Editorial: Feedback on downtown safety

Editorial: Feedback on downtown safety

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Last week I offered an editorial on events related to the fireworks show downtown and the safety of the area. As expected this topic received a large number of responses.

Here's a sample.

Bo said: I already quit going downtown because there is NO PARKING and now teenagers shooting pistols so they can keep it.

Terry says she just visited and stayed downtown for the first time last week. Excellent restaurant choices and outdoor friendly. The architecture has been beautifully restored. Locals need to support the efforts.

Lynn said: I went downtown tonight for a function, families were out and about. Downtown is as safe as it's going to be, I have been to several major cities, and Montgomery can't touch them in the "unsafe" category.

Grant weighed in: People are so unrealistic! I am sure many of these critical comments come from people who still go out to East Chase and anywhere else in and around Taylor Road. I have never felt unsafe downtown and this one act does not make it less safe.

Finally, Brenda Said: My husband and I enjoyed going down town to the River walk and restaurants in the alley but after last weekend I think we will stay away for a while and see how things go.

These are just a few of the many responses that were given. I appreciate everyone's thoughts and thank you for taking the time to do so. 

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