Am I wrong? Am I being unnecessarily captious? Does anybody care?
Driving about aimlessly the other day, I became aware of an interesting and insidious phenomenon: Most of Cape Cod's 'premier destination' seems to be under corporate parking lots. And we (Barnstable) have a reputation of being anti-business I don't think so. Maybe 'anti-small' business, but we seem to have provided the Big-Guys with all the room they'd ever need-- and more. I really could not believe the expanse of tarred acreage we have spawned---it ain't pretty and it ain't Cape Cod in spite of all the Hoo-Ha about Hyannis' revitalization---(on one street by the way).
Maybe Barnstable's new Town Manager can do something immediate and impressive to get the new government off to a roaring start! How about giving us Cape Codders --us native Hyannis citizenry a shot at some of this expanse without forcing a levy on us for its use. I am referring to the '24-7' pay as you park at the Hyannis waterfront. Could we at least have that back? Could not the next 20 acre or 40 acre parking lot negotiated by some future corporate behemoth be asked to pay its share annually to assure us locals a coffee by the sea without financial penalty? '24-7'? year-round? I am unaware of recent thinking on this travesty but hopefully someone somewhere (Chambers of Commerce?) may be working something out to make us more tourist and citizen friendly down at our harbor.