Tourism is the best thing that can happen to Ventura! It creates jobs, gives us all more fun restaurants and places to visit, and helps fuel progress. Rather than complain about it (overcrowding, homeless) , the most productive thing to do is get involved, show up to City Council and public planning meetings, and ensure it is good, well thought out growth that benefits everyone.
Eric Rosenberg from Old Town
Yesterday, Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Main Street was lined with parade watchers, and the parade entries were lined up as far as the eye could see. The parade progressed on a very slow procession toward the Judges Reviewing Stand; most of the time the parade was at a standstill while the entertaining entries stopped at Chestnut Street to perform for the Judges.
When the Judges Reviewing Stand was located at California Street the entertaining entries could perform while crossing California Street. California Street seems to be much more level and wider; thereby allowing the entertainers to slow, but continue up Main Street.
The officials who approve the parade route, timing, and location of reviewing stands should take all this into consideration during the approval process, and offer solutions to avert avoidable delays. Keep the parades moving in an orderly fashion.
PS Google Earth shows the following widths:
California St. 85 feet wide.
Chestnut St. 68 feet wide.
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