Is it just me, or am I seeing a curious gesture from SLO governmental officials and the â€œcommunityâ€? that goes against an unalienable right we have to gather in public?
How can they (those who drafted and ran the ad in this weekâ€™s New Times â€” â€œThe Party is Overâ€?) be acting in good conscience when the following statement is published?
â€œGatherings on streets, sidewalks and parking lots near campus and downtown will not be allowed.â€?
Since when are â€œwe the peopleâ€? not allowed to gather in public?
I understand the intent, but help me with manner in which â€œtheyâ€? are going about their means to an end. Since when are â€œweâ€? (the community) signing up for and endorsing police-state tactics?
The implied threat is tactless and not in the spirit of honoring the SLO citizenry, which by and large is quite functional and peaceful.
San Luis Obispo