The irony that P&Z and the Parking Authority are considering regulating the number spots for certain downtown businesses rather than come up with a comprehensive plan to address the real issues is breathtaking.
We all read about concerns of retail vacancies and the diminishing business base in town. Offering meaningless tax incentives to attract tenants are laughable as are costly studies for consultants to look at our watch and tell us what time it is. We want successful retailers and restaurants then we seek to restrict them. It’s absurd. The answers are obvious. These businesses need three things to thrive. Number one: Parking. Number two: Realistic rents. Number three: A supportive market. They are having difficulty in Ridgefield because we lack all three.