First the city told the businesses on the wet side of New Bo (“No Bo”) that the HESCO barriers had to sit on flat land. Then a guy on the news said the city said the barriers couldn’t have been stretched that far, essentially that they didn’t have enough.
The city did a great job preventing what could have been a much worse disaster, so kudos to them for that. They could have done more, however, including explaining why the “No Bo” businesses were left out in the proverbial cold.
So now Mayor Corbett asks us to patronize New Bo businesses, to help make up for a week lost. What he should be asking is for New Bo businesses to help the NoBo businesses recover and rebuild, since they were kept safe. Mayor Corbett, please don’t say we should go to them all. If those from the businesses that were kept safe don’t help out those that weren’t, they are not the types I want to do business with. I hope I am wrong about that. They are supposed to be a community, let’s see if that holds.