With each Labor Day weekend that comes and goes, we realize that we have not quite had enough of summer and that the chill of winter is not far off. But more than that, beyond the change of weather and the start of school, it’s the end to the freewheeling, weekends-away, vacations-with-the-kids lifestyle of the summer months. So here’s to embracing the change that we all dread, and the things we look forward to. What would you like to see happen this winter in San Jose?
For one, I would like more to happen within the city council and the mayor’s office. I have complained before that there are no “big splash” events. What about finally stepping in and making that push for a downtown baseball stadium? What about combating Westfield’s addition of department stores and coming up with a retail plan that doesn’t start and end with Stevens Creek Boulevard? What about making San Jose a place that we want to be in, regardless of the month, and not just because it’s a nice family place to live.
Let’s all brainstorm on what we would like to see in our town as the summer recedes in the rearview mirror. Or is it simply a pipe dream to think that we can make a big splash before the fat man comes down the chimney?