Cruzin' Colby deserves support
This event is welcomed by most all of the local businesses as it brings people, excitement, and needed revenue into the downtown area. Hotels, motels, service businesses and restaurants all benefit greatly. As a former business owner and sponsor of this event, I fail to see the logic behind these decisions. Every Everett business owner pays a B&O tax to the city based on gross sales, not profit. Shouldn't at least part of that income stream be used to help rather than hurt our economy?
The Seattle Rodtiques solicit sponsors, which in turn donate money to make this event happen. Any excess goes to assorted local charities. Two thousand dollars that would have gone to these charities now has to go to a contractor, approved by the city, to put up and remove the barricades. This event is so enjoyed by many, please don't let it be another family event lost.