How dare you stand in the way of progress Ms. Costic...

There is a regular commenter on Peoria Chronicle that goes by the name "District 150 Observer". D150O is consisent with the use of the name and the level of information that he apparently has about the goings on in the City. The other day he posted this:


but in Saturday's pjstar, Councilman Turner said this:

Wow, that's a heavy burden to place on new BOE member Mya Lynn Costic, who is the owner of Mya's Just 4 Kids (the "learning center" of which Councilman Turner speaks). Just what we need MORE friction between the City and the BOE. Turner's comment kind of ramps it up, doesn't it?

I'm sure Ms. Costic is civic minded (she volunteered for the school board) and wouldn't want to cause the City any irreparable harm over her decision to protect her business interests and/or clients.

It just seems kind of unfair that an "at-large" Councilman (who is supposed to care about both Ms. Costic's interest and the strip club owner) would say that the future of downtown Peoria hinges on whether Ms. Costic stands up for not wanting a very popular strip club to re-locate 100 feet from her child care center.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So that's what District 150 observer looks like? I think I know him.

Frustrated said...

A bit off topic, but . . . why would Big Al's want to relocate over by the City Link? Seems out of the way? IMO, Big Al's, is for many, but one stop on an evening out. Why wouldn't it want to locate near other drinking establishments?

Perhaps there is more to this? Is the owner opening additional establishments on that property as well? Something with a more general draw since it is located across from the Civic Center?

Just asking.

Frustrated said...

ok, I have reconsidered my position. Maybe the owner sees the City Link location as good one as it is just across the bridge from the real action in town (hotel business)-- East Peoria.